ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND HER THREE PHOTOGENIC CATS : RPPC : 1914

This color tinted vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl and her three beautiful cats. The child is wearing a pretty hat. The cats are extremely photogenic. This postcard is dated 1914 and was published by Rotophot (RPH) as part of a series (No.4315/2). Rotophot eventually morphed into Ross Verlag. his postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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SIX WORKING MEN : OCCUPATIONAL : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a group of six men. This appears to be an occupational photo. The men in the group are dressed to perform certain functions. The man wearing the suit and hat may be the owner or manager of the business. One man is wearing overalls. Does he do physical labor? Two of the men are wearing identical vests. One of them is holding a pad. Are they salesmen? Finally, the two men on the very right of the image are wearing strictly slacks and a sport shirt.The six fellows in this image certainaly appear to be “men at work”. This trimmed vintage photo measures about 4.75 x 3.25 inches and is in good condition (see scans). 

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A FEI CARRIER : TAHITI : LOIN CLOTH : ETHNOGRAPHIC : PHOTO BY G. SPITZ

This Tahitian vintage postcard features a “Fei Carrier”. What is a fe’i, you may ask? Fe’i are the most popular variety of bananas in French Polynesia. One would imagine the weight of the banana laden pole must be quite heavy. However, the carrier, clad in a loincloth, appears up to the task. This photo was taken by Charles Georges Spitz (1857-1894). I found little information about Spitz except that he was a former sergeant in the Marine infantry and he landed on the island of Tahiti in 1878 on the ship “Le Navarin”. In short time he received his military discharge and he settled in Papeete as a “jeweler-photographer”. His talent as a photographer is well recognized and his photographs are quite valuable. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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THE MUMMY AND THE HUMMINGBIRD : JULES MURRY COMPANY : ORGAN GRINDER : (1915)

This undivided vintage theatrical postcard features advertising for the play, “The Mummy And The Hummingbird”.The play was performed by the Jules Murry Company. Murry’s obituary appears in the New York Times (12/31/39). The newspaper reports that Murry was in charge of booking for the Shubert theatrical enterprises. He was born in Germany but lived in the United States for 50 years. HIs show business career began with his working as an independent manager and producer. He then joined the Shuberts. “The Mummy And The Hummingbird” was also a silent film. It was released in 1915 by Paramount Pictures. This vintage theatrical postcard is in good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

CLARA BUTT : ENGLISH CONTRALTO : POPULAR OPERA SINGER : RPPC (1908)

This vintage real photo postcard features English contralto, Clara Butt (1872-1936). She was an extremely popular singer from the 1890’s through the 1920’s. This postcard identifies her by her married name, “Mrs Kennerley Rumford”. Butt mainly performed in recitals and concerts. She only performed in two actual operas. In her late career, she performed with her husband, baritone Kennerley Rumford. Butt was also a popular recording artist. She made numerous records. Butt was bron in Southwick, Sussex. Her father was a sea captain. When Butt was about 8 years old, she and her family moved to Bristol, where she received her education and her ability to sing was recognized. She received musical training and sang in the Bristol Festival Chorus. At 18 years old, Butt won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. She also studied music in Paris, Berlin, and Italy. Her professional debut occured in 1892 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Early in her career, critics noted her high level of talent and predicted she would be very succcessful. The critics were not wrong. In 1890, Butt married baritone Kennerley Rumford. The pair appeared often appeared together in concert. Butt sang command performances for two Kings and one Queen. She toured much of the world. The postcard measures about 3.25 x 5.25 inchesThis card was published by Rotary Photo as part of their “Rotary Photographic Plate Sunk Gem Series (no.P.269.H). The card has a 1908 postmark.  (SOLD)

MAUDE FEALY : AMERICAN FILM & STAGE STAR : BEAUTIFUL : POPULAR MODEL

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This vintage real photo postcard features American stage and silent and sound film actress, Maude Fealy (1883-1971). Maude was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her mother was an actress and acting coach. After her mother remarried, she moved to Colorado where Maude called home for much of her life. She made her stage debut at the age of three. she performed at the Elitch Theater numerous times during her childhood. In 1905 she began to be the featured actress in a number of productions. She worked alongside stock player Cecil B DeMille and the pair developed a friendship that lasted many decades. In fact, he cast her in his film “The Ten Commandments” (1956). This postcard illustrates Miss Fealy’s beauty. Her photo postcards were very popular and collectable during her era, as well as today. 

