Thursday, November 20, 2008

Who is this man?

A family group taken on the beach at Biarritz in April 1914. Who is the man? His face seems familiar to me. Any ideas?

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Titania Starlight said...

Not sure who that man is but that kid caught my eye. He sure looks a bit bored with the photo taking. I wonder what is on his mind? :O)

Peter (Worldman): said...

Well, if there were no kid on the photo, I would have proposed Landru, the famous lady killer.

And if the lady on the photo would not look so closed up, I could guess that he is Toulouse-Lautrec.

By all means it cannot be Emile Zola, the man is to skinny.

And perhpas it is Alfred Dreyfus?

soulMerlin said...

I have no idea who he is, but his shoes are very shiny for the sea-side. I wonder if he ever relaxed and took his jacket off.

He is good looking under his moustache and the long handled spade is interesting.

They look a well-off family.

"Can I go and play now Papa"

"Don't get your shoes wet or your hat dirty Christopher."


and now they've all gone

Anji said...

Titania: Yes, his face is a picture, who wants to have their photo taken when there is so much sand... and shells?

Peter: I'm sure it's Michael York!

henry: I noticed the shoes too. Possibly their last holiday before hell broke loose