LITTLE GIRL SITTING ON A WINDOW LEDGE WITH MOM STANDING BEHIND HER “DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME BOYS AND GIRLS!”

This vintage snapshot photograph features a little girl sitting on a window ledge. Her mother is standing behind her squinting out the window. I think the child is in a dangerous position. She could easily fall out of the window, even if her mother is holding her. This photograph was taken in Europe by an amateur photographer. The photographer took a creative, but dangerous, photo. This snapshot measures about 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ and is in fair condition. It has no tears or pinholes but it is worn (see scans).

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Published in: on August 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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THE WHITNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS “MY CINDERELLA GIRL” (1910 ADVERTISING POSTCARD)

 

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This vintage real photo postcard advertises the Whitney Opera House, which was located in Chicago, Illinois. It was located on East Van Buren Street. Also advertised on the postcard is the show that was playing there at the time of the postcard’s publishing. The production was named, “My Cinderella Girl” and the advertisement asserts that it was “Chicago’s Best Musical Show”. The advertisement credits “William Norris” (1871-1929) as the show’s producer. Research reveals that the play ran in Chicago in 1910. “The Theatre” magazine reported that the play was a popular success. “The Advocate” (1910), a Jewish newspaper, asserted that audience members thought it was the funniest play ever written. The newspaper adds that the show was close to becoming the longest running show in the history of the Whitney. It was not mentioned that the Whitney had been open for less than one year. The writer also stated that the show included some of the prettiest girls ever to appear on a Chicago stage. The “Dramatic Mirror” (1910) reveals that Norris was a big hit among female theatergoers. I wonder how the ladies felt, when in 1910, Norris married one of his co-stars in the “My Cinderella Girl” cast (Mabel Blanche Mordaunt). The show was a farce about a character named Tom Harrington. Harrington was a college student and captain of the schools baseball team. The play focuses on his romantic life and the pranks and stunts he pulled as he attends college. William Norris played Harrington. The Whitney Opera House has an interesting history. It has had many names.The theater was originally located in the Chicago Musical College Building which was designed in 1895. The theater had 850 seats and was known as Steinway Hall, since the piano company had built the building. By 1900, the theater was known as Ziegfeld Hall. A short time later, the theater became the Kelly and Leon Opera House and in 1910, it’s name was changed to the Whitney Opera House. By 1915, the hall was renamed, and even more names followed. It became a movie theater in 1930. Sadly, the theater finished its life as an adult film theater. The theater was closed in the late 1960s and was demolished in 1970. This photo postcard was published in Chicago by the Fine Arts Journal. The journal was published between 1899 and 1919. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE TWIN GIRLS AND THEIR LITTLE SISTER (FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER) : AKA “LOVELESS IN CARLINVILLE”

This family portrait features adorable identical twin sisters and their younger sibling. The three children share the same face and hairstyle. Like many twins of today, these twins are dressed identically. The twins are holding hands and are standing in front of their sibling who is posed in a prominent position, centered and standing on a chair peering over her sisters shoulders. The photographer who created this photograph was Miss Trumbull of Carlinville, Illinois. The precious children in this photograph are identified on the reverse of the image. Their names are, from left to right, Lila, Georgia, and Lela Loveless. The U.S. census of 1920 sheds some light on the Loveless family. First of all, the family was probably far from loveless.  Cyness and Sarah Loveless had five children. The twins, Lila and Lela, and their little sister, Georgia, had an older brother named Lincoln and a younger brother (Mack) and younger sister (Sadie). It is interesting to note that the Loveless parents named a son Lincoln. The boy was born in 1896, and that despite the fact that three decades had passed since the civil war, the Loveless’s honored their native son assassinated President. After considering the census data, it is likely that this photograph was taken approximately 1904. By 1920, Lincoln Loveless, age 24, had joined his father working as a farmer. Unfortunately, research has not yet uncovered any information about the photographer of this image. Female photographers during this era were not common. Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to supply biographical information concerning Miss Trumbull.   SOLD

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GRETL THEIMER : PRETTY AUSTRIAN ACTRESS WEARING A HAT ADORNED WITH DRAGON EGGS

