PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WEARING A LARGE BOW IN HER HAIR

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a beautiful young woman. She is well dressed and her ensemble includes strings of pearls as well as a very large hair bow. What is the purpose of the hair bow. I believe that this hair accessory communicates youth and innocence, resulting in increased attractiveness of the model. On the subject of models, the pretty woman seen in this photograph may be the same model photographed in another postcard in the Cabinet Card Gallery collection. You can see the postcard below. What do you think? The card seen above is color tinted and from the early 1900’s. This vintage portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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Is this model the same model seen in the portrait postcard above? (This Raphael Tuck postcard is not for sale)
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BABY IN A BASKET : COLLIE WITH A DOGHOUSE AND BOWL : RPPC (1900’S)

This vintage real photo postcard features a darling photograph of a baby on a blanket in a basket. Sitting beside the child, is a beautiful collie (or border collie). Note the wooden doghouse and the dog’s water bowl. The postcard was published by the Regent Publishing company as part of the “Bromide” series. The firm was located in London, England. The postcard is color tinted. The card was printed in France. The postcard dates back to the 1900’s. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PHOTO OF GERMAN “FLYING BOAT” OF THE 1920’S : THE DORNIER SUPERWAL

This vintage real photo postcard features the Dornier Superwal. Dornier is the name of the manufacturer. This German plane was four engine flying boat airliner of the 1920’s. The plane carried nineteen passengers in it’s two cabins. The plane was part of the fleets of both Luft Hansa (German Airline) and the Italian Airline, Societa Anonima Navigazione Aerea (SANA). This postcard serves as an advertisement for SANA. The plane was also used by the military of Spain.There is a model of this plane exhibited at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.. SOLD

CHARLES LINDBERGH : AVIATOR : SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS : NEW YORK TO PARIS : OUR HERO : 1927

This vintage real photo postcard features a photo of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) and his airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. He flew the plane on his famous 1927 flight between New York and Paris. Lindbergh’s solo nonstop flight covered 3600 miles in 33 1/2 hours. Lindbergh was also well known for the tragic kidnapping and murder of his son in 1932, his anti semitic views, and his non interventionist stance before World War II. This card was published by P & A. The postcard is in fair condition. SOLD

TWO HANDSOME YOUNG MEN WEARING CAPS

 

This vintage real photo postcard features two handsome young men wearing caps. They are sporting a “dressy casual” look as seen by their open at the top shirts and their collars draping over the lapels of their sport jackets. Writing on the reverse of the photograph reveals that one of the boy’s names is Andre. Unfortunately I am unable to decipher the handwriting to uncover his last name. The writing also appears to include the year that the photograph was taken,  “1942-1943”. This postcard falls in the rare category, it comes from a private studio, had very limited production, is in very good condition,  and has great clarity.

 

 

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DAPPER & HANDSOME : SAMUEL E. LEIBOWITZ : PLAID SUIT & BOWLER HAT : JEWISH AMERICAN HISTORY

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome young man named Samuel E. Leibowitz. He is certainly a dandy. Note his bowler hat, wide shirt collar, and his plaid suit. Samuel must have been happy about his appearance in this photograph. He was proud enough to send it to his friend, Louis Schwartz. This postcard brings up a lot of questions. What was Samuel Leibowitz’s story? Who was he and where was he ? What was his relationship to Louis Schwartz? Were Leibowitz and Schwartz recent immigrants to the United States? This postcard offers a glimpse into (presumably) Jewish American history. The Velox stamp box on the reverse of this photo postcard indicates that this postcard dates back to sometime between 1907 and 1914. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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KARINA AND HER DOG : PREMIERE BALLET DANCER AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE : LONDON

Karina. She was celebrity enough to use only her first name. More modern performers who are recognized by just one name include Elvis, Madonna, and Adele. Who was Karina? As the caption on the postcard asserts, Karina was the premiere dancer at the Royal Opera House and the founder of Madame Karina’s Royal School of Dancing. The school was under the patronage of Queen Alexandra (of Denmark). The Queen was a staunch supporter of the opera ballet from 1913 through the 1920’s.  Karina was Danish and active in the 1910’s and 1920’s. Two portraits of Karina can be found in Great Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. The photograph seen on this postcard was taken by the esteemed studio of Elliott & Fry. This Victorian photographic studio and photographic film manufacturer was founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott and Clarence Edmund Fry. For an entire century the studio took and published images of leading Victorian luminaries from the fields of science, public service, art, politics, as well as celebrities of the day. This vintage real photo postcard has some corner and edge wear and is in overall very good condition (see scans).

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PINUP BLOTTER : THE CONTINENTAL DOOR COMPANY : SLOCUM : 1938 : FOND DU LAC, WISCONSIN

This vintage unused blotter features pinup art by Russell Slocum. The pretty pinup is holding skis and ski poles. This is a calendar blotter from December 1938. The blotter advertises “The Combination Door Company. The firm was located in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. The Combination Door Company is a fifth generation family-owned business. It was founded in 1912 and remains in business today. The publisher of this blotter is Brown & Bigelow (no.38132). The publisher was based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The blotter measures about 4″ x 9” and is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

PORTRAIT OF A SOMBER OLD COUPLE : CIVIL WAR VETERAN : 13TH IOWA INFANTRY

This photograph features an interesting looking older couple. The husband stands in the background with a sullen expression while the wife, appearing quite intense, stands in the forefront. One wonders if the positioning in this image reflects their respective roles in their relationship. Written notations on the reverse of this photograph reveals that the subjects in the image are “Barclay and Sarah George”. The photo is dated “1900”. No photographer or location is indicated but research quickly discovered that this couple resided in Tonganoxie, Kansas at the time this photograph was produced. The 1900 Federal census revealed that Barclay  was born in Indiana in 1839, making him 60 years old at the time of this photograph. He had one parent that was born in Virginia while the other hailed from North Carolina. Sarah George was born in 1846 in Indiana, making her 53 years old when this picture was taken. Her parents were native to North Carolina. The couple was married in 1863. The 1895 and Kansas census reported that the pair still lived in Tonganoxie on their farm and had two teenage children. The 1905 Kansas census also found them residing in Tonganoxie. Further research revealed that Barclay was a participant in the War Between the States. He served in the 13th Iowa Infantry (Company B). Sarah filed for Barclay’s civil war pension in 1898 stating that he had become an “invalid”. In 1923 she filed for his pension upon his death. She made the death claim while living in Texas. Barclay George (1839-1923) is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Pampa, Texas. An interesting side note concerns the origin of the name of “Tonganoxie”. “Tonganoxie” was the name of the chief of the Delaware tribe that occupied the area. The town was established in 1866. This vintage photo measures about 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans). 

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YOUNG GIRL WEAVING : INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF QUIPONGO, ANGOLA : COLONIAL AFRICA

This vintage real photo postcard features a young girl occupied with her weaving. She is wearing traditional native clothing as well as traditional jewelry. This portrait postcard is from 1934. The photograph was taken in Quipungo, located in Cuanza Sul, Angola. The card is from a series aimed at exhibiting Colonial Portuguese Africa (no. 140 “The Indigenous People of Quipungo). The postcard was postmarked in 1934 in Torres Vedras, Portugal. The card is addressed to a doctor in that municipality. Note the bent corner (lower left). The postcard is in overall very good condition (see scans). 

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