PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL FRENCH MODEL : A FASHIONISTA OF THE BELLE EPOQUE ERA

This vintage real photo French postcard features a pretty model with sultry eyes. She is clearly a fashionista from the Belle Epoque era. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A FASHIONABLE CURLY HAIRED YOUNG CHILD IN NEW YORK CITY

This photograph of a young child is from the studio of Professor David Ehrlich of New York City. The child is beautifully dressed and is holding a toy in his left hand and standing beside a chair with a toy ball on the seat. A sketch of Prof. Ehrlich and a sketch of his studio can be found on the reverse of the photograph (see scan below). The author of the blog, “Cabinet Card Photographers”, has researched Professor Ehrlich. It was found that Mr. Ehrlich had a photo studio at 160 East 66th Street between 1892 and 1902. In 1902, he appears to have moved his studio to 157 East 75th Street. He made a number of moves after that. He is last listed as a photographer in a 1913 business directory. He then switched professions and became a music teacher. The Professor must have possessed a strong drive to teach. While a photographer, he gave photography lessons to the public. It seems that he truly earned the title of “Professor”. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A STUDIOUS YOUNG MAN IN PWLLHELI, WALES

This carte de visite portrait features a well dressed young man holding a book and flanked by a faux bookcase. The subject appears to be in his teenage years. The photographer of this cdv is Benjamin R. Edwards. His studio was located in Pwllheli, Wales. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFULLY DRESSED LITTLE GIRL IN ST. GILLES, BELGIUM

This carte de visite portrait features a well dressed young girl holding a long rolled piece of paper. Is it a graduation certificate? She was photographed by the Family Photo studio located in St. Gilles, Belgium. The community of St. Gilles is a municipality located in the Brussels capital region. There is also a St. Gilles in France. However, that French community is named “St. Gilles-du-Gard” and is located in southern France. This cdv has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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FIVE PORTRAITS OF PRETTY EUROPEAN STAGE ACTRESS LIANE HAID

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These vintage real photo postcards features European film star Liane Haid (1895-2000). In the top postcard she poses holding a tennis racket and wearing a hair band to keep her hair out of her eyes. She is quite beautiful but how can we interpret her facial expression. To me, it looks like she is rolling her eyes as if she is bothered by something. Who is Liane Haid? She was born in Vienna, Austria and received training in both dance and singing. She gained the nickname of “Sweet Viennese Girl”. Haid was a prima ballerina, dancer, singer and stage actress. She worked in Budapest and Vienna as a dancer. Her stage career was mostly in Berlin and Vienna. She became a popular pin-up star through the 1920’s and 1930’s. Her first movie role was in a World War I propaganda film. She was employed by UFA and appeared in a number of comedy films  alongside other movie stars including Willi Forst, Bruno Kastner, and Georg Alexander. UFA was a major German Film producer and distributor that operated between 1917 through the end of World War II. Liane Haid refused a number of Hollywood offers but in 1942, she escaped Nazi Germany and went to Switzerland according to Wikipedia, “because of the regime, because everything was bombed, and because all the good directors had left”. Soon thereafter she got married and retired from films. She was married three times. The IMDB web site states that she has 92 film credits from 1915 through 1953. Notable films include “Lady Hamilton” (1921), “Lucrezia Borgia” (1926), and “The Song is Ended” (1930). The photographer of this terrific image was Alexander Binder (1888-1929). He had the largest photo studio in Europe during the late 1920’s and the 1930’s. Many of his entertainment star portraits appear on Ross Verlag postards. It is thought that Binder was of Swiss origin. He was of the Jewish faith. He studied engineering but did not complete his studies. From 1908 to 1910 he studied photography at a school in Munich, Germany. After the completion of his photography studies, he went to Berlin and in 1913 opened his first photography studio. Before long, he became one of the premier photographers in Berlin.  He primarily focussed on fashion and celebrity photography. Since Berlin was the capital of the European film industry, Binder photographed all the stars of the European film industry including, Lilian Harvey, Conrad Veidt, and Lya De Putti. Many of his images were used in popular film portrait postcards. His photographs could be seen in postcards published by Ross Verlag and Photochemie. Binder died in 1929 but new photo cards bearing his signature continued to be published until 1937. It is thought that the real photographer of these new postcards was Hubs Floeter (1910-1974) who was employed at the studio as an operator. The studio continued to be owned by Binder’s widow, Mrs. Binder Alleman and their two daughters. The studio was managed by the Jewish Elisabeth Baroness Vonhedlis Stengel who was later deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. In 1938 the Nazi’s closed Binder’s studio and it was later taken over by an Aryan photographer, Karl Ludwig Haenchen . Haenchen continued to produce celebrity portraits for postcards. His publishers included Film-Foto-Verlag. After World War II the studio was taken over by the Hasse und Wiese company.               

 The second vintage postcard portrait of Miss Haid was also the work of Alexander Binder. The actress looks beautiful in her art deco lace headdress. Her eyes can be described as spell binding. The postcard was published by Germany’s Ross Verlag and is part of a series (no. 544/4). Also credited for this photograph is “Micco Film”. Before working for Micco Film, Haid was employed by Kunstfilm. She was very successful working for the company but in 1920 she sued the company for physically exploiting her (placing her in dangerous situations) and for making her financially responsible for her own makeup and costuming. Haid’s husband, industrialist Fritz  von Haymerle, built her a studio (Micco-Film) in Vienna to further promote her career.                         

