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Figure 1.--Here we have a charming portrait of Karel Chech III at the age of 4 years in Czechoslovakia during 1947. Note the zippered sweater with a diamond pattern and the white shirt collar showing over it. Karel wears extremely well pressed short shorts with neat creases and ribbed beige long stockings.

The HBC biography section is for people or families that have achieved some degree of notariety or fame. HBC readers in many cases have submitted family portraits. HBC has until now not added them to the biography section. We believe now that this is a mistake. Many of the HBC readers contributing family portraits can also provide details about the boy and him family. This background information help us to assess social trends and put the fashions involved in perspective. This is just why the biographical section is an important part of HBC. As a result, HBC has decided to create pages for these relatively unknown people, when some basic family data is available. Incidentally if you find a relative here, please do tell us somehing about him. Here we are listing these biographies alpahabetically to facilitate looking up individual names. The alphabdetical list is the primary data base in this section. While we have not persued geneolgical resreach on these individual, having the names and in many cases the loaction provide the potential to acquire more back ground information in the future which may provide additonal insights into the fashion and life style trends.

Cain, Russell Emerson (United States, 1892- )

A portrait Russell Emerson Cain show him at the age of 5 in 1897 wearing a fancy Fauntleroy blouse with a kilt skirt kilt. He also had long uncurled hair. He did not come from a wealthy family. He later described his protrait, as "... when I was a little girl growing up ..." We are not sure when he was breeched, but another photograph at age 9 shows him playing baseball with his friends.

Caldwell, James (United States, 1890s)

Here an American boy named James Caldwell from Batavia, New York wears a suit with an enormous Fauntleroy lace collar. The collar is so large that you can't see what type of suit he is wearing very well. We do see a 'U'-shaped front exposing the blouse rather than a cur-away jacket. We haven't seen that likd of jacket before. The collar is done in eylet lace. The eyelet lace currs turned back with scalloped edges, an eyelet lace front, and a collar, also edged with scallops. Difficult to see because it is also white is a floppy bow. The studio was Calvert: Cor. Main and Bank St., Batavia, N. Y. The portrait is undated, but almost certainly dates to the 1890s. The image is a close waist portrait of James who looks to be about 5-6 years old. This portrait is unusual in that James is posed in a a natural pose with arms resting on a draped table in the foreground. This composition is seldom seen and is rather modern.

Caldwell, James L. Jr. (United States, 1888)

This is a cabinet card portrait of James L. Caldwell Jr. He looks to be about 9-10 years old. The portrait was dated 1888. It is a little difficukt determining what lind of suit he is wering. It looks to be a stardard lael sack suit, but it has a back flap like a sailor suit. He has a large white collar, but difficult to see because of a luge floppy bow. It is a single colored bow, but we do not know the color. The studio was Schmedling in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Calvo Boys (Italy/United States, about 1910)

Here we have the Calvo brothers. The photograph is from the George S. Bain collection in the Library of Congress. It is labeled "sons of Senor Calvo". The spelling leads us to believe that the boys are Italian rather than Spanish or Latin American. We do not think that they are from a prominent family although they are well dressed. The only prominent Calvo we know from the time is an Argentine diplomat. Rather we think that the boys are recent Italian immigrants. Unfofrtuntely the attached document card offers no further information. The image is undated, but we believe it was taken about 1910.

Campbell, Alexander (Scotland, 1855-1929)

The boy sculpted by Jackson is wearing highland dress. He wears a cut-away jacket wiith a Highland kilt and sporan. He is the honourable Alexander Campbell. Alexander was born in 1855. He was was the son of John Frederick Vaughan Campbell, 2nd Earl Cawdor (1817-98). His mother was Sarah Mary Compton-Cavendish (18??-81). He looks to be about 10-years old. The work was sculptured in London signed and dated 1872. That means that Alexander would have been about 16 years old, but he looks younger in the sculpture, perhaps it was begun several years earlier. We know nothing about Alexander's childhood and very little about his life. He married twic. First to Constance Pleydell-Bouverie, daughter of Philip Pleydell-Bouverie and Jane Seymour (1879). He next secondly, Rose Rebecca Blyton (1888).

