FANTASTIC PORTRAIT OF FOUR UNIFORMED VIENNESE TEA ROOM WAITRESSES

tea2020-06-17_235302This vintage real photo postcard features a close-up view of four uniformed Viennese tea room waitresses. The three standing women are dressed nearly identically while the seated woman is dressed notably different. Is the seated woman the tea room’s manager or owner? You may be wondering how I know that these ladies are tea room employees? Actually, I don’t. I am just repeating what I was told by the previous owner of this photo postcard. Of course, I may be wrong about the women’s occupation. However, I am certain about the identity of the photographer of this portrait. I am also certain that he was very talented. The Cabinet Card Gallery has three of his photographs in it’s collection. They are beautiful cabinet card portraits. The photographer’s name and address are embossed near the bottom right hand corner of this postcard. The photographer is S. Weitzmann and his studio was located in Vienna, Austria. The studio won medals at exhibitions Paris, London, and Grand Prix. Weitzmann is mentioned in a book entitled “Hitler’s Silent Partners : Swiss Banks, Nazi Gold, and the Pursuit of Justice” (2011).  The book states that Weitzmann was the foremost portrait photographer in Vienna and worked for the Austrian Royal Court before it’s demise in 1918.     SOLD]

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A PRETTY WOMAN WEARING A PRETTY DRESS : ADMIRING HERSELF IN A MIRROR

This vintage photograph features a pretty young woman with a spectacular smile. She is wearing a pretty dress and seems pleased about her reflection in a mirror. She is quite glamorous.   (SOLD)

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TWO YOUNG CHILDREN OUT FOR A DRIVE

outforadrive12020-06-17_231404 outforadrive22020-06-17_231508This vintage real photo postcard features two young children sitting in a faux automobile. Most likely, the pair are siblings. The youngest of the two is behind the wheel. Judging by the facial expression of the driver, the roads must have been very treacherous that day. The little girl in the photo is flashing a wonderful smile. This studio photograph was taken by the Mage studio, located in Grand-Montrouge, France. Grand-Montrouge is a southern suburb of Paris. This vintage portrait postcard is probably from the 1910’s era.   SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE (CARTE de VISITE)

This carte de visite photograph features an absolutely adorable little girl. She is wearing a cute dress and has a bow in her hair. The child is holding something wooden in her left hand. I can not identify the object. I wonder if she is holding a hobby horse. This portrait was taken at the Oliviere studio in Marseille, France. Marseille is a port city in southern France. This cdv has gold beveled edges.   SOLD

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A MAN AND HIS BERLIET

french carThis vintage photograph features a well dressed man poses in front of his automobile. He is looking pretty self-important. His cap is resting on the top of his car and he is enjoying a cigarette. The auto is impressive. The back of the vehicle is a convertible. Note the headlights and the front bumper. Also of interest, is the sign behind the car for “Motoricine Motor Oil”. Compare the bumper to the bumpers of today. We’ve come a long way. The front grill has the Berliet signature and in addition, the Berliet’s emblem. Berliet was a French company that manufactured automobiles, buses, trucks, and military vehicles. The company was based near Lyon, France. The company was established in 1899 and was privately owned until 1967 when it became part of Citroen. In 1974, it was acquired by Renault. Berliet was merged with Saviem to become Renault Trucks in 1978. By 1980, there were no vehicles in the Berliet line. This photograph measures about 4 5/8″ x 3″ and is in very good condition. Note the bottom border of the photo appears to have been trimmed to fit a frame.                                                                                                     

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A WHITE MAN AND A YOUNG BLACK BOY SHARE A WARM MOMENT AND A LAUGH

This vintage photograph features a young black boy and a middle aged white man sharing a warm moment and a laugh. The pair seem to have a close relationship. Both are smiling and seem very relaxed as they experience their interaction. The child is wearing a shirt that is much too large for him. Perhaps the shirt is a hand-me-down from an older brother. The boy is barefoot. I am very curious about why this man and child ended up together and in conversation when this photo was taken. They appear to be standing in a field but their location is unidentified. The photo measures about 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.   SOLD

