DANCE HALL GIRL IN KINGS CROSS, ENGLAND

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dancehallgirl1 I wish I knew more about this young lady. She has an infectious smile. Her dress is frilly and has rows of lace. Judging by her attire, my guess is that she is a “dancehall girl” or actress. Perhaps a viewer of this vintage old photo postcard has another opinion as to the story behind this image. Please share via leaving a comment. Some might consider this photo a bit risque. The woman seen in this image is wearing a very short dress for her era. An ink stamp on the reverse of the postcard reveals that this photograph was taken at the Avery studio. We only know that the studio was located on King’s Cross Road. King’s Cross is an area located in Central London. It may follow that Avery’s studio was located in London.

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TWO BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS AND THEIR MASTER OUT FOR A WALK

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This vintage real photo postcard features a well dressed gentleman and his two German Shepherds posing on a wooded path. Both dogs are on chain leashes. The photographer and the location where the photo was taken are unidentified. The dogs are beautiful, and one wonders how many photos were taken to get an image in which both dogs were attentive and well posed. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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Published in: on January 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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PORTRAIT OF A “HINDU GIRL” IN TRINIDAD

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This vintage photo postcard features a “Hindu Girl” posing against a wooden fence on the island of Trinidad. The jungle can be seen in the background. One might ask, “What is a Hindu Girl doing in Trinidad?” The island of Trinidad is about seven miles off the coast of Venezuela. It is associated with the island of Tobago. Research revealed that the island of Trinidad is ethnically and religiously diverse. It is sometimes known as the “Rainbow Island”. Currently, over 18 percent of the population are Hindus. The Hindu religion is the second most prevalent religion in Trinidad. Hindus arrived in Trinidad in 1845. They came to Trinidad when the British government gave permission to the colonists on the island to import indentured labor from India to work on the island’s estates. During the second half of the 1800’s Trinidad’s population growth came primarily from Indian laborers. In 1871, there were over 27,000 Indians on the two islands. By 1911, the Indian population on the islands was nearly 111,00. This vintage portrait postcard is in very good condition. It is an “undivided” postcard revealing that it was likely published before 1907.

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Published in: on January 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WEARING A CHECKERED DRESS IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM (1895)

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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Yvan Crewell studio, in Antwerp, Belgium. The woman is wearing a pretty checkered dress. Her belt and collar are wonderful accents. She is wearing gloves and holding a bouquet of flowers. Writing on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the photo was taken in 1895. This cabinet card portrait is in fair condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A CARPATHIAN MAN IN THE UKRAINE

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carpathian 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a Carpathian man seated on a fence, somewhere in the Ukraine. The gentleman appears contemplative and has a most captivating  face. My impression is that he has seen a lot of hardship in his lifetime. The Carpathian region is a historic area in the border between Central and Eastern Europe. Most of the region is located in Ukraine’s Zakarpattia Oblast. Smaller parts of the Carpathian territory are in Poland and Slovakia. Before World War I most of this region was part of Hungary. After the war it became part of Czechoslovakia. The people of the Carpathian area are ethnically diverse. They are primarily Ukraninian, Rusyn, Lemko, Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Bulgarian, and Russian. This vintage real photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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TINTYPE IMAGE OF TWO INTENSE YOUNG MEN “GOING OVER THE BOOKS”

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tintype 2 guys 1 This tintype photograph features two very intense looking young men. One appears to be reading a book while the other gentleman listens intently. This photograph tells a story that we are not privy to, so we have an opportunity to make up our own. I think this image tells the tale of two young business partners. One of them is reviewing the “books” and the news is not good. Both men are upset about the financial state of their business. That’s my story and I am going to stick with it. What’s your story? Tintypes were popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s. This tintype image is in very good condition (see scans).   (SOLD)

 

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F. C. MULHOUSE: PORTRAIT OF A FRENCH SOCCER TEAM

mulhow rugby This vintage photograph features the F.C. Mulhouse (1945/46) soccer team. After examining this photo, I was positive that this team was a rugby team, rather than a soccer team. The men on the team are certainly a scrappy group. Some of the guys are built for a scrum. My guess is that the squad was composed of ex French soldiers. World War 2 had ended only a year before this photograph was taken. The Football Club de Mulhouse was established in 1893. The team is often referred to as FCM, or Mulhouse. The team is a French association football club. It is the second oldest football club in France. Mulhouse is a city in eastern France. It is located near the Swiss and German borders. During the times that the Alsace Region was controlled by Germany, the team and city was called Mulhausen. This photograph measures about 5″ x 3″ and is in very good condition.

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Published in: on January 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN ADVERTISING “NELSON SEEDS” IN MASON CITY, ILLINOIS

NELSON_0001I surrender. Who the heck is “Nelson”? The young woman in this photograph seems to be obsessed with “Nelson”. She is wearing Nelson’s name on her skirt and it appears on her fan.  Is she a Willie Nelson groupie? A second mystery in this image is the abundance of feathers. There are feathers on the floor, pinned to her blouse and decorating her hat. Take note of the daisy chain that the woman is wearing at and below her collar. This mysterious photograph is by T. H. Eulass whose studio was located in Mason City, Illinois. Mr. Eulass knows who “Nelson” is, but he’s not talking. Perhaps “Nelson” was a political candidate or the name of a local company. Thomas H. Eulass (1841-1903) was an Ohio native. Eulass participated in the America’s civil war as a member of the 146th Ohio Infantry. He entered the unit as a private and mustered out as a corporal. He appears in both the 1880 and 1900 US census as a photographer. He was married to Kate Eulass. He is buried in the Mason City Cemetery. This cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see scans).  The thin scrape on the bottom left corner of the reverse of the card does not cause any fragility or softness to the cabinet card. ADDENDUM: A helpful visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery, has identified this photograph as being an advertisement for the “Nelson Seed Company”. Other theories can be seen in the comment section.  SOLD

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STRIKINGLY PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN MONTLUCON, FRANCE

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pretty woman cdv 1 This cartes de visite features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Heron studio in Montlucon, France. She is well dressed and well coiffed. She appears to be holding back a full smile. Her eyes are bright and engaging. Preliminary research yielded little information about Monsieur Heron. The Cabinet Card Gallery exhibits another photograph by Heron. That image is a photo of a bride and groom. It can be seen by entering the name “Heron” in the search box. Montlucon, the studio’s home, is a town in central France on the Cher River. Adolphe Heron (1865-?) was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He got married in Paris (1887) and at that time he was working as a photographer there. He began working in Montlucon in 1893. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on January 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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RISQUE PORTRAIT OF A DANCER FROM THE PARIS FEMALE REVUE (GEORGIGUST)

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This vintage real photo postcard features one half of the dance partners from the “Duo Georgigust”. The pair were a popular dance couple during the 1910’s. Judging by the dancer’s tight clothing and revealing top, there must have been a sexual tone to her dance routine. This is a relatively risque photograph for it’s time.  The reverse of this postcard is an advertisement for Georgigust’s act. Georgigust is described as a “modern duo” and promises that they will perform 15 transformations (different dances?, different acts?) and a “new number” in a wonderful bright decor. This postcard is an advertisement for the “Paris Female Revue”. The photo postcard below, shows the duo reunited and dancing together. The postcard seen above, featuring just the female dancer, is in very good condition (see scans).

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