Campbell, Ray (United States, 1880s)

This cabinet card portrait is undated, but we estimate was taken in the mid 1880s, but that is only a rough guess. The portrait is from the estate auction of Miss Nina Campbell. Campbell is of course a Scottish name, but we do not know when the family immigrated. South Dakota was not one of the major place to whicg the Scotts settled. She was originally from South Dakota. Campbell is her maiden name and the photos are of her, family, and friends. The child here is identified as Ray Campbell. We are not sure what his relation was to Nina. It is a Railroad Photo Card. This means that Ray probany came from a small town on aail line that did not have a permanent photographic studio. Thus a rail car was laid up on a side line and operated as a studio for a short period. Ray has long hair done in a few riglets. He has a moderate sized white collar and polkadot floppy bow worn with a collar-buttoning jacket.

Candloge?, George Spencer (England, 1866)

This CDV portrait shows George Spencer [Candloge?} in March 1866. Unfoirtunately we can not make out the last name very well. Perhaps readers can figure it out. George looks to be about 14, perhaos 15 years old. The studio was Hills & Saunders, Eton & Oxford. Hills & Saunders was one of the leading English Victorian photographic firms, started as a partnership between Robert Hills & John Henry Saunders. They were social photographers with studios at different times in: London (society), Harrow & Eton & Rugby (locations of leading schools), Oxford & Cambridge (leading universities), Aldershot & Sandhurst (army). The way George is dressed and with a studio in Eton, he suyrely must be a student at Eton College. This was the uniform worn by junior boys. Notice the top hat on the table. He wears an Eton College uniform consiting of a small Eton collr, short black jacket, vest, and light-colored trousers. He is holding an umbrella. This is very similr to the modern unifirm. Notice the largely blank background, characteristic of 1860s CDVs.

Canepa Children (United States, 1880s)

This cabinet card portrait shows the three Canepa children. They look to br about 2-7 years old. You in images like this we are left to guess ewho is who. We suspected looking at the hair style of the middle child that he was a boy. In this case we do not have to guess necause we have the names of ther children, Elvira Canepa (Veta), Claude Canepa, and Beatrice Canepa (or Bea). The plaid dress and collar is another clue. We are not sure howto fate the potrtait. We would guess the 1880s. The studio was W.W. Fister in Richmond, Virginia.

Caplain Family

We have several CDV portaits of boys in the Caplain family. We are not sure if they re all brothers or perhaps more likely cousins. They clearly came from a prosperous family. We know virtually nothing about the family except that they lived in Paris and look to be very prosperous. The CDVs are not dated, but given the fashions and studio settings would have been taken in the 1860s-70s.

Edouard Caplain (France, 1860s)

The CDV and albumen process was invented in France during the 1850s, but was not an immediate success. We do not yet have any French CDVs from the 50s. We do have a number from the 1860s and this is one of them. The portait is not dated, but looks like the 1860s to us. The boy is Edouard Caplain. We know nothing about him, bit he clooks to be about 10-years old. He wears a single breasted jacket and matching vest. The jacket is worn open with a kind of cut-away jacket look, a popular style for boys. He has a large bow, looking rather like a pulled out stock. His long trousers do not match the jcket and vest. The studio was A. Vuillemot in Paris.

Caplain Brothers (France, 1860s)

Here we have the Caplain brothers, Henry and Jules who lived in Paris. The CDV is undated, but looks like it may have been taken in the late-60s or early 1870s. The boys are presumably related to two other Caplain brothers, Fr�d�ric and his brother. We are unsure about the family connection, presumably brothers or cousins. The boys wear matching tunics with wide-cut knee pants and white long stockings. They look to be about 4-6 years old.