 The third real photo postcard, seen above, was produced by publisher Ross Verlag (Berlin). Once again, Liane Haid appears beautiful in her portrait. The photograph was taken by the Ring studio in Vienna, Austria. A logo for Micco-Film appears in the lower right hand corner of the postcard.  SOLD                                                                                      

Postcard 4 is a vintage real photo postcard featuring  a young and long haired Liane Haid. She is flashing a very sweet smile. The postcard was published by Ross Verlag of Berlin, Germany. It is part of a series (No. 528/2). Miss Haid was photographed by Frieda Riess (1890-1955?), a female Berlin photographer. One of her photographs can be found in Great Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. The postcard has the logo for Micco-Film in the bottom right hand corner and is postmarked 1929. The card was mailed from Denmark to Estonia.  SOLD   

Postcard 5 features a vintage real photo of Miss Haid. As usual, she looks quite pretty. The actress is flashing a lovely smile. She is wearing a string of pearls and a hair band. This photograph was taken by the talented and prolific celebrity photographer, Alexander Binder. The postcard was published by Ross Verlag (Berlin) as part of a series (no. 545/1). The logo for Micco-Film can be seen on the bottom right hand corner of the postcard. The card was postmarked in 1925 and is in very good condition (see scans).                      

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL WEARING TRADITIONAL CLOTHING (PORTUGAL / BRAZIL)

This vintage photograph features a beautiful young Portuguese or Brazilian girl wearing traditional clothing. Her dress is very detailed and pretty. She is well accessorized. Her jewelry includes a number of necklaces and a ring. I find her head covering fascinating and unusual. The writing on the reverse of this photograph is Portuguese. It is written that this girl’s name is “Maria Amelia Porto” and that the photo was taken in either 1910 or 1916. An illegibility issue does not allow distinguishing which of the two years are written. This lovely portrait has been trimmed and is in very good condition (see scans).

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WORLD WAR 1 MEDICS : A GROUP PORTRAIT

I could really use some help here. Who are these men? Which branch of the military are they from? What nation’s armed services do they serve in? The previous owner of this vintage real photo postcard stated that the men seen in this image are a group of World War 1 medics. I can not confirm his statement, but it is true, that the soldier sitting in the middle of the bottom row, has red cross patches on both of his upper sleeves. At least this man, seems to be in a medical unit. Another clue might be the observation that the gentleman, third from the left in the top row, appears to be wearing a World War 1 era uniform. Speaking of uniforms, why is it that all eight of the men wearing badges on their hats, have different badges. These men’s uniforms are certainly not uniform. I am eager to hear cabinet card gallery visitors opinions about the identity of this military group. This postcard is postally unused, has excellent clarity, and is in very good condition (see scans).

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CLOSE-UP PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN (ITALIAN RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features a close-up portrait of a pretty young woman. She is a roaring twenties flapper with beautiful eyes. The woman is wearing pearls/beads and a corsage. This portrait postcard is published by Fotocelere (Compagnia Fotocelere) as part of a series (no.1273/2). The firm was located in Turin, Italy. The company also had satellites outside of Italy. It was a photography studio and graphic art and silver bromide photographic printing company. It was founded in 1908. This postcard is from the 1920’s and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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GRETE WEIXLER : ADORABLE AND VIVACIOUS GERMAN STAGE ACTRESS

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   Postcard 1 features Miss Weixler at a younger age than postcard 2. The image shows Grete in her night clothes and holding a teddy bear in her left hand. A second stuffed animal lies near her feet. Note Grete’s long braided hair, worn over the front of her left shoulder. This image was created at the Helga Schmitt studio which had two locations in Germany (Wehl and Friedenau). The postcard was published by Photochemie, a firm located in Berlin. The card is part of a series (No 1506). The message on the reverse of the postcard indicates that it was written in 1917. Miss Weixler was about 17 years-old when this photograph was taken.  This vintage real photo postcard in in very good condition (see scans).         

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Postcard 2  features German silent film actress, Grete Weixler (1900-1921). She appears to be quite young in this photograph; possibly in her teenage years. Grete has the appearance of a cute and vivacious young woman. She was the younger sister of actress Dorrit Weixler (1892-1916). Her grandfather was a successful actor in Hungary. She made her film debut in 1915 in a film directed by Franz Hofer, who was married to her sister Dorrit. In an interview, Grete described the different type of roles that she played in comparison to her sister. She states that Dorrit specialized in playing child-like young woman who “know nothing but know everything”. She added that Dorritt had “a shade of humor”. On the other hand, Grete asserts that she herself was drawn to more “serious” roles. Dorrit had a tragic life. She became addicted to morphine and died from suicide in 1916. In addition to acting in film, Grete was also a theatre actress. Her last film was the “The Daughter of the Seduced”. The IMDb reports that Grete appeared in 37 films between 1915 through 1921. The stamp box of this postcard has an interesting story. “NBC” (Neue Bromsilber Convention) was a price cartel established in 1909 that continued until the 1930’s. The purpose of the cartel was to ensure that the minimum price charged for postcards was kept at a sufficiently profitable level. A number of postcard publishing companies joined the cartel in an effort to stave off the effect of competition on the pricing of postcards. This postcard is part of a series (no. 121/2). The logo for the motion picture company “Film Sterne” can be seen in the lower left hand corner of the postcard. The photo studio that took this photograph was Becker & Maas. The firm was located in Berlin, Germany. This portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).                                                                   

                                                    

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PORTRAIT OF THREE SERIOUS SIBLINGS : ONE SIBLING HAS VERY LONG HAIR

This cabinet card portrait features what appears to be three siblings. The older two sibs are obviously young woman and the youngest is likely a girl because she is wearing a necklace.. Their identities are unknown as is the photographer and the location of the studio. The threesome are well dressed and displaying serious expressions. The two oldest girls are wearing crosses. Note the long hair worn draped over the shoulder of the sister in the far right of the photograph. This cabinet card has been trimmed to fit into a frame. It is in good condition (see scans).

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