A slow day for Papa, so I'll share this intriguing little artifact that we found mixed in among a bunch of his photos from the 20's. Is it a self-portrait? A sketch drawn by someone else? Why the decorative hints in the corners?
Papa had a few different "cabinet cards," or postcard-sized photos of himself used as calling cards, in his collection (a common practice I discussed a little bit in a previous post) so maybe this is a study for one he never had made.