Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Leiter Portrait Sampler

Although Lorain: The Real Postcards of Willis Leiter celebrates the real photo postcards of Willis Leiter, the focus (pun intended) of his photography business was portraiture. Paula Shorf, one of the authors of the book, provided me with a few examples of his studio work from her collection.

Above is a great one – the laughing baby. What a cute shot. I'd believe it if turned out he grew up to become Oliver Hardy.

Here's another one (below) of a young lady. Now that's a waist!

And here's a portrait of another young lady (below). She probably couldn't have anticipated that updo hairstyles would still be big one hundred years later!

1 comment:

Dorene from Ohio said...

What terrific vintage photos!