Collection of arcade photos with painted backdrops 1910s-1920s
This is a collection of four whimsical, comic arcade photos from the early twentieth century, with painted backdrops, all featuring the same two young men named Carl and Dick. Taken in San Francisco, California. Difficult to date precisely, probably 1920s.
This set is quite novel because it features the same two young men, at the same age, photographed using four different paintend backdrops in San Francisco. There are two pairs, distinguished by the design elements of the frames, and each pair is clearly from the same photographer. Both frames have art deco design elements. For the collector of arcade photographs and painted backdrops.
- Many thanks to Epheremanai for this fascinating submission!