vintage portrait of edwardian men, napa california

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    Since my original upload of this picture, I've learned more about this group of men. They are in Napa, California, and they're probably more Edwardian than Victorian (I'm still guessing). I'm not good at dating photos by the clothes worn. I still can't identify who anyone is, though two of the men appear in other portraits I've uploaded.

    Since uploading this, I've learned the man on the lower right is named Philip Berrimen. The man on the upper left is named Dick Stevens.

    Brian Bowrin, arkádious, and 40 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Brian Bowrin 85 months ago | reply

      This is a great picture. I have it as my desktop background at the moment. I wonder if they were all family members or co-workers. I love the quality of these old photographs and how they allow us to glimpse that one moment in their lives.

    2. freeparking :-| 85 months ago | reply

      Glad you like it!
      I still need to get a good scan on this picture. Right now it's basically a photo of a photo. The only guy in there that I know is family is on the bottom right.

    3. freeparking :-| 84 months ago | reply

      Finally uploaded a true scan of this photo today, larger and clearer.

      Two of the men appear in other portraits.

      vintage gentleman from napa california

      vintage portrait of man with stiff collar

      Click on the pictures to see their own pages.

    4. lpjb0711 65 months ago | reply

      I found a Philip Berrieman as hired man b. England abt 1878 in Napa California 1910.

    5. freeparking :-| 65 months ago | reply

      Right on! I knew family came from England at some point, though I don't know how they ended up in California, since so many stayed in Texas or Missouri. Glad to see you're back! :)

    6. lpjb0711 65 months ago | reply

      Well in 1920 in Globe,Arizona was a Richard Berryman born England age 33 May age 29,son Richard 4 and Robert age 3.Haven't figured out how they link to you yet.Yep I'm back like fungus :)
      Wanted to add Robert was born Oct 10 1917 and died July
      1954 in California.

    7. freeparking :-| 65 months ago | reply

      So that means...he was in California, then he was living in Globe by at least 1920. Maybe they were just close friends, but I don't see why I'd have such good photos of them if that's all it was. Yes, a mystery still... But at least you're the good kind of fungus!

    8. hollow legs 64 months ago | reply

      I would probably guess late victorian/early edwardian. The reason being that the left foreground chair has typical victorian detailing between it's legs but the gentlemen are wearing seemingly edwardian clothes.

      Or not. :)

    9. yanngraf 47 months ago | reply

      Hi there, I've used your pix on my blog. Thanks for sharing
      www.yanngraf.com/2010/05/25/rencontre-des-community-manag...

    10. cudau.botcanh 46 months ago | reply

      Nice pic!!!!!!!!!

    11. RickC 42 months ago | reply

      I'm related to Berrimans. Sometimes spelled Berryman. Many were miners from Cornwall that came over to work the hardrock gold mines in the Sierras because tin mining in Cornwall was similar. Mine are in Grass Valley, CA. Still a lot of Cornish descendants in the old mining towns of the area. My grandfather, from the mining area of Pennsylvania, mined in California, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and finally California again so they got around.

    12. freeparking :-| 42 months ago | reply

      RickC - Wow, small world. Interesting what you say about Cornwall/descendants.

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