CUTE SIAMESE CATS FROM SIBERIA (STRIKING REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

Almost all kittens are cute, but this pair of siamese kittens are among the cutest I have ever seen. I know very little about this photo postcard. The former owner of this postcard lived in Siberia, a large Russian Province in Northern Asia. The postcard was published by a Russian company that interestingly, uses a Pegasus-like figure in it’s logo. The postcard is in very good condition The postcard measures about 4″ x 5  5/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY YOUNG EUROPEAN COUPLE (1937)

This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely young European couple. The gentleman does not qualify for the label of fashionista. Wearing a striped tie over a plaid sweater is certainly a fashion faux pax by today’s standards. The young woman looks pretty in her print dress.This portrait postcard is dated 1937 and is in good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF MONTANA SENATOR THOMAS J. WALSH : MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO U.S. HISTORY

The year is 1928. The race is on for the Democratic nomination. This press photo (3/3/28) features U.S. Senator Thomas J. Walsh (1859-1933). At the time of the photo, he was vying for the nomination to represent the Democrats in the 1928 election. Walsh lost the nomination to New York Governor Al Smith. Smith subsequently lost the election to Republican Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover. Walsh had sought the nomination as a “dry” candidate. In other words, he was a supporter of Prohibition. He also was noted  as a Senate prosecutor of the oil industry. Walsh was a lawyer politician who represented the state of Montana from 1913 to 1933. He was considered to be a liberal but that did not stop Franklin D. Roosevelt from selecting him to be the United States Attorney General. Unfortunately, Walsh died on a train as he headed to Roosevelt’s inauguration and never served in that role. If you are interested, I would suggest researching the details of the Senator’s demise. Was he murdered? You will find more than one conspiracy theory, and it’s an interesting story. Here are more biographical details about the Senator. During his career he had been a spokesman for President Woodrow Wilson in the Senate. He also was a supporter of Women’s suffrage, farm loans, the League of Nations, and the graduated income tax. During the 1920’s Walsh headed the Senate investigation into the Teapot Dome scandal (involved top officials of the Harding administration). In 1924 and 1932, he was the chairman of the Democratic Convention. Senator Thomas J. Walsh clearly played a major role in the US Senate and had significant impact on the nation. This vintage press photograph measures 5″ x 7″ and is in very good condition (see scans). If you think Senator Walsh appears intense in this photo, you are correct. Bob Brown, a Montana politician, states that there is no known photograph showing Walsh smiling. Brown’s comment appeared in an article he wrote for the Missoulian (1919).

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FIVE PRETTY BATHING BEAUTIES ALL IN A ROW : RISQUE

This vintage real photo postcard features five beautiful women wearing bathing suits and high stockings. This image was shot at an unidentified studio. The postcard is risque for it’s era. Four of the women have wonderful smiles. The bathing beauty at the end of the line appears to be keeping her smile in reserve. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.

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CUBAN SUGAR MILL IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA (REBIRTH OF A NATION)

cuba factory Screen Shot 2019-09-14 at 12.53.57 PMThe building pictured on this vintage real photo postcard is a sugar mill located in Santiago de Cuba. Sugar was a major export of Cuba and it remains so today. In addition, Cuba exports coffee and tobacco. This postcard is part of a series commemorating the “Rebirth of a Nation”. It is number 41 in the series. The heading on the reverse of the postcard states “Republica de Cuba”. Cuba was a republic from 1902 to 1959. This postcard was published during the earlier years of the republic. The card is likely from circa 1910. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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FIVE PRETTY YOUNG WOMEN WEARING UNUSUAL PAPER HATS

Postcard collectors sometimes encounter photo postcards that heighten curiosity but defy explanation. This vintage real photo postcard is a perfect example of such a card. The image is comprised of five pretty young women wearing unusual hats. Perhaps I should say “bizarre” rather than “unusual”. I believe their hats are made of paper, although they are designed to look like feathers. Two of the hats have a design that includes a crescent moon. If I was asked to judge this photo, I would give the “Creativity Award” to the woman wearing paper earrings. Why are the women wearing these hats. Perhaps they are performers in a show? Another theory is that they may be dressed for a party or for a carnival. What’s your guess? The studio that took this photograph was named “La Photo Mecanique” (The Mechanical Photo). I believe, with great uncertainty, that the studio was located in St. Martin, France. It is also my belief that this postcard was published between 1913 and 1929,  given that it has a Crown Studio stamp box.   (SOLD)

 

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PORTRAIT OF ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF FRANCE (PHOTO BY ALFRED NOYER)

 This vintage real photo postcard provides a portrait of a very pretty woman. She has a wonderful smile and beautiful eyes. The photographer/publisher of this postcard is Alfred Noyer. The celebrated photographer supervised a large photo studio in Paris. The Noyer Studio operated from 1910 until the 1940’s. Many of the postcards he produced of women were nudes or risque images. Some of his postcards list his name while others are simply marked “AN”. Noyer did a number of series of postcards concerning the prettiest women of France. He did a set of postcards that presented pretty women from each province of France. He also did a series of cards that presented women representing different precious stones. This postcard is part of a series (no. 20) in which the prettiest women of France represent a color of the rainbow. The young woman subject of this postcard is repping the color red. This vintage postcard is in very good condition and has excellent clarity.

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MISS MARIE BLANCHE : TRANSITIONED FROM A PEACOCK TO A STARLET

The pretty actress seen in this vintage real photo postcard, is Miss Marie Blanche (c 1893-1973). Her birth name was Marie Peacock and she was born in Scarborough, England. Her father was stage actor William Peacock. She was a child stage actress in the early 1900’s. Later she became a starlet when she appeared in a few comedy and drama films. One of her important roles was in the silent film drama, “The Great Impostor” (1918). In 1919 she appeared in “The Elusive Pimpernel” for the Stoll Film Company. She was married to E. Lewis Waller (1884-1951), a stage and screen actor. Blanche’s IMDb filmography reveals that she appeared in four films between 1918 and 1924. She was a sitter in eight portraits that are part of the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. The portrait of Miss Blanche seen on this postcard was photographed by Rita Martin. Miss Martin was well known for her expertise in taking portraits of theater stars and other celebrities. She was considered one of the best British photographers of her time. She opened her studio in 1906. Martin’s sister, Lallie Charles was an esteemed society photographer. The Cabinet Card Gallery has several photographs by Rita Martin. Place her name in the search box to peruse them. The postcard was printed and published by J. Beagles & Company of London, England. The company was started by John Beagles (1844-1909). The company produced a variety of postcards including an extensive catalog of celebrity (stage and screen) portrait postcards. After Beagle’s death, the business continued as J. Beagles & Co. until it closed in 1939.  (SOLD) 

NINA WOOD : STAGE ACTRESS AND MUSIC HALL PERFORMER (1905)

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty stage actress Miss Nina Wood. The message on the reverse tells the recipient that this postcard “will be a nice addition to your collection”. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of the Rotary Photographic Series (no.1787A). The photographer that took this photo is the John Story & Hoffmann studio. The postcard is postmarked 1905.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL DOING SCHOOLWORK

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The little girl seen in this photograph is absolutely adorable. The bow in her hair adds to her cuteness. She is wearing earrings and a ring. The youngster is bright eyed and appears quite studious. I believe the photograph is best described as a snapshot but I am not entirely certain. Perhaps labeling it a “vintage photograph” would suffice. It measures about 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″. I had hoped that magnifying the calendar in this photo would provide the approximate date it was taken. Unfortunately, my efforts went unrewarded. Despite the uncertainties, this image is special. This photograph is in very good condition (see scans).                                       

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Published in: on September 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm  Comments (2)