PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN IN HAMBURG, GERMANY (1919)

The well-dressed woman seen in this vintage real photo postcard portrait is pretty and also appears quite poised. She is wearing a couple of rings on her left hand as well as a wristwatch. Printing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the photographer was Heinrich Haas and his studio was in Hamburg, Germany. The date of this photograph is 1919 according to writing on the message portion of the postcard.

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Published in: on October 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A TRUMPET PLAYER IN LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA

This cabinet card photograph features a well dressed man holding a trumpet. The portrait was taken at Berger & Herbst studio in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The Lebanon County Historical Society’s online photographer directory lists Berger & Herbst as operating in Lebanon between 1893 and 1894. The directory also reports that R. H. Herbst had his own studio in 1900.

 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on October 30, 2017 at 10:53 am  Comments (1)  
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BABY NURSE LOVINGLY LOOKS AT BABY IN HER CARE IN EVESHAM, ENGLAND

This vintage photograph is special in that it captures emotion. The baby nurse pictured in this photograph is looking at the baby in her charge in a warm loving way. The nurse is looking at the baby in an identical manner that a mother looks at her infant. The photograph is also special in that it shows  a nurse’s uniform that dates back to slightly after the turn of the nineteenth century. This photograph was taken by Fred Gegg who operated a studio in Evesham, England. Evesham is a town in the district of Worcestershire. Frederick George Gegg (1871-1925? took photographs in Evesham from about 1899 until his death.

Published in: on October 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF THREE AFRICAN AMERICAN BROTHERS (1908-1924)

This vintage real photo postcard features three African American brothers posing for a studio portrait. The children are adorable. All three children are displaying a serious expression. The stamp box on the reverse of the postcard lists “Artura” as the producer of the postcard paper. “Artura”paper was utilized by postcard publishers between 1908 and 1924.

Published in: on October 27, 2017 at 6:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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DUTCH LADIES ON THE BEACH SITTING IN UNUSUAL SUN CHAIRS

This interesting vintage real photo postcard features two women at the beach. Hopefully its not too hot, because if so, these ladies are shvitzing. The wicker seats placed on this beach also serve as shelters. Beach umbrellas must have been popular sometime after this photograph was taken. Note the gentleman in the background of this photograph. He is wearing a white shirt, white apron, and white cap. He is likely a cook or a waiter attending to the culinary needs of the beachgoers. Printed on the reverse of the postcard is the word “briefkaart” which is the Dutch word for “postcard”. Therefore this portrait was likely taken somewhere in the Netherlands.

Published in: on October 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm  Comments (3)  
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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WITH LONG BLONDE HAIR IN MARLBORO, MASSACHUSETTS

This cabinet card portrait features a young girl with light colored hair. She has two bows in her hair and is wearing a brooch near her collar. She is displaying a serious expression. The photographer of this cabinet card is Charles F Little (1860-?). He operated a studio in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Research reveals that he was a photographer is the Boston area at least between 1890 and 1936. He married his wife, Louisa, in 1889.

Published in: on October 23, 2017 at 11:40 am  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A VERY PRETTY AND ANONYMOUS YOUNG LADY

 

This oval image features a very pretty well dressed young woman. She is wearing a necklace and a locket pinned to her dress. The woman’s hair is up and topped with a bow. The photograph measures 4″ x 6″. The identity of the photographer and the subject are unknown.

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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL POSING WITH SUPERMODEL SKILLS

This stunning studio photograph features an adorable young girl who appears to be dressed for the beach. She is flashing a beautiful smile. The girl is posing like a supermodel. She is either being directed by a very talented photographer or she is a “natural model”. This photograph measures about 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. The image likely dates back to the 1940’s.

Published in: on October 16, 2017 at 6:05 pm  Comments (1)  

PORTRAIT OF FOUR YOUNG SIBLINGS IN EAST JORDAN, MICHIGAN (1893 BABY CARRIAGE)

This cabinet card portrait captures four siblings posing for their photograph. There are several things of note in this image. First, the little boy is wearing a plaid double breasted suit as well as a bow tie and pocket chief. The boy’s pants are knicker style. The baby in this photograph is sitting in a baby carriage and appears quite attentive. The two oldest children have a hand on the carriage, keeping it securely in place. The photographer of this image is W. Slocum, who operated a studio in East Jordan, Michigan. Printing below the image indicates that this photograph was taken in 1893.   SOLD

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TWO PORTRAITS OF FRENCH ACTRESS REGINA BADET

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This vintage real photo postcard features French actress and dancer, Anne Regina Badet (1876-1949). She was a major star of the Opera-Comique in Paris. She made her debut at the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux where she became a principal dancer  She received much acclaim for her portrayal of Conchita Perez in “The Woman and the Puppet (1910)”. This postcard portrait shows her in this role. Her stage acting led her to a brief film career (eleven movies between 1908 and 1922). The Los Angeles Herald (1906) described Badet as the “new Paris pet” and that her dances in the Opera “Aphrodite” had “caused a furor among theater goers. A critic wrote that he went to see the performance because the opera was a “masterpiece” and because he wanted to see the star soprano, Mary Garden, interpretation of her role. Instead, he reports he was most drawn to the performance by Regina Badet.  Miss Badet  retired from stage and screen in the early 1920’s. The photographer of this image is listed on the postcard as “Bert”. I believe that this is a photographer who partnered with celebrated photographer Paul Boyer who is known for his celebrity and theater images. This postcard was published by F. C. & C.     The bottom postcard offers a second portrait of Miss Badet. The pretty actress is wide eyed and wearing a lot of jewelry. The photograph was taken by Henri Manuel (1874-1947). In 1900, Manuel opened a portrait studio in Paris with his brother Gaston. He quickly became renowned for his portraits of politicians, artists, and athletes. His images were used by news agencies . His studio became the largest studio in Paris and it attracted many young photographers who sharpened their skills there. In 1925 the brothers expended their business to include fashion photography. They worked for such designers as Chanel, Patou, and Lanvin. The studio shut down during World War II and many of their photographic plates were destroyed. Manuel was the official photographer for the French government from 1914 through 1944.

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