Caplain Brothers (France, 1860s or early-70s)

We note the two Caplain brothers in Paris. The CDV portait is undated, but looks to have been taken in the 1860s. One brother is Fr�d�ric. I can't make out the other boy's name, but it seems to begin with a P. The boys wearing identical knee pants velvet suits with white long stockings. The suits have collar-buttioning jackets with piped detailing. They have Eton-like coolars and small bows. I'm not sure what color the suits may have been. One of the boys holds what looks like a matching rounded-crown hat. We do not know anything about the family, except that they were obviously affluent. We think they may have been related to Louis Henri Jean Charlot (1898- 1979). He was a French painter whose father was a Russian-born émigré and his mother of Mexican ancestry. Fr�d�ric may have been Charlot's uncle and godfather.

Carjat, E'tiene (France, 1869)

This French boy, E'tiene Carjat, was photographed in 1869. He wears a stripped dress with extensive embroidery, including a flower device offset at the waistband. We know nothing about the boy, except that he looks to be about 4-5 years old. He wears patterned stockings with his dress.

Carpenter, William (England, 1767- )

American ex-patriot Ralph Earl painted William Carpeter, an English boy, in 1779. The painting is in the collection of the Worcester Art Museum. Willian has a bright red suit. His hair in the front is done in bangs rather than combed back like some of the boys at mid-century. We note some other portraits showing this or a smililar style. We are not sure, however, just how common it was. Nor or we entirely sure if this was a juveile style. Willian's hair is done in loose curls at the back to shoulder length, but can not be seen well at the back. The most notable aspect of his clithing is the bright red suit. We have seen younger boys wearing red suits at the time, but William is an older boy, about 12 years old when his portrait was painted. We are not sure about the conventions. We do not think adult men commonly wore bright red suits. How common it was for school-age boys like William we are not sure. The suit is three-pieces and all (the jacket, vest-waistcoat, and knee breeches) are the same bright red material. He wears his suit with an open-collar blouse.

Carr, Michael Carmichael (United States, 1880)

This cabinent portrait of Michael Carmichael Carr was taken during Christmas 1880. It appears to have been taken in Califirnia, probably San Francisco. This and other portraits were from an album of a family that lived in San Francisco and San Mateo, California. It is notavle because it shows Michael wearing a traditionally styled sailor suit and soft cap in 1880. This is one of the first American portraits we have noted with such traditional styling.

Carrabio R., Jos� and Issura (Peru, 1870s)

This portrait shows a Peruvian boy and a girl, persumably siblings, holding hands in fancy outfits with white long stockings. The portrait is not dated, but looks like the late 1870s to us. The outfits seem similar to what Spanish children might wear. These would be affluent children from an urban family, probably in Lima. This is not how most Peruvian children were dressed. The names of the children are written on the back, but they are hard to read. I think that they are Jos� and Issura Carrabio R.

Carter, Charles J.J. (United States, 1860s)

This American CDV is a portrait of Charles J.J. Carter if I read the inscription on the back correctly. The card has no indication as to where or when it was taken. It most likely is a northern card taken after the Civil War in the late 1860s. (There is no Federal revenue stamp.) Charles looks to be about 7 years old. He wears a cut-away jacket with button-on pants. This was a fairly common outfit, his hair is done in a more unique style. Charles' hair is done with a top roll or peak with double parts.

Carter, Edwin (United States, about 1890)

This boy is identified as Edwin Carter on his cabinet card portrait. He looks to be about 6 years old. He hs a large white Fauntleroy ruffled collar worn with a large plaid floppy boy. The collar reaches to his shoulders. That was fairly common boys' wear at the time. What is destinctive about Edwin is his curly hair. It is so curly that apparently mother was unable to do ringlets. She dies seem to have work on the curls at the top of his head. We do not think this would have occurred naturally. We can't tell much about his jacket. The portrait is undated, but the pinking and unpinked corners dates the cabinet card to 1888-96. The studio information is hard to read. It looks something like C???? Colleck in Cottag Gillanz [print indistinct]. The portrait came from an estate in southern Indiana.

Carter, Pete and Pearl (United States, 1910s)

Here we have brother and sister Pete and Pearl Carter. Pete is the child on the left. The children look to be about 6-9 years old. The snapshot is undated, but we would guess based on the bathing suits. was taken in the 1910s, perhaps the early-20s. They look to be in the mountains, probably enjoying a freshwater lake on their vacation. We are not sure where the snapshot was taken, but the children are presumably American. The trees in the background look like conifers, meaning a northern state, perhaps somewhere in the west. The children wear the same style bathing costumes, .fairly standard bathing suits for the early-20h century. What we are unsure about is the caps that they are wearing. Girls wore bathing caps, but not boys.

