Haystack Portrait

by Richovery

Small photograph showing two smartly dressed gentlemen standing in top/bowler hats and holding clay pipes. There are two ladies sitting in front of them, also wearing hats and in elegant gowns. They are all stood in front of a haystacks or possibly a barn.

I can’t remember where I found this small photograph (4 x 2.75 “) and sadly there is no information on the reverse. I thought the photo had been taken against a haystack but there seems to be a roof, so perhaps a hay store or barn. The subjects are all smartly dressed and look very serious! I thought the gentlemen were holding canes until I scanned the image into the computer, they are holding clay pipes. From the pipes and the clothes the image probably dates from the early 19th century.