PORTRAIT OF AN ELEGANT WOMAN IN NANTES, FRANCE

This cartes de visite portrait features a woman posing for photographer, Louis Martin of Nantes, France. This profile view shows a well dressed and well coiffed subject. The cdv is an example of a bas relief photo (raised image providing a 3 dimensional effect). photograph. Nantes is a city on the Loire River and is located in the Upper Brittany region of western France. This photograph is in very good condition. (see scans).

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Published in: on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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1889 CALENDAR ADVERTISING HOYT GERMAN COLOGNE AND RUBIFOAM TOOTHPASTE (TRADE CARD)

This vintage trade card was distributed as a premium by E. W. Hoyt & Co which was headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.The 1889 calendar was distributed as an advertisement for Hoyt’s German Cologne and Rubifoam (for the teeth).  Hoyt’s cologne is billed as “The most fragrant and lasting of all perfumes”. In 1889, you could purchase a large bottle of the fragrance for just $1.00. Interestingly, this trade card calendar was scented with the cologne it advertised in order to serve as a sample. The year 1889 was a year full of interesting events in the United States.  North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Montana all became US states. Benjamin Harrison was sworn in as the 23rd President. The Johnstown flood killed more than 2200 people in Pennsylvania. The Wall Street Journal was first published. This trade card measures about 3 3/8″ x 5 3/4″.  (SOLD)

 

 

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN A TOWN CALLED WINDERMERE

A young woman poses for her portrait at the Herbert studio in a town called Windermere. Where is Windermere. Thats a tough question. There are towns named Windermere in the United States, Australia, England, Canada, and the Bahamas. I am going to rule out the United States as being the home of the Herbert studio because of the regal type logo. The logo is more relevant to England or to a former or present English colony than to the United States This cabinet card photograph is in fair condition. There is “white spotting” near the subjects mouth and nose. The flaw can be seen with the naked eye and is very evident under magnification.  (see scans) The photo is priced accordingly.

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL WASP WAISTED YOUNG WOMAN IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

This Cabinet Card photograph features a pretty wasp waisted young woman. She is wearing a beautiful dress. She is quite elegant. This photograph was taken by Wilhelm Otto Jr at his studio in Vienna, Austria. Mr Otto is no stranger to the Cabinet Card Gallery. If you place his name in the gallery’s search box; as of this date, you will find two more of his photographs. According to the print on the reverse of the photograph, Otto established his studio in 1887. This cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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YOUNG WOMAN PULLS HER DAUGHTER IN A WOODEN WAGON

This vintage photograph features a mother pulling her daughter in a wooden wagon. The photograph appears to have been taken during the winter. The child is bundled in a heavy coat and has her hand protected from the cold by a fur muff. She is sitting on a heavy blanket. Mom is also prepared for winter. She is wearing a long dress and is accessorized with a fur scarf and she has fur cuffs on her sleeves. This photographed was purchased from a collector in England. A sticker on the reverse of the photo indicates the photographer’s name. His name is Oscar Hurt, though I am not certain about the accuracy of his last name since the writing is difficult to decipher. This photograph measures about 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 and is in good condition.

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DAISY JEROME : SCANDALOUS STAGE ACTRESS WHO WAS VIEWED AS RAUCOUS, VULGAR, AND “AN ACQUIRED TASTE”

This rare vintage real photo postcard features the red headed actress that electrified the Australian stage. She was noted for her famous wicked wink. The life and times of Daisy Jerome can best be described as scandalous. She arrived in Australia in 1913 for a three year stage tour.  Feminism was rising in the western world. Suffragettes were marching for the right to vote. Women were smoking, driving, wearing less conservative fashion, and even dancing the tango with it’s sexual overtones. She arrived in Adelaide adorned with an excess of jewelry. She was born in America but raised in England. Her place of birth was New York and she was born Daisy Witkowski in 1886. Daisy reported that she was raised in a multilingual household that had been visited by Presidents Lincoln, McKinley, and Roosevelt. After experiencing financial problems, her father moved the family to England. Money was needed and Daisy followed her sister onto the stage. She played the Palace and toured with companies that gave her a chance to do comedic singing and pantomime. Her performances were considered to be amusing and irreverent. She was a comedienne. Her humor has been described as “vibrant” and “wicked”. Daisy was described as “feisty”, “cunning”, and “independent”. She was small and dainty and had compelling eyes and an expressive face. Her performances had a risque tone and she had a hoarse, sensual voice. She could toe dance and wooden shoe dance, but was most known as a mimic and comnic singer. After a year of marriage, she deserted her first husband to live with another man. In 1910, she took a journalist to court for libel. The reporter had accused her of performing encores when audiences had not requested them. She claimed that her professional reputation had been damaged. The court case was a circus. The defense ridiculed one of her songs which caused her to break into tears in the witness chair. She won the case but was barely compensated. When she began her tour of Australia, she was recognized as raucous, vulgar and “an acquired taste”. She quickly charmed those that were hesitant to appreciate her and she soon received a warm welcome and a complimentary nickname, “The Electric Spark”. Her carrot red hair became the subject of much debate. She claimed it was her natural color but most people were not believers of her claim. One day, an Australian comedian told her that a gentleman had taken offence to her hair. The comedian said that the offended man would visit her that night. The comedian then informed the local fire chief that there was great risk of fire during Daisy’s time on stage. The worried fireman came to the theatre and when he saw Daisy’s red hair, he realized he had been a victim of a joke. He kept the joke going when he said that he agreed there was risk of fire and he ordered the scenery to be fireproofed immediately. During Daisy Jerome’s era, there was a bias against redheads. They were considered to be hot tempered and sexually wild and uninhibited. Her theater/music hall background only magnified some people’s negative view of Daisy. After completing her touring contract in Australia, she signed another one. This time she performed on a vaudeville stage which allowed her to showcase her bawdy songs. In 1914 she sang a feminist style song called “The Press, the Pulpit, and the Petticoat”. This song argued that women were more powerful and influential than the media and the church. Daisy was a woman who had unconventional ideas. She would not restrained by political correctness. She stated in a 1914 interview that “I refuse to regulate my acts to accepted rules of conduct”. Despite her views, she remained popular with Australian audiences. She left Australia in 1916 and returned in 1922 for another successful tour. Later, she was involved in another court case which this time involved her suing her maid over missing jewels. With the arrival and subsequent popularity of films, Daisy Jerome faded out of the public’s focus. Two photo portraits of Daisy Jerome can be found in England’s National Portrait Gallery. This vintage postcard was published by J. Beagles & Co. of London, England as part of a series (No. 109 A). 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 under it’s original name until it closed in 1939. Miss Jerome’s portrait was taken by the Hutchinson & Svendsen studio. The National Portrait Gallery asserts that this pair of photographers were active in London between 1905 and 1906. This vintage photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans). This postcard portrait of Daisy Jerome is absolutely beautiful and very uncommon.  (SOLD)