This vintage real photo postcard features Austrian actress, Gretl Theimer (1910-1972). She was a leading lady and singer of operatic films in the 1930’s. She was trained as a ballerina and she began her performing career as a child.She danced in the children’s ballet of the State Opera in Vienna. The IMDb reports that she has 57 film credits between 1930 and 1969. Her roles after World War II were predominately minor parts. Miss Theimer is wearing a most interesting hat in this portrait. It looks like her hat is covered with dragon eggs, or giant dustballs. This photo postcard was published by Ross Verlag. The publisher was located in Berlin, Germany. The postcard is part of a series (no. 9266/1). The postcard has the logo of Hammer-Ton films. This photo postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition. To view Miss Theimer singing in a 1930 film, see the Youtube video below.

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Published in: on August 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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CLOSE-UP PORTRAIT OF SHIRTLESS VIETNAMESE MAN (1900-1910)

This vintage postcard features a shirtless Vietnamese man. The man is from the region of Cochinchina which is comprised of the southern third of current Vietnam. The region’s principal city is Saigon. The area was a French colony from 1862 through 1954. In 1954, South Vietnam was created by combining Cochinchina with southern Annam. Printed near the top of the postcard is the word “Thu Dau Mot” which is the capital city of Binh Duong Province in Vietnam. The city is just 20 km from downtown Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). The photographer of this image was Pierre Dieulefils. He was the first established professional photographer in Hanoi. He worked in Indo-China from around 1900 to 1910. In addition, he was a postcard editor and explorer. He had an excellent reputation as a photographer throughout Europe and Indochina. He won many medals at Universal Exhibitions. It is estimated that he produced approximately five thousand photos and postcards and he is considered one of the greatest photographers of the region. His photographic expeditions included such locales as Vietnam, China, and Cambodia. His photographs are considered “the very best visual records of the life, people, customs, and native peoples” of North and South Vietnam. This postcard is part of a series (no.1471), The postcard was published between 1900 and 1910. It is in very good condition (see scans).

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FOUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN PLAYING SOLDIER : “PRESENT ARMS”

This vintage real photo postcard features four precious young boys playing soldier. They are posed in a formation which makes one think that a Sergeant just yelled to them, “Present Arms”. This photo postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN ZAGREB, CROATIA

This cabinet card portrait features a very pretty young woman. Her hat compliments her appearance. She is likely in her teenage years. The photograph is a bit unusual in that the cabinet card provides a close-up view horizontally rather than the typical vertical perspective. The photographer of this image is A. Brauner, who operated a studio in Zagreb, Croatia. In terms of present day geography, Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia. This cabinet card is in good condition. Note that the corners are a bit worn and that there is a blemish line which can be seen just underneath the photographers stamp. The cabinet card is not torn.

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE DACHSHUND POPPING OUT OF A WASTE BASKET

This vintage photograph features a most adorable dachshund popping out of a wicker waste basket. I can not guarantee that this cute canine is a dachshund but that is my best guess. The photographer and the location that this photo was taken, are unidentified. The dog also preferred to remain anonymous. This image measures about 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and is in very good condition.

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FANTASTIC 1940’S AUTOMOBILE ON A PYRENEES MOUNTAIN ROAD (NOTE THE ALIEN TREES DANCING IN THE BACKGROUND)

This vintage photograph offers a look at automobile travel in the 1940’s. The photo features a beautiful car with the driver and a passenger peering out through the open windows. The automobile is incredibly long. I wouldn’t want to parallel park this massive sedan. Take special note of the trees behind the car. The trees look like monsters, or space aliens, with arms and legs awkwardly posed. The trees appear to be dancing. Printed on the reverse of the photo are some words that may offer a clue as to where and when this photo was taken. The photograph appears to have been shot in Roncevaux, a mountain pass in the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain. The photograph was taken in 1947. This vintage photo measures about 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A FORLORN BOY AND HIS PULL TOY TRAIN

This cabinet card photograph features a young boy (?), looking forlorn, posing next to his pull toy train. The locomotive appears to made of wood.  The photograph is from around the 1910’s and was found in Serbia. The photographer is unidentified. The cabinet card is in excellent condition.

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