BOY RIDES DONKEY : SMILING EAR TO EAR (RPPC 1900’s OR 1910’s)

This vintage real photo postcard provides a “feel good” impact on it’s viewers. A young well-dressed boy rides a tired looking donkey and he is wearing a smile that extends from ear to ear. He seems to be having the time of his life and his smile is infectious. A nice smile serves people well in life. Marilyn Monroe must have been in agreement about the importance of smiling when she said “A smile is the best makup any girl can wear”. Note that the donkey has a pennant hanging on his forehead. The pennant has “Illinois” printed on it. We can probably posit that this photo was taken in the “Land of Lincoln” (Illinois). This postcard has an “AZO” stamp box indicating that it was produced sometime between 1904 and 1918. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME AND STYLISH TOP HATTED DANDY IN MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

The gentleman featured in this cabinet card portrait is truly a dandy.  Like the definition of “dandy”, he appears to place much importance on physical appearance, good grooming, and fashion. Dandies tended to use refined language and engage in leisurely hobbies.  Another supposed characteristic of dandies is that although they exhibit an appearance of nonchalance, they were actually very self absorbed. The gentleman seen in this photograph is handsome, fashionable, and well groomed. Note his top hat. The photographer of this image is A. R. Fowler. He operated a studio in Meadville, Pennsylvania. This cabinet card has gold beveled edges, excellent clarity, and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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EARLY CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT OF AN OLDER WOMAN IN HARROGATE, ENGLAND

This carte de visite portrait features an older woman wearing a big dress accented with lace. This photograph is from the early phase of the cdv era. The photograph was taken by the T & J Holroyd studio located at the Esplanade House, in Harrogate, England. The Holroyd studio was operated by Thomas Holroyd (1822- ?) and James Holroyd (1827-?). Preliminary research revealed little about the pair. One source reported that the studio was active between 1866 and 1872. This photograph is has a chip on the left side of the top border but is in otherwise good condition (see scans).

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