 

 

PRESS PHOTO OF THE AWARDING OF THE MEDALS (1976 OLYMPICS) 110 METER HURDLES

This press photo was taken at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The photographer, from AFP Photo, captures the three medal winners from the 110 meter hurdles. The gold medal went to Guy Drut (France). The silver medal was captured by Willie Davenport (United States) and the bronze medal was earned by Alejandro Casanas (Cuba). Guy Drut (1950- ) had won a silver medal in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. . Upon retirement, he entered business and political life. In 2005 he was convicted by a French court for accepting political patronage by accepting a fictitious job. He later received amnesty.Willie Davenport (1943 – 2002) competed in the 1964, 1968, 1972,  and 1976 Olympics. He garnered two medals in his appearances. He returned to the Olympics in 1980 at the age of 37. He returned to Olympic competition in the Winter games. He was a member of the US bobsled team and the first African American to compete in the Winter Olympics. At the time of his first Olympics, Davenport was a private in the US Army. When he died, he held the rank of Colonel in the US Army National Guard. In 1977, he was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. Alejandro Casanas (1954- ) participated in two Olympics (1976 and 1980). He won silver medals in the 110 meter hurdles in both Olympic years. In 1977 he set the world record for that event and he held it for two years. This photograph measures about 5 x 7 and is in very good condition (see scans).                                                                                                                                                       

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TWO YOUNG WOMEN POSE FOR PORTRAIT IN MARAS, TURKEY : SLIGHTLY AFTER THE ARMENIAN MASSACRE (1922)

This vintage real photo postcard features two young woman photographed by a studio in Maras, Turkey. Before 1973, the city was named Kahramanmaras. Maras was part of the Ottoman Empire. During War I the empire allied with Germany. In 1919, post war, Maras was occupied by British, and later, French troops. After the “Battle of Marash” (1920), the Turkish National Movement took control. The Battle of Marash was fought between the Turkish National Forces and French forces occupying Maras. It was first major battle of the Turkish War for Independence. The battle caused the French to retreat and abandon Maras. A consequence of the withdrawal of French troops was the Turkish massacre of Armenian refugees who were just repatriated to Maras following the Armenian Genocide. It is believed that between 5,000 and 12,000 Armenians were killed in Maras after the withdrawal. According to the stamp on the reverse of the card, this postcard photograph was taken in 1922. One wonders if the two women/girls seen in this image are Armenian or Turkish. If they are Armenian, imagine how traumatized they must have been considering it was only two years after the massacre occurred. The subjects of this photo are a study in contrast. The girl in the dark dress shows a lot of emotion. She looks troubled or frightened. The woman dressed in the light dress appears void of emotion. Her affect seems very flat. The pair are posed standing on a pretty rug with a background of another rug. I have never seen a photo portrait staged this way. (SOLD)

NUDE PORTRAIT OF PRETTY MODEL TAKEN BY CELEBRATED FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER JEAN AGELOU (c. 1910)

This vintage real photo postcard features a risque photograph of an unidentified model. The photo portrait was taken by the talented an esteemed French photographer, Jean Agelou (1878-1921).He was a photographer of the 1910’s and 1920’s and was well known for his erotic and nude photographs. He was born in Egypt and not much is known about his private life. Agelou generally used models between the age of 20 and 24 years-old. He had a favorite model. Her name was “Fernande” and in addition to modeling, she was Agelou’s lover. Her full name was Fernande Barrey (1893-1960) and she was a prostitute by trade. She also modeled for painters (Amadeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine). Although the 1900’s was the “golden age” of erotic photograph, photographers who took such risque photos had to use discretion. As a result, Agelou signed his work “JA”. In 1908, nudity in photographs was banned in France and photographers needed to cover images of nude women with strategically placed undergarments or other materials. Nude images had to circulate on the down low. They were sent in the mail inside of envelopes. Jean Agelou died in 1921; the result of a car accident. His brother George, who managed Jean’s business, also was killed in the crash. This postcard is part of a series (508) .   (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A FASHIONABLE YOUNG WOMAN WEARING A POOFY DRESS IN PARIS, FRANCE

A young woman poses for a studio photo in Paris, France. She looks very pretty in her poofy dress and bonnet. The photograph was taken by the Abel Studio which was located in Paris. This photograph measures about 6 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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