Caughey, Elford and Wolf (United States, 1918)

Here we have Elford Caughey in 1918. Elford is a name we no longer see. I'm not sure what kind of name Cauhey is, perhaps Irish. He looks to be about 13 years old. There are several interesting aspects to this photograph. First and foremost is "Wolf", Elford's wonderful German shepard. (Because of World War I, Americans began calling German shepards, Alsatians.) Because of Wolf we can't see exactly what Elford is wearing, but it surely was knickers. We can see the dark long stockings. Note the sport shirt. They were designed to be worn a a open collar shirt. Some mothers insisted that a tie be added as is the case with Elford here. There was no collar button. Some mothers insisted the tie be pulled tight. Here Elford wears it as more of a knotted scarfe. Note the short sleeves.

Chamberlain, Ian (United States, 1890s)

This is Ian Chamberlain. He looks to be about 6 years old. He wears a classic Fauntleroysuit with lce collar and floppy bow with mtcjing wrist cuffs. Notice the knee buckles rather thn buttons. The prtraitbis undated, but looks kike the late-1890s. The studio is Ott and Hay in Towanda, Pennsylvania.

Chapman, Bertie (England, 1898)

A HBC reader has submitted a charming portrait of Bertie Chapman. We believe that he may be English and his portrait was taken in 1898. He wears long curls done in pig tails with a colored velvet hair bow. His outfit is all white, including his lace-trimed dress, socks, and shoes. Colored is added by a sash. He was nearly 3 years old when the portrait was taken. I am not sure if the portrait was taken at home or in a photographic studio.

Chapman, William Henry (United States, about 1870)

This CDV portrait depicts William Hendrick Chapman. Onthe back of the card in old quill pen is written, "Youngest son of Hendrick and Sarah Chapman". The studio was A.W. Anderson, P.O. Block, Haverhill, Mass. William wears a long dress with ringlet curls at the back of his head. William looks to be about 3 years old.

Chapman Family (United States, 1890s)

We notice a portrait from a family album kept by Kenneth S. Chapman.. Keeneth couild be one of these boys or perhaps they are his sons or other family member. The family was from Woodhaven, New York on Long Island. The boys look to be about 3-8 years old. The youngest boy wears a Fauntleroy kilt suit. The blouse has especially large front frills and looks to be worn with a white floppy bow, but with all that white it is difficult to tell. There are matching wrist cuffs that extends to the elbows. The kilt has especilly wide box pleats. The older boy wears a single-breasted knee pants suit. Rather than a tie or bow he seems to be wearing a dickey, unusual with a sack suit like the boy is wearing. He looks rather like a priest. The portrait is undated, but looks to habe been taken in the 1890s. The photograph is not a mounted cabinet card as was standard at the time, but a loose photograph.

Charles, William (United States, 1890)

This boy had a cabinent card portrait taken in September 1889. He is identified as William Charles. We assume Charles is his last (family) name and not a surname. William was from Hillsboro, Ohio. He was 5 yeas old when the portrait was taken. He wears a patterened blouse with a polka-dot floppy bow, knee pants, and long stockings. The knee pants have a very loud check-like pattern. He is holding a rounded-crown hat with a very wide hat band. Willim's hair is cut short. We notice some American boys with short hair, but it does not seem to have been a very common hair cut.

Chatterton, J.T. (United States, about 1870)

A portrait of J. T. Chatterton, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, shows him holding a CDV album. The portraiy dates from the late 1860s or early 1870s. He looks to be about 13 years old. He wears a suit and vest (waistcoat) which buttons like a jacket without a tie, but with a white collar. His long pants suits shows that in the 1860s and early 1870s that it was very common for boys to wear long pants. He wears his hair over his ears.