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THEATER STAR YVONNE SAUTROT: PORTRAIT BY REUTLINGER IN PARIS, FRANCE

yvonne12020-06-14_170137 yvonne22020-06-14_170238Yvonne Sautrot is the subject of this 1896 cabinet card portrait by Reutlinger, a well known celebrity photography studio. Miss Sautrot assumes a most seductive pose in this risque image. To view other photographs by this celebrated studio, click on the category “Photographer: Reutlinger”. The reverse of this photograph lists the address of the studio as “Paris 21 Boulevard Monmarte, Paris. A stamp on the back of the image states “Hazebrouco, Incenieur – Opticien Paris”. Miss Sautrot assumes a most seductive pose in this image. Munsy Magazine (1896) published a portrait of Yvonne Sautrot and announced that she was playing in an adaptation of a popular English Melodrama called “The Fatal Card”. The French production went under the name of “La Dame de Carreau” (“The Queen of Hearts”). The writer of the article was preoccupied with Miss Sautrot’s beauty. He described her “charming features” and stated that “her beauty might well fit her to take” the place of actress Amy Busby who acted in the earlier version of the play. The writer also complimented Sautrot’s “special talent for posing effectively” in front of the camera. The Reutlinger Photography Studio was opened by Charles Reutlinger in Paris in 1850. Reutlinger was of German descent. The studio took portraits of many of the world’s beautiful, rich and famous people of the era. In 1880, Charles’ brother, Emile (1825-1907) took over operation of the studio. He was joined by his son Leopold (1863-1937) in 1883. Leopold took over the studio in 1890 and operated the business until 1930 when he lost an eye in an accident involving a champagne cork.  (SOLD)

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MISS AIME : PRETTY ACTRESS PHOTOGRAPHED BY SAZERAC

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These vintage real photo postcards feature Miss Aime, a Paris cabaret performer. She is pretty and has a wonderful smile. Preliminary research found no biographical information concerning this actress. The photographer of Postcard 1 is the Sazerac studio which was located at the “Hotel Prive” in Paris, France. Little information could be located about Mr. Sazerac; but one can easily find real photo postcard portraits of French show girls that were produced by his studio. In fact Britain’s National Portrait Gallery has one of Sazarac’s photographs (circa 1906) in it’s collection. Postcard 1 is part of a series (N. 829 Th. 93) and is in very good condition (see scans).                                                                                                                            Postcard 2 offers another view of Miss Aime. She is wearing a different dress, but once again, she is bedecked with flowers. Like postcard 1, this photo was taken by Sazerac. The two postcards are part of the same series. This postcard is numbered (N. 829 Th. 93).

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A YOUNG WINTERIZED ETHNIC WOMAN AND HER GIANT MUFF

This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman posing in her winter jacket and her fur stole. Her winterized clothing also includes a cute hat and a giant muff. The fur muff will certainly keep her hands warm. In fact, these muffs are so large that they could probably keep three of her friends hands warm too. The woman in this photo, in my opinion, appears to be black or mulatto. This postcard was photographed by the USA studios which was located in London and the Provinces. USA Studios  was a firm established in England during the Edwardian period. It was established in around 1907. The firms focus was portrait photography. The company was also known as the American Photographic Company. The firm was started by either photographer John Harry Woolfe (1880-1942) or by his parents, Henry Wolfe (1852-1927)  and Mrs Fanny Wolfe (1854-?). John Harry Wolfe”s younger brother, William Swift Woolfe (1893-?), also became a photographer. John Harry became a photographer in the early 1900’s and bought an established London studio in 1907. The studios were very successful during World War I. The studios were all managed by Wolfe family members until World War II. John Harry’s mother, Mrs Fanny Woolfe, was listed as the proprietor of some of the USA studios. A list of the company’s studios indicates that there were at different times, fourteen studios in London and it’s nearby towns. These studios operated between 1907 and 1919. There were thirteen studios in the provinces and they were in operation cumulatively between 1907 and 1969. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.

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A MOST ADORABLE YOUNG CHILD SITTING IN A BABY CARRIAGE

strawhat12020-06-08_082515This boy, or girl, is adorable. He/she looks at the camera with interest coupled with uncertainty. The child is holding something in his/her right hand. Is it a cookie? Is it a toy? The child’s outfit is cute. Overalls and a straw hat; perfect attire for playing outside. An inscription on the reverse of the photo reveals that this youngster is 16 months old. The inscription is written in French. This photograph measures about 3 3/8 ” x 2 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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