FASHIONABLE YOUNG COUPLE (HEAD AND SHOULDERS)

nice couple This vintage photograph features a young couple posing at an unidentified photography studio. I possess no background information about this well dressed pair. The photo measures 5 1/4″ X 4″ and is in good condition (please see scans).                                               

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Published in: on May 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

NICE PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL

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The young girl seen in this vintage real photo postcard is adorable. She has a wonderful smile and “sparkling” eyes. Note her high top shoes. This photograph was taken in a photo studio most likely located somewhere in Europe since that is where the postcard was purchased. I wish I knew more about this precious child. This portrait postcard excellent clarity and is in good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on May 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Comments (5)  

CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN CHAUX-DE-FONDS, SWITZERLAND

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meisner 1             Paul Metzner & Sons studio took this carte de visite portrait of a pretty young woman. Her dress is lace trimmed and she is wearing earrings and a necklace. The photographer is located in Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The city is located in the Jura mountains and is just a few kilometers south of the French border. This cdv is in good condition (see scans).

 

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Published in: on May 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

PORTRAIT OF THREE YOUNG SIBLINGS

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3 kids 1 This vintage real photo postcard features three well dressed siblings posing at an unidentified photographer’s studio in an unidentified location. The youngest boy is holding his hat in his left hand and in his right hand he is gripping an object. Perhaps someone can figure out what exactly he is holding.The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard was created sometime between 1904 and 1918), This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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Published in: on May 28, 2019 at 9:51 pm  Comments (1)  
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LOVELY COUPLE IN NORWICH, NEW YORK: WIFE IS HOLDING A CABINET CARD (1889)

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A lovely couple poses for their portrait at the Hotchkiss studio in Norwich, New York. The gentleman has a terrific mustache and is holding a cane. The woman is wearing a lovely dress and is holding a cabinet card. The cabinet card is bent in the same fashion as collectors often find them today. The cabinet card that she is holding is a portrait of a nicely dressed woman photographed by Hotchkiss. The photographer is A. E. Hotchkiss ( c 1846-1907) of Norwich, New York. Alston E. Hotchkiss cane to Norwich in 1872 at the age of twenty-six. He ran the most popular photo gallery in town and it is reported that he took on the persona of an artistic and cultured gentleman. His wife played a major role in his running the studio and at one point, he employed at least twenty workers. The reverse of the cabinet card has the printed date 1889. To view other photographs by Hotchkiss, place his last name in the search box. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on May 27, 2019 at 12:01 pm  Comments (1)  
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TWO PORTRAITS OF BEAUTIFUL STAGE ACTRESS NINA SEVENING (1905 & 1907)

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POSTCARD 2                                                                

 Postcard 1 features a portrait of beautiful English stage actress Nina Sevening (1885-1958). She was 22 years old at the time of this photo. Miss Sevening began her stage career as a child in 1894. She became a major theater actress, singer, and light comedienne. Some of her credits include “Three Little Maids” (1903), “The Merry Widow” (1907), and Peter Pan (1913). Nina Sevening retired from the stage in 1917. The postcard image of Miss Sevening, seen in Postcard 1 is uncommon. It was produced by London’s Philco Publishing Company as part of a series (no. 3390A). The message on the postcard is timeless. The writer, who was on vacation, apologizes for not writing sooner. The postcard was postmarked in Coventry, England in 1907. Postcard 2 features another beautiful image of the 20 year-old Miss Sevening. She is wearing a large hat which can be best described as “busy”. Once again, Philco is the publisher and the card is part of a series (no. 3050 B). The photographer is Bassano  (1829 –1913). He was a leading royal and high society photographer in Victorian London. The postmark on the postcard is from Burton on Trent and is dated 1905. The writer of Postcard 2 starts the message with a thank you for a “pretty postcard” that was received from the addressee (Gladys). The writer also reports on the condition of someone who was fighting “bronchial pneumonia”.  This portrait postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).                  

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Published in: on May 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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KATHARINE GREY (1873-1950): THEATRE ACTRESS

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Katherine Grey (1873-1950) was an American theatre actress who appeared in more than 25 Broadway shows between 1895 and 1940. In the top cabinet card, she is photographed by Sarony, of New York City, the famed theatrical portrait photographer. Note the daisies on her hat. In the bottom cabinet card, Grey is photographed by famed celebrity photographer B. J. Falk, also of New York City. In this image she is holding the bottom of her dress in her right hand. The photograph is dated 1893 and in good condition (see scans).

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MISS MARJORY MOORE – PRETTY PERFORMER WITHOUT A PAST

This real photo postcard features a pretty performer named Miss Marjory Moore. She looks quite young, possibly in her teenage years. My preliminary research into the background of Miss Moore produced “bupkis”. Perhaps a visitor to this blog can provide some biographical details about this performer. Miss Moore’s portrait was taken by Lewis R. Protheroe who operated a studio in Bristol, England. He was working as a photographer, at least between 1901 and 1917. His father, Thomas Protheroe found the studio between approximately 1876 and 1900. I was unable to locate any other photographs of Marjory Moore. This rare photo postcard was published by Rotary Photo  and is in very good condition (see scans),

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EXTRA LARGE CABINET CARD PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN RUEIL, FRANCE

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carson david 1 This extra large cabinet card features a cute little girl wearing a serious expression. Note the bow in her hair as well as her earrings. This photograph was taken by the Corson-David studio which was located in Rueil, France. Rueil is a wealthy suburb of Paris. This cabinet card image measures about 5″ x 7″ and is in very good condition.  (SOLD)

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ONE OF “THE BOYS IN THE BAND” IN SHELBYVILLE, ILLINOIS

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The gentleman featured in this cabinet card is clearly a member of a band. He is wearing a band uniform and holding his trombone. Note his cap and bow tie. The studio which produced this image was Babb’s Ground Floor Gallery in Shelbyville, Illinois. James A. Babb (1855-?) and Jacob P. Babb (1857-1908) were the proprietors of Babb’s photographic studio. James was a native of Missouri and worked on a farm until 1879  when he came to Sullivan, Illinois and worked in a photographic gallery. He then returned to Missouri (Jefferson City) and worked for a photographer named S. Winans. He then moved to Shelbyville where he worked several years in the grocery business until he and his brother Jacob, established a Photography business. James Babb married Miss Mollie E. Oliver of Shelbyville. Jacob Babb was also a Missouri native and started his work life as a farmer. At age twenty-four he began working in the lumber industry and in 1883 he began a career in photography with the same S. Winans previously mentioned. His next job change occurred when he partnered with his brother in the Shelbyville gallery. In 1887 Jacob married Miss Anna Sampson of Shelbyville.  The major source of information concerning the Babb brothers was the “Illinois Genealogy Trails” section on Shelby County. This cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see scans).

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