For this week's Fashionable Friday I thought I would mix things up a bit and throw in a guy for a change. This stylin' young man from Saratoga Springs, NY looks quite pleased with himself in his dapper suit and adornments. What I am assuming is the chain for his watch fob looks like paper clips!
I came by this cabinet card in an album I purchased on eBay. This young man was identified on the page as Irving Firich or Finch. I hope to share more of this album at a later date. I had little luck finding my Irving on Ancestry.com. I belive this photo to have been taken late 1870's or early 1880s.
From the 1876 Vistor's Guide to Saratoga Springs:
Here is the back of the card: