NANCY ALWYN : PRETTY ACTRESS : UNCOMMON RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features theater actress, Miss Nancy Alwyn. There not much easily accessible information about this actress. Although her photograph appears in a number of cigarette card series, it is difficult to find another Nancy Alwyn postcard. Alwyn cards are certainly uncommon. The only Alwyn cards on ebay at the moment are this one and another. I am the seller for both of them.  Miss Alwyn’s photo portrait was taken by James H. Jamieson. This postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (No. 11548 C).  (SOLD)

ANDREE MEGARD : FRENCH ACTRESS AND STAGE BEAUTY : PHOTO BY REUTLINGER : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of French actress and stage beauty, Andree Megard (1869-1952). She was born in France. Her parents were “well-off peasents” . At some point, her parents sent her to an Aunt to work in the aunt’s dry goods store. At fifteen years of age, she ran away to Paris. At first, she worked  as an artist model. From 1896 to 1925, she appeared on the Paris stage in such works as Shakespeare and plays directed by her husband, Firmin Gemier. In 1913, while playing in Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, she had an affair with Rostand. In 1907, she starred in “Anna Karenina”. In 1909, she appeared in a silent film. Megard was viewed as representing the highest echelon of fashion and beauty.   She was considered “tall, graceful, and distinguished looking”. The international public monitored her hairstyle, and her costumes very closely. She was the subject of many magazine and newspaper articles. The portrait of Miss Megard seen on this postcard was taken by Leopold Reutlinger’s studio in Paris, France. It is part of a series (no.2268). Reutlinger was a very popular celebrity photographer. This vintage postcard portrait is in good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE TODDLER POSING IN A WHEELBARROW : CARTE de VISITE : LA CHATRE, FRANCE

This carte de visite portrait features a sweet looking baby sitting in a wheelbarow. This wide-eyed child has a beautiful smile. The photographer of this cdv image was Lucien Pouget (1876-1915). He began his career as a luthier (maker of stringed instruments). Pouget worked as a photographer for about 15 years. His studio was on avenue de la Gare in La Chatre, France. In World War I, he became a Private in the 276th Infanry Regiment. His time in the service lasted only seven months. He was killed in the war in 1915. His wife, Marie Pouget succeeded her husband in his photography business. The business was still operating in 1936. This cdv has some edgewear and remnant of tape on the top of the reverse of the image. It is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN LONDON, ENGLAND

An adorable little girl poses for her portrait at the studio of R. J. Wood in Brockley, England. Brockley is a district of south London.The studio was located opposite Whickham Road. The charming curly haired child is wearing a fancy dress and a necklace. The image shows a girl with lots of personality and a winning smile. Be sure to note the two dolls that are sharing the chair with this bubbly little girl. This cabinet card has some cornerwear and is in overall very good condition (see scans).

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FASHIONABLE LADY IN HAVERHILL, MASSACHUSETTS : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card features a side view portrait of nicely dressed woman in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The photographer is Dexter B. Vickery. He was born in 1840 and was the son of a farmer. By the time he was nineteen years old he had become a daguerreon artist in Lowell, Massachusetts. At the time of the 1870 US census, he was working in Haverhill and married to Julia Vickery. He is also listed in the 1880 US census as a photographer. The 1869 Haverhill directory lists Vickery’s studio as being located at 37 Merrimack Street. This cabinet card has some minor cornerwear and is in overall very good condition (see scans).

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CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT OF HANDSOME WIELL DRESSED YOUNG MAN : LEWISTON, MAINE

This carte de visite portrait features a handsome well dressed young man. The cdv photograph was taken by William Emmons Greenleaf Worthley (1836-1901). He operated a photo studio in Lewiston, Maine. He had worked previously in Yarmouth and Brunswick, Maine. This photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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SOUTH AFRICAN FOOTBALL TEAM :D. MORKEL : TADDY & CO. : CIGARETTE CARD : (1906-7)

This vintage tobacco card features D. Morkel, a player on the 1906-7 South African Football team. The card advertises “Grapnel” pipe tobacco for Taddy & Co.. The firm was located in London, England. James Taddy & Co. was founded in 1740 and by the end of the 19th century, the company was one of the most important British tobacco companies. It first produced citgarette cards in 1897. The company closed down in 1920 as a result of a labor strike by it’s tobacco workers. The photograph of Mr. Morkel, seen on this card,  was taken by Scott & Co.. This tobacco card has a few stains on it’s middle right side border. The card is in overall good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF THREE ADORABLE CHILDREN : SIBLINGS : NAPOLI, ITALY : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features three a portrait of three young siblings. The children are adorable. Note that the boy in the image is wearing a sailor suit. This photograph was taken at a studio in Naples, Italy. The postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER AND THREE DAUGHTERS : WITH LONG LONG HAIR : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a family of four posing for their portrait at an unidentified photo studio. Mom is wearing a dark dress with a veil. Is she in mourning? Note the length of the two oldest daughters hair. Their hair is quite long. to say the least. This cabinet card was found in a shop near Bethel, New York. The photo is from the earliest part of the cabinet card era. My hypothesis is that the photo dates back to sometime between the 1860’s and early to mid 1870’s. SOLD

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WELL DRESSED MAN POSING IN FAUX GARDEN : PORTLAND OREGON : CYKO : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a well dressed gentleman sitting in a photo studio’s faux garden. The photograph was taken at the Cal Calvert “10 Minute” Mazeograph Studio. The logo on the reverse of the card labels Mr Calvert as the “Postcard Man”. The gallery was located in Portland, Oregon. The stamp box on this postcard reveals that it was published by Cyko. (SOLD)

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