PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY AND FASHIONABLE YOUNG WOMAN IN LEWISTON, MAINE

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The woman in this vintage photograph is both beautiful and well dressed. She exhibits an engaging smile as she poses for her portrait at the studio of H. Larocque in Lewiston, Maine. She is wearing a high collared dress and holding flowers in her lap. She is likely wearing a corset judging by her tiny waist. The photographer of this image is Henri Larocque (1859-1922). He was born in Quebec and died in Lewiston. He was married to Mary Hinse Larocque (1867-1956).Henri is listed in city directories as a photographer at least as early as 1887. The 1920 US census also lists him as a photographer along with his son George (age 33) and daughter Emmilene (age 31). Henri and his wife are buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. This vintage photo is in excellent condition (see scans).

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BOY RIDING A WATER BUFFALO (VIETNAM 1952)

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This vintage snapshot photograph features a young boy riding on a water buffalo. The child is lightly holding the reins of the huge animal. Note the animal’s large horns. The young rider is wearing a wide brimmed hat to protect himself/herself from the sun. A notation on the reverse of the photo indicates that the photograph was taken in 1952. Interestingly, the water buffalo is the traditional symbol of Vietnam. The animal signifies bravery, happiness, and prosperity. Water Buffalo are very important to the farmers of Vietnam. They are strong and hard working animals. This snapshot photo measures about 3 1/4″ x 2 1/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on February 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PRETTY BLONDE WOMAN ON A MOTORCYCLE BEING “HIT ON” BY HER LUSTFUL RIDING INSTRUCTOR

french officer This vintage real photo postcard captures the scene of a man sharing an intimate moment with a pretty blonde woman sitting on a motor scooter. The photographer appears to have caught the man in a lustful moment. I doubt the man is giving tips about motorcycle care and maintenance. I find it unusual that the woman would be riding a motorcycle while wearing  a long dress. Finding information to identify the manufacturer of this motorcycle was difficult. I discovered that a company named “Tomos” manufactured a bike whose name included the word “Galeb”. Note that a nameplate on the front of the bike says “Galeb”. Tomos manufactured motorcycles from their factory based in Koper, Slovenia. They still provide various products to their Eastern European market. The language printed on this postcard is from Slovenia. It appears that the photographer was Z. Mirkovic and the publisher was ZK. The postcard is part of a series (no. 2881). This photo postcard measures about 5 5/8″ x 4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN : PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME AND ELEGANT FRENCH MILITARY MAN

french officer 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome  elegant French military officer wearing his dress uniform. He is holding a pair of white gloves. His collar has pins which indicate that he is a member of the 4th unit (division?). The stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the publisher was K Ltd. and the the publishing date was sometime between 1918 and 1936. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on February 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SCREENWRITERS AT WORK: TWO YOUNG WOMEN HUDDLING OVER A MOVIE SCRIPT (VINTAGE SNAPSHOT)

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This vintage snapshot features two women posing behind a large desk. One woman is at the keys of a typewriter. She appears to be very comfortable behind the keys. Both women are wearing smiles and there is a vase of flowers atop the desk. The walls of the office are decorated with movie posters. It would be interesting to know what type of work is done in this office. My hypotheses is that the women are screenwriters and they are being photographed as they work on a script. What do you think is happening in this photograph? This vintage snapshot measures about 3 1/2″ x 2 1/1″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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HAPPY COUPLE AND A HANOMAG FARM TRACTOR IN DACHAU, GERMANY

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tractor 1 This vintage private photo postcard features a happy couple posing with a Hanomag diesel farm tractor. The man and woman are both smiling and appear to be having a good time. The tractor has headlights; probably to allow it to travel on dark roads. I’m not so sure if a farmer would ever plow at night. The gentleman in this photo may be a farmer, but he certainly isn’t dressed like one. The tractor looks suspiciously like an automobile. However, back wheels of this vehicle leave little doubt that it is a tractor, and not an auto. Hanomag (Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG) was the German manufacturer of the tractor in this image. The company, based in Hanover, produced tractors, steam locomotives, trucks and military vehicles since before World War I. In fact, the company began in 1835. In 1925 they began manufacturing automobiles. In 1928, the company began producing diesel tractors, such as the one seen in this photo. The company was purchased by the Japanese firm, Komatsu, in 1989. On the drivers side of the vehicle, near the steering wheel, are the words “Peter Reiter, Dachau”. I believe, though can not confirm, that “Peter Reiter” was a agricultural machinery dealer in Dachau, Germany. Many people’s first impression upon encountering the name “Dachau”, immediately associate it with the concentration camp built there by the Nazis in 1933. The word “Dachau” brings up horrific images and thoughts. Dachau is a town in Germany. It is located in Upper Bavaria in the southern part of the country. It is twelve miles northwest of Munich. This photo postcard measures about 5 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ and is in good condition (see scans).

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AN EDUCATED MAN IN SARATOGA, NEW YORK

SARATOGA BEARD_0001The gentleman in this cabinet card portrait gives the appearance of an educated man. His long beard and wonderful spectacles contribute to his intellectual look. For an undisclosed reason, the previous owner of this photograph believed that the subject was a teacher at Smith College. The Record and Epler studio of Saratoga, New York, produced this image. View other photos by this studio by placing the word “Record” or “Epler” in the search box.  This cabinet card portrait has excellent clarity. The photo has paper damage on the lower middle right side of the image. (see scans)

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PINA MENICHELLI – ITALIAN SILENT FILM STAR RADIATING “DECADENT EROTICISM”

menchelli This vintage real photo postcard is another member of the Cabinet Card Gallery’s collection of international silent film stars. The beautiful actress featured on this postcard is Italian silent film star Pina Menichelli (1890-1984). She began her career in theater and in a number of small film roles. When she appeared in the lead role of “The Fire” (1916), she became elevated to stardom. For the next nine years, Menichelli appeared in many films and became a global star. She frequently appeared in roles where she played the role of a diva. She also showcased her, what wikipedia calls, her “decadent eroticism”. She retired in 1924 at the ripe old age of 34. Menichelli was born in Sicily to parents who were both touring theater actors. Her three siblings also became actors. She began acting as a child. Her theater travels took her to Argentina in 1908 and she married and relocated there. She returned to Italy in 1912 and acted in 35 films between 1913 and 1915. In 1918, one of her films was banned from theaters by Italian censors because Menichelli was “too fascinating” in the film. The IMDb website credits her with 62 film appearances between 1913 and 1925. A YouTube video biography of Miss Menichelli can be seen below. This postcard was published by Alberto Traldi of Milan, Italy. He was a publisher there beginning 1902, and according to one source, he ended his Milan business in 1918. This postcard was part of a series (no. 408). After World War II he returned to publishing postcards, including pin-up and cinema postcards. This vintage postcard portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

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italian pretty girl 2 The year was 1924. The place was Barcelona, Spain. A pretty young woman, probably a teenager, went to an unidentified photography studio and had her portrait taken. She is attractively dressed and wearing a pair of beautiful long dangling earrings. There is a dedication, written in Spanish, on the reverse of the photo.  This vintage photograph measures about 4″ x 5 5/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE WELL DRESSED LITTLE BOY IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

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zurcich cdv 1 This Carte de Visite portrait features an adorable little boy. He is dressed in a very cute outfit for his day at the photo studio. Note his wonderful hat. He is standing next to a table holding an open book. Having viewed thousands of cdv’s and cabinet cards, it is clear that books are among the favorite props used by photographers during that era. The photographer who took this cdv photograph is from the Ph. & E. Link studio, which was located in  Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. This carte de visite photo is in very good condition.

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