Occupational photographs are becoming harder to find. This view features a gentleman, sitting in his office at his roll top desk with a spittoon on the floor at his feet. There is an incredible Remington Typewriter, No. 7 sitting on a smaller desk. On the walls are several calendars, one a 1911 advertisement for the Western Newspaper Union. The Western Newspaper Union was founded in 1872 and was one of the first syndicates to distribute non-news features and fiction. This syndicate was important to the rise of national columnists and literary fiction from authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain and Jack London. Now, with that little bit of history, the gentleman in the photograph, the location and his occupation are all unknown, although he could be a reporter or even a newspaper editor. On the reverse, written in pencil on the upper left corner, is the date Oct. 10th 1911. The mount has been trimmed to fit a 7" x 9" frame so it is possible that there was, at one time, a name or location written above this date, but the photograph itself is in very good condition. I do have another copy of this photograph with an untrimmed mount, but the photograph is beginning to lift from the mount at the upper right corner and there isn't any writing on the back.
The photographs are $25.00 each, your choice. USPS Priority Mail postage, including a tracking number, is $7.00