PRESS PHOTO OF FIVE EASTERN AIRLINE STEWARDESSES ON A PICKET LINE AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (1973)

This vintage press photo was taken by the Associated Press while they were covering the Eastern Airlines stewardess strike that occurred in 1973. The photograph features five of the airline’s stewardesses on a picket line. The picket signs indicate that the women were seeking improved retirement benefits and higher wages. The stewardesses were picketing at JFK airport in New York City. They are identified by name in the caption. This was a “Wildcat Strike”, which is defined as a strike action taken by union workers without the support or approval of the union leadership. Eastern Airlines was in business between 1926 and 1991. Ironically, labor disputes was one of the significant reasons that the airline failed. This photograph formerly resided at the library of the “Plain Dealer”. The Plain Dealer is the major newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. The paper has been around for awhile; it was founded in 1842. The photo measures about 7 1/4″ x 10″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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LIZZIE EVANS: THEATER AND VAUDEVILLE STAR KNOWN AS “THE LITTLE ELECTRIC BATTERY”

This cabinet card image is a portrait of vaudeville and musical theater entertainer, Miss Lizzie Evans (c1864- 19? ). She is known for her performances in New York City and Chicago from the 1880’s through the early 1900’s. The New York Times once described her performing skills as similar to celebrated actress, Lotta Crabtree. The website “Broadway Photographs” states that she was “small, flat-chested, and intelligent looking rather than beautiful, she captured attention by her cleverness on stage and her unflagging energy”. Her nickname was “The Little Electric Battery”. Evans was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She made her stage debut in 1882, as a 17 year-old. She joined the Nobles theater company where she performed a role in “The Phoenix”. After leaving the Nobles company she joined C. E. Callahan where she starred in plays for nine years. Her roles included parts in “Fogg’s Ferry” and “The Buckeye”.  A New York Times (1881) review of her appearance in “Foggs Ferry” reports that her performance was “earnest and vivacious”. The reviewer also stated that “Miss Evans has no voice for song” but that her talent as an actress should allow her the luxury of avoiding any “vocal efforts”. After leaving her association with Callahan’s company, Evans retired for two years. Apparently she had trouble staying away from the theater lights, which was evidenced by her appearance in “Old Kentucky”. She than performed in vaudeville until the 1900-1901 season. Following her vaudeville appearances she formed her own troupe. Her biography indicates that the lure that took her away from musical theater was that vaudeville offered both top billing and big money. She was married to the famous comedian, Harry Mills in 1891. This portrait of Miss Evans was taken in 1885, according to the inscription in the reverse of the photograph. The photographer was D. H.Anderson who operated a studio on Broadway in New York City. Anderson used the same photo studio formerly occupied by the famed photographer, Matthew Brady. Anderson had worked in various other American cities before moving to New York in 1881. He became known as a talented celebrity photographer. This cabinet card is in good condition (see scans).      (SOLD)

CHARLOTTE THIEL, GERMAN FILM STAR WHO SPURNED THE ADVANCES OF JOSEPH GOEBBELS

Charlotte Thiele (1918-2004) was a German actress. She was quite pretty. Thiele was born in Berlin and attended acting school at the “Schauspielhaus Berlin”. Her acting debut occurred in 1938 in a film directed by Kurt Hoffmann, a well known German film director that directed 48 films between 1938 and 1971. In 1939, she appeared in “We Dance Around The World” and the feature film made her an instant star. During the 1930’s and 1940’s she was often cast in roles where she played the “cool blonde”. In 1941, she appeared in a controversial propaganda film. The movie was a controversial pro euthanasia vehicle. The plot was about a successful doctor who is compelled to make a “heart wrenching” decision when his pretty young wife is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This movie was aimed at making the public more supportive of Germany’s euthanasia program and was a portend of things to come.  She is also known for playing a Lady Astor, in the film, Titanic (1943). In 1944, Thiele appeared in her last movie. Her career was ruined by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels because she had rejected his advances. She went as far as throwing the dedicated engraved powder box he have her, into the trash. Thiele’s first marriage was to a prominent surgeon who was an assistant to a famous German surgeon.Her second husband was a Croatian diplomat. The couple emigrated to Argentina in 1944. She returned to Germany in 1954 and failed in her attempt to resume acting. However, in 1956, she appeared in an episode of the American television series “Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents/ Rheingold Theater”. The IMDb reports that Thiele appeared in 7 films. She died in Berlin in 2004. This vintage real photo postcard was published by Film-Foto-Verlag and was part of a series (no. A3823/1). The photographer was Hammerer for Wien-Film. It was published in 1943. The postcard features Miss Thiele in her role in the Wien-Film “Am Vorabend”.  This vintage photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans)

