ALICE LUELLA FIDLER : AMERICAN GIRL NO. 36 : PRETTY WOMAN : EDWARD GROSS

This antique postcard features a pretty young woman. The artist is Alice Luella Fidler (1883-?). The card is part of the American Girl series (no.36). In the early twentieth century, Alice and her two sisters, Pearle Eugenia Fidler LeMunyan (1880-?), and Elsie Catherine Fidler (1892-?); specialized in creating drawings of beautiful girls and women. In addition to “American Girl” they produced series entitled “Glamour Girl” and “College Lad and Lassie”. They were wonderful illustrators and most of their drawings were published as postcards. This postcard was published by Edward Gross. The publishing firm was located in New York. (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF FRENCH WRESTLER OR BOXER : 1920’S : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a boxer, or possibly a wrestler, in a fighting pose. He is not wearing any boxing gloves which leads me to believe that he is more likely a wrestler. One thing is certain; I know that he is not a UFC fighter. The boxer is unidentified. The postcard is likely from France, since similar boxing postcards in my collection are from that nation. This postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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HIGH SCHOOL IN LOGAN, IOWA : OLD SCHOOL BUSES AND AUTOMOBILES

This vintage real photo postcard features a high school in Logan, Iowa. The photograph also features two old school buses and two vintage automobiles.  (SOLD)

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SISTERLY LOVE IN MEDFORD, WISCONSIN ANGELIC EYES VINTAGE PHOTO

This portrait of two sisters is by Edward Dare of Medford, Wisconsin. The reverse of the card has the following inscription. “This is my only sister. She was 3 years old this 1st of February last.” The inscription is signed “Caroline to Grace”. The sisters in this photograph have beautiful angelic faces. This vintage photograph measures about 3.25 x 5 inches. The photo has minor edge and corner wear and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT : ANTHONY TROLLOPE : NOVELIST: PHOTO BY NAPOLEON SARONY

This carte de visite portrait features British author, Anthony Trollope (1815-1882). He has been described as “one of the most successful, prolific and respected novelists of the Victorian era. His best known work was a series of novels known as the “Chronicles of Barsetshire”. He also wrote novels revolving around political, social and gender issues. This cdv’s photograph of Trollope was taken by Napoleon Sarony. Sarony was a celebrated and talented celebrity photographer based in New York City. (SOLD)

TWO ELEGANTLY DRESSED MEN : DANDIES : FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card features two elegantly dressed young men posing for their portrait at a studio belonging to Mrs W. A. Robinson. She was a noted artistic photographer who opened a studio in 1889 at the Manhattan address listed on this cabinet card. She later moved to 2320 Third Avenue. She regularly exhibited at the American Institute and won a number of medals. Mrs. Robinson’s husband, William A. Robinson was a prominent photographer in New York City and Chicago. He was partners with Alfred J. Roe. (SOLD)

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A SOLDIER AND HIS FAMILY IN BREST, FRANCE

This vintage real photo postcard features a uniformed soldier and his family. He is wearing a pin with the number “253” on his collar. This likely indicates that he was in the 253rd regiment. Note the wrapping around the bottom of his pant legs. I wonder about the purpose of the wrap. The soldier’s wife looks almost out of the photo. She is stiff and and looks disconnected from her son and husband. The soldier’s son is wearing a navy style shirt. The soldier looks intense but proud. “Photo Pierre” is the name of the studio that produced this postcard. The photographer was located in Brest, France. SOLD

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MEATY FLEURON : POSTCARD QUEEN : DANCE HALL STAR : PHOTO BY ORICELLY

This vintage real photo postcard features Meaty Fleuron, a dancehall artist from the Belle Epoque era. Meaty was a singer and a dancer. She was one of the “Postcard Queens” popular at the turn of the century. In other words, she was a prolific postcard model. She made her debut at the European Concert hall in 1895. She is noted for appearing in “swimsuit roles”. Her sister, Lise Fleuron was also a performer. This postcard was published by LF Co. which I believe, but am not certain, is Labouene Freres. Miss Fleuron was photographed by the Oricelly studio for this postcard. Oricelly was based in Paris, France. This postcard has corner wear and is in overall good condition (See Scans).

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G. W. GAIL & AX’S NAVY LONG CUT TOBACCO CARD : PRETTY ACTRESS : ANTIQUE

This antique tobacco card was issued by G. A. Navy Long Cut Tobacco company. The card was given to customers as a premium when they bought the company’s tobacco. Featured on the card was a photograph of an actress of that era.  SOLD

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INDIAN PUNDITS : TRINIDAD : HINDUISM : RPPC (c 1930’s)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of “Indian Pundits” in Trinidad. A pundit is “a man with specialized knowledge or a teacher of any field of knowledge in Hinduism”. Today, as we see on the major cable news networks, a pundit is an expert in any specific area of knowledge. It is interesting to note that Hinduism is the second largest religion in Trinidad and Tobago. This ethnographic postcard is part of a series (no.400). The photo on this postcard was taken in 1931 and the card itself dates back to the 1930’s.  SOLD

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