"ca. 1850-55, [portrait of a gentleman as the “wily Yankee”]    The “wily Yankee” was a popular 19th century stage character who became the visual predecessor to “Uncle Sam.” Between acts, the wily Yankee remained on stage, whittled, and told parables. At times, he was known to flirt with both the women and men in the audience as he suggestively carved a stick."

"ca. 1850-55, [portrait of a gentleman as the “wily Yankee”] The “wily Yankee” was a popular 19th century stage character who became the visual predecessor to “Uncle Sam.” Between acts, the wily Yankee remained on stage, whittled, and told parables. At times, he was known to flirt with both the women and men in the audience as he suggestively carved a stick."

ca. 1850’s - Daguerreotype portrait of two gentlemen; one assertively leaning on the shorter of the two.

ca. 1850’s - Daguerreotype portrait of two gentlemen; one assertively leaning on the shorter of the two.

Yellow and Blue Photography - Yellow flower photo - Blooming Tree photograph - Pastel Colors - Nursery Photography - Cottage Chic decor

Yellow and Blue Photography - Yellow flower photo - Blooming Tree photograph - Pastel Colors - Nursery Photography - Cottage Chic decor

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