I love old photos, sometimes for the things they reveal about the past but just as often, for their mystery. I bought this 1/6th plate tintype photo recently and I suspect I will never know who these people are or why they are dressed as they are. Explorers perhaps? Huntsmen? The dogs could be accompanying either. The two gentlemen on the right and centre look almost (but not conclusively) as though though they could be from the Russian Steppe while the chap on the left is, on the surface at least, a lot more European-looking.
There will be something of a flurry of vintage photos in the next few days as I have some great new additions to the vintage swimwear series.