This studio portrait is a mystery to me. Like the wedding portrait in the previous post, it came from Texas with no information. The words DEMACHI. SAITO. SEI. are printed below the photograph on the cardboard mount. If anyone knows what they mean, please comment below!
Two of the men are wearing hats with red crosses on them, and one of them also has a red cross on his sleeve. Were they in a medical profession? The man in front is wearing a Western-style suit and uniform hat, reminiscent of a bus driver or train conductor.
Were these men friends? Is there another reason they might have posed together for a formal portrait?