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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Cousin Herman

Cousin Herman

This shy guy in a ruffled shirt and bow tie is identified only as "Cousin Herman."

Cousin Herman

Great image. I just have to wonder though - was it was the photographer who directed Herman to stare off into some other dimension or do was Herman himself just either uncomfortable looking directly into the camera - or yet, just being a bit melodramatic. The boots are great. I had to wear some like that for a production that I was in recently, and I can tell you that they are a royal pain to get in and out of. Fortunately, the prop manager, a spry 88 years old, had a boot button hook tool thing that she and her sister used when they were children that had been given to them by her mother.

Best,
Michael Sprouse
www.SPROUSEART.com

Herman

Herman never cared for his siblings' hand-me-downs ... His sister's stuff just never fit that well.

 
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