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GIRLS GYMNASTIC TEAM POSING BEHIND PARALLEL BARS (1925)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a girls gymnastics team posing behind the parallel bars. The girls are wearing sailor type uniforms. Writing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the photograph was taken in 1925.    (SOLD)

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TINTYPE PORTRAIT OF TWO WELL DRESSED SISTERS

This original tintype portrait features two well dressed sisters posing affectionately. Both are wearing jewelry as well as serious expressions. The photographer of this image and the location of his/her studio are unknown. The tintype is in good condition with the minimal to moderate blemishes that are often associated with this type of image (see scans). Tintype photography was most popular during the 1860’s and 1870’s.

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PORTRAIT OF A DARLING YOUNG CHILD WEARING A FUZZY KNITTED WINTER OUTFIT

This original vintage photograph features a darling child sitting in an iron chair and wearing a knitted winter outfit. The fuzzy pants and sweater are accompanied by a matching beanie hat The child is displaying a tight lipped smile which promotes an impish impression. The photographer and the locale of his/her photo studio is unknown. The photograph is on thinner photo paper stock than that used for cabinet cards or cdvs. The photograph measures about 6″ x 2 3/4″ and is in excellent condition. Glue remnants on the reverse of the image indicate that the photograph is a former resident of a photo album (see scans).  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF MISS BERTHA OLIVER: PARIS MUSIC HALL PERFORMER

This vintage real photo postcard features stage performer, Miss Bertha Oliver. She is beautiful and has a wonderful smile. This photograph was issued for Alhambra, a popular music hall in Paris, France. This postcard portrait was expertly taken by the celebrated French photographer, Paul Boyer (1861-1908). He photographed many famous people during his career. This postcard is published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1009). The postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).                                                                                     

 

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY MOTHER AND HER PRETTY TEENAGE DAUGHTER

This tintype portrait features what appears to be a mother and daughter. Both women are pretty and both share an intense expression as was often the style of the tintype era. Mom has frilly lace on her collar and sleeve cuffs. The daughter is in a striped dress and is wearing a prominent cross. Tintype photography was most popular during the 1860’s and 1870’s. This tintype image is in very good condition (See scans).

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PORTRAIT OF MISS JAPAN (1961)

This vintage real photo postcard features Miss Japan of 1961. She was a competitor in a beauty contest. Most likely, the identity of the beautiful woman in this photograph is either Chi Murakami (Miss Japan in the Miss World Pageant), or Akemi Toyama (Miss Japan in the Miss Universe Pageant). Miss Murakami was a semifinalist (top 15) in her competition and Miss Toyama did not place in her contest. The postcard was published by Whelan of Long Beach, California. This real photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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VIANNA LORENDA: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WITH A HIDDEN PAST

The young woman in this vintage real photo postcard portrait is Vianna Lorenda (her scripted name is difficult to decipher). Preliminary research did not reveal any information about this beautiful young lady. Her eyes are gorgeous. I suspect that she is an actress, singer, dancer, or some combination of the three vocations. The photographer of this photo is Paul Darby. His studio was located in Paris, France. Research yielded very little about Mr. Darby. “Photographic Times” (1903) contained an announcement of a book written by Darby. The book was about “the principal manipulations of the carbon process”. This postcard photo has exceptional clarity and is in good condition (see scans).

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