Archives for category: Horton Spurr 1920s Portraits and Ephemera

This picture of Berenice Spurr (nee Snyder) is only a little bigger than an average size photobooth photo. I have not been able to find out much about her, but what I do know is in this post on my photobooth photo blog.

Another funny face to a pretty one. Gosh he was a sweetie, my Horton! Another 8 x 10 from the 1920s.

A loving couple, Horton Spurr and his wife Berenice. More of their story can be found here.

There is no information about this picture on the back, so I cannot tell you anything about it. It is Horton Spurr and he was cool. Enough said.

Another 8 x 10 portrait of Horton with the inscription “Good to keep the mice away”.

Horton Spurr as well as being a movie double, a Vaudeville performer and comic, was also a strong-man who performed acts of derring-do for the public.  In this undated photo (probably from the 1920s) Horton displays his prowess in an extremely remarkable display of strength and courage.

Original press photo of Horton Spurr from the Baltimore Sun, 1928

Notes on the back of the press photo.

The same photo with dedication to Berenice.

I have tried to find a record of the old newspaper in which this photo and presumably an article appeared, without any luck, so far.  I love the crop marks and the retouching that was done to highlight Horton’s features for the newspaper printing. All photos are 8 x 10 inches. More to come.

This is Berenice. Horton loved Berenice. Berenice loved Read the rest of this entry »

As well as being Douglas Fairbanks Junior’s double, Horton Spurr had a successful solo career as a comic. Read the rest of this entry »

Berenice was the love of Horton’s life. They were Read the rest of this entry »