Neal W. Allen, ca. 1892

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Neal Woodside Allen (1885-1976), son of Charles W. and Ida G. Allen, poses in a photo taken in about 1892. Allen, a 1907 graduate of Bowdoin College, was a longtime Portland auctioneer and a civic activist.

Allen, pictured here at about age seven or eight, wears a popular turn-of-the-century young boy's style. The flamboyant trimmed short-pant suit, with a ruffled shirt, large cuffs and collar, was known as a Little Lord Fauntleroy suit, named after a popular children’s novel. The Lord Fauntleroy trend was popular between 1880 and 1900.

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  • Title: Neal W. Allen, ca. 1892
  • Creator: De Lamater, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Creation Date: circa 1892
  • Subject Date: circa 1892
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 9.8 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs -- People -- Allen
  • Object Type: Image

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