Chaucpues, Will and Lucy G. Riggall (England, 1881)

This English CDV-size card shows two English children. The writing is unclear, but looks something like Lucy G. Riggall and Will W. Chaucpues. We are guessing they are cousins or neighbors. The photograoh was taken June 1881. They were photographed with their beach-going tin pail amd wooden shovels for digging in the sand. Notice the headwear and outfits--hardly what Americans would sea as neachwear. But of course, British beaches have much colder water than American beaches, even the southrn Channel beaches. The girl wears a coat with as best we can make out a dress, pantalettes and long stockings. The boy wears a high collar sweaterlike jersey and long knee pants.

Chciuk Family (Poland, early 1920s)

Here we see the Chciuk family in Drohobycz (Drohobych) around 1921. Drohobych in Ukrainian (Drohobycz in Polish) is a city of about 80,000 inhabitants (2005) in Lviv region of Western Ukraine. This area is in the North Carpathian foothills, 60 km south of Lviv. Before World War II the population was about 40,000 people. They were about 30 percent Ukrainian, 30 percent Polish (Roman catholic) and 30 percent Jewish. The Chciuk family was Polish. The area had been part of the Russian Empire, but in a war between the Bolshevicks and new Polish Republic, the Poles succeeded in establishing their independence and securing large areas to the east of central Poland where Poles were a minority, this included areas of modern Lithuana, Bylorusia, and the Ukraine.

Chech, Karel III (Czechoslovakia, 1947)

Here we have a charming portrait of Karel Chech III at the age of 4 years in Czechoslovakia during 1947. Note the zippered sweater with a diamond pattern and the white shirt collar showing over it. Karel wears extremely well pressed short shorts with neat creases and ribbed beige long stockings that cover his entire legs almost like tights. The tip of the hose supporter clasp is just barely visible on his left leg. Long stockings for boys were very common in central Europe in the 1940s and 1950s. Notice the wooden horses the reins of which he is holding in his hand. This seems to be a studio portrait, perhaps taken in Prague. But we don't know the exact location, only the date.

Chifa, William (United States, 1840s?)

The image here is a mother and son, Sarah L. and William Chifa. Unfortunately we have no information about the family. There is, however, information associated with this Daguerreotype. We have no idea where it was taken. All we know for sxure is Sarah died in 1857. The boy's less than stylish clothes suggest that it was not in one of the developing large northeaster cities where people dressed more stylishly. We are also unsure about the date the portrait weas taken. The clothing suggests the 1840s to us, but the early 50s is possible. The boy looks to be about 11. years old. He has a shirt with a small collar and he wears a stock. He also wears a jacket unlike we have seen before. We see some influence of the frock coats worn by men as well as a hink of the smocks worn by laborors. Perhaps readers will know more about the style. Presumably it is a jacket that the boy's mother made at home. There were no ready made clothes yet. This may have been a style worn in the 1840s. Or it may have been a more unique style. The mother wears a bonnet.We see quite a few women with bonnets in these early poertaits. We are not entirely sure why.

Chisini, Lamberto (Italy, 1927)

This studio portrait was taken in 1927 in Vittorio Veneto, a little town in north-east Italy. The name of the photographer was Giulio Marino. The boy was Lamberto Chisini. He belonged to a middle class family. The normal approach for a studio portrait was to dress the child up in his best outfit. One option in Italy that was less popular in America and northern Europe was to photograp babies without clothing. Younger boys might be photographed bare-chested child, presumably for esthetic reasons. We see quite a few of these portraits in Italy. I think they were also common in Spin nd France, but we have less information.

Christie, H. (United States, 1880s- )

We have no infornation about this boy other than he is an American and his name is H. Christie. From the image he looks to have been born about 1880. While we know little about him, there are several interesting aspects to his outfit which provide insights to 1880s outfits.

Christie, Tom K. (United States, 1867)

This boy is identified as Tom K. Christie. - He had a CDV portrait taken in 1867. We do not know, however, where he lived. The studio is not identified on the CDV. The CDV has been colorized. Tom was born Secember 7, 1858. So he would have been 9 years old when the portrait was taken. The image is a little unclear, but Tom seems to be wearing a tunic suit with what looks like bloomer knickers and white stockings. Note the diaginal styling. That was popular in the late-1860s and 70s. Interestingly, the studio has colorized a potted plant and cloth throw, but not the boy's outfit, except for the blue hat band on his rounded-crown hat. Perhaps the tunic suit was grey or brown. It seems rather strange to color items like plants and not the boy's outfit.