Postcard 1 is uncommon. The card was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.1965J), The postcard is of British origin. Note that this postcard is hand tinted and postmarked in Dublin (1906). The card has an interesting message. The writer proclaims “What an innocent face this girl has. Poor thing”. Since when is “innocence” something to pity? (SOLD)

Postcard 2 demonstrates that Miss Fealy was fashionable and quite beautiful. Her photo postcards were very popular and collectable during her era, as well as today. This particular postcard is rare. The portrait for this postcard was taken by the London Stereo Company. The card was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.1965J), The postcard is of British origin. (SOLD)

Postcard 3 was published by Davidson Brothers as part of a series (no.1378), The postcard is of British origin and demonstrates that Maude Fealy was fashionable as well as beautiful. (SOLD)

Postcard 4 is uncommon. The card was published by Raphael Tuck in 1904 as part of the “Stage Favorites: series (no.5058), The postcard is of British origin. (SOLD) 

Postcard 5 is rare. The card was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.1928C), The postcard is of British origin. (SOLD)

Postcard 6 is rare. The card was published by Germany’s Rotophot (no.0756). (SOLD)

Postcard 7 was published by Philco as part of a series (no.3107F). The card is beautifully hand colored. The postcard is of British origin. The postcard was postmarked in 1907. (SOLD)

Postcard 8 was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.1861M), This particular card is rare. The postcard has a 1905 postmark and is of British origin.  (SOLD)

Postcard 9 has a notable message. The card was written from a man to a woman. The last line of the gentleman’s note states “You ought to be hit in the face with a fish”. He topped it off by drawing a fish at the end of the sentence. He certainly must have been joking but the comment is quite odd by today’s standards. The card was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.1965D). (SOLD)

Postcard 10 is uncommon. The card was published by E. S. London as part of a series (no.1113). (SOLD)

Postcard 11 is rare. The card was published by RotoPhot as part of a series (no.0175). The card is beautifully hand colored.  (SOLD)

Postcard 12 is uncommon and the card was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.198 V)), The message on this postcard is an Easter greeting.

Postcard 13 demonstrates that Miss Fealy was fashionable and quite beautiful. Her photo postcards were very popular and collectable during her era, as well as today. This card has a 1904 postmark.It was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.198D),  (SOLD)

Postcard 14 was published by J. Beagles 7 Co. as part of a series (no.365H). Miss Fealy’s photo portrait was taken by esteemed celebrity photographers, W & D Downey.  The uncommon postcard is of British origin. (SOLD)

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PRETTY NUDE WOMAN : RISQUE : FLAPPER : PC PARIS

This vintage real photo features a pretty young woman posing nude. Note her short hair and piercing stare. This postcard is risque for its era. The card was published by NP as part of a series (No.1030). This risque photograph was taken by Julian Mandel (1872-1935). He was one of the most famous photographers of female nudes during the early twentieth century. He worked in Paris, France and his photographs became well known in the 1910’s through the 1930’s.  (SOLD)

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ELLA RUSSELL : AMERICAN SUFFRAGETTE, POLITICIAN & BUSINESSPERSON : WOMENS RIGHTS

Ella Russell (1868-1956) is the subject of this vintage real photo postcard. Although she is virtually unknown to most people, she played an important role Women’s Rights. She was a suffragette, businessperson, and politician. She was the president of the Everett (Washington) Suffrage Club. She spoke about the issue of women’s right to vote, to a crowd of 6,500 people at a Billy Sunday Crusade event. She advocated for the women’s rights throughout the state of Washington. In 1914, Russell was the Democratic candidate in a race for the Washington House of Representatives. In 1922 she ran for the Washington House of Representatives as a Republican. She lost the election. In 1924 she won the nomination to run as a Republican for the state senate. However she was defeated in the election by another Republican candidate who won the position unethically. Washington was the fifth state in the nation to give women the right to vote. Russell was born in Illinois. She became a school teacher there and worked for five years. This was followed by a two year stint teaching in Washington. She married a wood shingle miller, had five children, and helped her husband with his business. Upon her husbands death, she took over the business. This photo postcard was published by Frederick Hartmann. His postcard publishing company was headquartered in London. He was active in the UK between 1902 and 1909. It is thought that he produced the first divided back card in the world. His postcards were printed in Saxony (Germany) because of the country’s advanced printing industry. He produced view cards from all over England and imported glamour cards from the European continent. He was the English distributor for Trenkler & Company postcards. In 1907, Hartmann partnered with Christian Linck. The business went bankrupt that same year (1907).  (SOLD)

IRENE KING : PRETTY ACTRESS : FOLIES BERGERE : PHOTO BY WALERY : HAND TINTED

This vintage real photo postcard features performer, Irene King. The title on the card indicates that Miss King performed at the Folies Bergere, in Paris France. The portrait of Miss King was hand painted. She is wearing quite the interesting hat and elaborate and colorful dress. This photo portrait was taken by Walery at his Paris studio. He was a well known and talented celebrity photographer. The postcard was published by SIP as part of a series (no.5128). (SOLD)

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AN OFFICER AND HIS FAMILY POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN A NO-FRILLS CARRIAGE

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This unusual cabinet card captures an officer and his family posing for their portrait as they sit in a no frills carriage. The officer is joined in the photograph by two young women and a baby. He is supporting the baby with his right hand to keep her balanced as she stands on the floorboards. Presumably, one of these ladies is his wife but his relationship to the second woman is unclear. The subjects of this photograph are unidentified. The name of the photographer and the setting of this image are also unknown.  Perhaps a cabinet card gallery visitor can identify the nationality of the officer by looking at his uniform. Please leave a comment if you know his nationality. I believe this cabinet card is unusual because I have seen very few cabinet card images that feature close-up views of individuals sitting in carriages. More standard are photographs of carriages, coaches, and their occupants taken at a long distance.    (SOLD)

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