PORTRAIT OF TWO AFFECTIONATE YOUNG GIRLS AT THE BEACH

 

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TWO GIRLS BEACH 1 Two young girls pose for a vintage snapshot photograph as they sit on the sand at the beach. One girl has her arm affectionately around the shoulder of the second girl. The recipient of the affection is displaying a sour expression. Are the girls sisters? Could they be close friends? The answer is lost to history. The girls names are written on the reverse of the photo. I can only decipher one of the names. It is “Ingrid”. A stamp on the reverse of the snapshot indicates that the photograph was developed in Dresden, Germany. Dresden is the second largest city in Saxony. It is situated on the banks of the River Elbe. It is near the border of the Czech Republic. There are beaches along the Elbe and perhaps this image captures one of them. This photograph is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE IN BELGRADE, SERBIA

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belgrade bride 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young bride posing for her portrait in Belgrade, Serbia. She is wearing a beautiful wedding dress and veil. This photograph was taken by the Pijade studio. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF MISS ANNIE CROFT IN THE COMIC OPERA, “FALKA”

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This vintage real photo postcard features actress Annie Croft (1892-1959) in the role of Falka, in the opera “Falka”. She was an English stage actress and also appeared in one movie, “On with the Dance (1927). She was married to actor Reginald Sharland (1886-1944) in 1915. An article in “Argus (1931)” reports on the couples divorce proceedings. Croft sued her husband for divorce “on the grounds of misconduct with Margaret Nichols”. Sharland did not contest the divorce. Croft had attorney expenses reimbursed and received custody of their two children.The photographer of this photo portrait is Albert E Parkin. His studio was in Hull, England. Hull is a port city in East Yorkshire, England. This vintage postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).   (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF PRETTY FASHIONISTA WITH BOWS ON HER SHOES

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lady and a hat 4 This vintage real photo postcard features a fashionable young woman posing for a unknown photographer. This is a private postcard, as opposed to a card printed for mass distribution. The postcard is extremely likely to be one-of-a-kind. The young woman appears to be in her teenage years and is quite pretty. She gazes at the camera with wide eyes and a semi-serious expression. Note her wide brimmed hat and the bows on her shoes. This postcard is in good condition. The bottom right hand corner of the card has a crease (see scans).

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TWO YOUNG MEN AND THE HISTORY OF RADIO (A LYRA RADIO AND AN EXIDE BATTERY)

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This vintage photograph is a terrific relic of radio history. Two young men flank an old radio which is sitting on a small table. Each man has a hand atop the radio. Both men are holding cigarettes. The radio was manufactured by Lyra, a company located in Berlin, Germany. The receiving set must have been highly valued by it’s owners. The radio was powered by the Exide battery sitting on the lower shelf of the table. Compare this battery to the tiny batteries of today. The men are wearing knickers and high boots. This vintage photograph measures about 3 1/4″ x 5″ and is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

 

 

 

 

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PORTRAIT OF THREE BEAUTIFUL SIBLINGS IN PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

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three sibs 1 The three siblings posing in this vintage real postcard portrait are beautiful children. The kids are beautifully dressed. The boys are wearing sailor type caps. The younger brother can not contain a smile. Big sister appears to be in her teenage years. The photograph was taken at the American Photo studio in Prague, Czechoslovakia. This image has terrific clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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DOES ANYONE REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? THESE SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS CAN TELL YOU (1937)

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clock kids 1 This vintage real photo postcard features seven adorable little girls dressed as clocks. Their creative costumes were likely designed for a school play. The message on the reverse of this postcard informs us that much TIME has passed since this photo was taken (1937). The stamp box on this postcard reveals that it was produced by K Ltd. This scallop-edged vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  SOLDclock kids 2

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A VERY FASHIONABLE GENTLEMAN IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK (PROMENADE CARD)

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promenade 1The gentleman in this vintage photograph looks like he just walked off the page of an issue of Gentleman’s Quarterly. His jacket is buttoned with only the top button and he is wearing a wide tie and pocket handkerchief. Note the watch chain under his jacket as well as the boater hat and cane that he is holding. The photographer of this image is Andrew Simson (1837-1922). He emigrated to Buffalo at the age of 11 from Germany. At the beginning of his career he had a partner and the name of their firm was Upton & Simson. Simson had a number of  “claims to fame”. In 1901 he was an accredited photographer at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo. He also is known for training Howard D. Beach (1867-1954). Beach was a great talent who worked in several disciplines. He was a portrait photographer, inventor, scientist, poet, lecturer and photo/art critic. He partnered with with Beach in 1896 (Simson & Beach) and in 1900 purchased Beach’s interest in the studio. Research revealed that Beach was considered the major photographer in Buffalo in regard to serving the “most cultured” citizens of the city. This photograph is not the same size as a cabinet card. It measures about 4 x 7 1/4 and is known as a “Promenade Card”.  The printed word “Promenade” can be seen in the center of the bottom border of this image. This beautiful vintage photograph is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF TWO CATALAN DANCERS IN ROUSSILLON, FRANCE

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foreign dancers 1This vintage ethnological postcard features two Catalan dancers. They are wearing their traditional clothing and holding tambourines. The photograph was taken in Roussillon, a community in Southeastern France. Wikipedia reports that the Catalans are an Iberian/European ethnic group of Mediterranean and Pyrenean descent. The postcard is published by Labouche Freres which was located in Toulouse, France. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A FATHER AND HIS ADORABLE SON IN RECIFE, BRAZIL

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DAD AND SON 1 This cabinet card photograph features a young father and his son. The little boy has darling curls. The photo studio that took this photograph is Cintra & Cia.  The studio was located in Recife, Brazil. The city of Recife is in the state of Pernambuco which is in northeastern Brazil and on the Atlantic Ocean. The photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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