Clark Children (Ireland, 1870s)

This CDV portrait shows the Clark children. R.W. was 10 years old. Mary Tanner was 8 years old. T.W. wears a vested cut-away jacket suit with knee pants. Mary wears wears a white dress with a plaid waist band and decorarive pantalettes. Both children earwhite long stckings and low-cut shoes. The portrait is undated, but we woud guess was taken in the 1870s. The portrait was taken by the Millard & Robinson Studio in Dublin.

Clark Family (United States, 1887)

A fascinating portrait of three of the four sons of Alfred Corning Clark, the famous collector of art. Alfred had four sons, Edward, Ambrose, Sterling, and Stephen, the last three of whom appear in this photograph, taken at the family estate in Cooperstown, New York, in 1887. Ambrose is about 11, Sterling about 10, and Stephen about 6 years old. The boys' grandfather was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. and became immensely rich. The two young grandsons, Sterling and Stephen, shared a passion for art and institution-building inherited from their father. Sterling built the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. Stephen became a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and also of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He left important paintings to the Met and to Yale University.

Clemens, Paul (Germany, 1935)

This is a birthday (Geburtstage) portrait of Paul Clemens. He turned 4 years old on March 7, 1935. He has longish over the ears hair. It is a little difficult to see just what he is wearing. It looks to us like a button on shorts set with a self belt. The belt probably coverd oner the waist buttons. The outfit has a large white Peter Pan collar and white sleeve cuffs. The blouse top burins at the side and Paul wears a locket. He has white long stockings which look to be worn with long underwear. The weather can still be cold in Germany during March. The outfit is complete with spiffy two-tone high-top shoes. This was not a very common style at at the time, but we dom occasinally see gthem. He holds what looks like a stuffed cat, perhaps his birthday present.

Clifton, Frank (United States, 1860s)

This CDV portrait shows an American boy who looks about 5 yeats old. The name id Frank Clifton, but we are not sure if that is the boy's name or his father's name. The studio is not identified. Frank has a fancy ccurl worked into his hair. He wears a cut-sway jacket. The pants look somewhat like like knee pants, nut may be long pants the boy has rather outgrown. The photographer has tinted the CDV with pink coloring o give an effect of color on his bow. We do not think the boy's bow was pink, but rather the pink was used to create rody cheeks and the colrist added ut elswhere as well. Apparetly the customer (probanly mother) did not object. The CDV is undated. We would guess it was taken in the 1860s, although the ealy 70s is possible as well.

Close, Horace W. (United States, 1930s)

This white-bordered, smooth eddged snapshot shows Horace W. Close with his violin. We do not know where in America he lived. Horace seems quite proud of his violin. He looks to be abour 10-years old. He wears a white shirt with a squared-ended tie. Note the sleeves. I am not entirely sure gow they are done. Did mother sew on long sleeves to a short-sleeved shirt. Or did Horace have a band to keep up his sleeve. Perhaps he wore this while practicing his violin. He may have been on his way to a recital. He wears knickers with patterned knee socks. The snapshot is undated, but the knee socks as well as the low-cut shoes help to date it to the 1930s. Long stockings were more common in the 20s.

Clulow, Stanley (England, 1899)

This portrait of Stanley Clulow (writing indestinct) shows him on his hobby horse from the balcony of his home. This is not a studio portrait, but one taken at home. The location is not indicated, but the background suggests England more thn America. American streets tend to be straight while the impressive curved street background lookslike scenes we have seen in London and other English cities. It looks rather like a scene out of "Peter Pan". The portrait is surely eith an American or English scene because the date "Sept 1899" is written in English. The image is a little unclear, but Stanley looks to be wearing a kilt suit with a tam. It seems to be a sailor kiltsuit. Note that the boy wears white socks rather than long stockings which American boys almost always wore with their kilt suits.










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