I tend to gravitate towards using children and women in my artwork but I do also collect cabinet cards of men and look at them often imagining what their lives were like and who they were as people. This gentleman has such an expressive, thoughful face. To me, he worked on the railroad as a conductor. I'm fascinated by railway history. This is perhaps fueled by the fact that I live in a city that was once an epicentre for travel by rail. Each day I walk past the huge, old station and imagine the travellers in their long skirts and suits with valises in hand waiting to journey to visit relatives or to vacation. It is a gorgeous red brick building with huge windows. I often stop and look in at the wicket where they sold tickets. This is my entry for Theme Thursday this week.