PRETTY ASIAN WOMAN IN FORMAL TRADITIONAL GARB (JAPANESE? INDONESIAN?)

This vintage real photo postcard begs some answers, but I’m stumped. I have never seen the type of clothing displayed on this card before; despite my exposure to a multitude of international postcards. This interesting studio portraiture features a pretty Asian woman dressed in some unusual garb. It appears to be formal traditional clothing. I do not know which culture that this dress represents. I am hypothesizing that woman is Japanese. However, the previous owner of this postcard thought the woman may have been from Indonesia. The owner’s guess is written on the reverse of the card. The woman in this photo is holding a basket in one hand and an object I can’t identify in the other hand. There is an AZO stamp box on the back of the postcard. It reveals that this card was produced sometime between 1910 and 1930.  SOLD

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A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL SENDS “GOOD HEALTH” WISHES

This vintage real photo postcard features a beautiful young girl wearing a frilly dress and adorned with flowers. The postcard was published by Rotophot (RPH) as part of a series (S-917/2). The company was based in Berlin, Germany. In the message section, the writer wishes the reader “good health”. The hand tinted color postcard was mailed with a French stamp. The card is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN OLDER FARM WORKER (HE IS OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD)

This vintage photograph features an older man who appears to be a farm worker. He has a rugged and weathered face. I believe that his countenance  projects wisdom and gentleness. It is easy to see that he is a man that has worked with his hands. His work boots are very worn from his labor in the fields. Although I am no expert at farming equipment, I believe that the tool that he is holding, is a hoe. Note the stone wall behind the worker as well as the adjacent (barbwire?) fence.  This photo measures about 4 3/4″ x 6 5/8″ and is in very good condition. The top right hand corner has a tiny chip (see scans).

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

This cdv portrait features an impish looking little girl posing for her portrait at the studio of G Ye Ouviere, located in Marseille, France. She is a cutie. Advertising printed on the card shows a medal from an exhibition held in 1900. This photo was produced at, or shortly after, that year. This carte de visite photograph is in very good condition (see scans)

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND HER TWO PRECIOUS CATS (PUBLISHED BY FAUVETTE)

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl. She is carrying two beautiful cats. One is peeking out of a wicker basket. This little girl is quite industrious. She is also transporting a second cat, a cloth bag, and a bouquet of flowers. She must have been so busy remembering what cargo she was taking from home that she forgot to put on her shoes. This postcard was made in France and was published by Fauvette (no.1319). The postcard was most likely published in 1913 as a closely numbered Fauvette card in the Cabinet Card Gallery collection has a 1913 postmark.   ADDENDUM: Further research reveals that the model in this postcard is most likely, Hani Reinwald, sister of popular postcard model, Grete Reinwald. Both girls became stage and film actresses.  SOLD

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STUDIO PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN HAVANA, CUBA

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young Black woman photographed at the Brent Studio in Havana, Cuba. She has a beautiful smile. There is an inscription written in Spanish on the reverse of the postcard. The stamp box on the card indicates that it was published by EKKP, a firm that existed between 1904 and 1950. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

 

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PORTRAIT OF A FEMALE ENTOMOLOGIST STUDYING BUGS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH IN THE 1920’S

The subject matter of this vintage photograph is definitely unusual. The photographer was an accomplished man outside of field of photography. The subject of this photo is a young woman studying mounted insects. On the blackboard is a drawing and the words “Musca Metamorphosis”. The drawing and the words depict the common house fly and it’s body parts. The woman is likely a biologist or an entomologist. Perhaps she is a student in one of these fields. A microscope, a tank of water, an insect mounting board, and four books can be found on the woman’s lab table. She is wearing a headband to keep her hair out of her eyes while she is working. This photograph was taken by Dr Charles S. Apgar. Apgar was born in 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Westminister College and after two years transferred to the University of Pittsburgh. Apgar attained his PhD there in 1930. He became the head of the biology department at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. In 1945. he was an associate professor of Biology and he attained full professor rank in 1947. A college year book described him as ingenious, versatile, patient, and kind. Between 1961 and 1966, he served as head of the Elizabethtown College Biology department. One source reveals that Professor Apgar was very involved in the colledge’s  academic, as well as, social activities on campus. He was viewed by many students as a role model. His wife worked in the same department as Apgar. She was a PhD biologist who earned a degree at the University of Pennsylvania. The pair were at Elizabethtown College for more than 20 years. The previous owner of this photograph reports that the photo was taken by Apgar in the 1920’s at a University of Pittsburgh lab. This interesting photograph measures about 7 1/2″ x 9 1/4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).     

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YOUNG WOMAN IN WHITE IN READING, PENNSYLVANIA

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The previous owner of this cabinet card describes the subject of this cabinet card photograph as being a “young woman devoted to spinsterhood”. The woman is further described as having a “butter wouldn’t melt expression”. This bespectacled young lady is dressed in all-white and is holding a white parasol. Her hat has feathers and seems to be preparing for flight. The photographer of this image is J. S. Fritz. The cabinet card gallery has a large collection of his photographs and to view them and to learn more about Mr. Fritz, click on the category “Photographer: Fritz (JS)”.    SOLD                                                                                                                    

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YOUNG GIRL WITH RINGLETS WEARING INTERESTING ATTIRE (EARLY CDV : 1860’s)

This carte de visite photograph features a lovely little girl wearing unusual attire. I would guess that her dress is indicative of a specific ethnic group. I do not know what ethnicity that might be. The detailed stitching on her dress is pretty. Note the striped accessory (scarf?) on the side of her dress, as well as her feathered headband. Her ringlet curls are adorable. This cdv was taken at the R. A. Lord studio in New York City. He operated his studio in the 1860’s. He photographed civil war soldiers and civil war era citizens during the conflict. A couple of his photographs are in the collection of California’s J. Paul Getty Museum. This vintage image is over 150 years old and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY SALVATION ARMY COUPLE : (1910-1930’s)

  This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely uniformed Salvation Army couple. Note the man and woman’s “S” pin worn on their collars. The woman’s wire rimmed glasses are similar to the wire rims in style today. The Salvation Army was established in 1865. It began in London, England. Today, the Christian charitable organization has 1.7 million (Salvationists) in 131 nations. The “AZO” stamp box on the reverse of this photo postcard indicates that it was published sometime between 1910 and 1930. The image is a studio photo. This postcard portrait is in excellent condition (see scans).

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