An Auction Photograph worth Auctioning off. C.G.Bradley and C.C. ONeil Auction House Collection Jim Linderman
Now here is a fellow who knows how to open a business, or at least celebrate his new job. It is C. G. Bradley, standing on the side proudly as every street urchin he could round up helps him announce the big auction! I am surmising Bradley was a recent immigrant, hence the ultra-patriotic flag tableau. Proud of his job and his place in America. The fourth of July was in a few weeks, so flags were in stock around town. Chicago. The photo is dated June 14, 1904. C.G. identifies himself as "Auctioneer, Salesman and Advertising" on the reverse. Some of the kids are identified as someone's daughters, and the chumps at the door are probably the mugs who hold up the things for sale and berate you into bidding.
Original Photograph 1904 Collection Jim Linderman