VAN NESS HOTEL : BURLINGTON VERMONT : POSTCARD : (1913)

This vintage postcard features the Van Ness Hotel, which was located in Burlington, Vermont. Also pictured are three horse drawn coaches and several pedestrians. The Van Ness opened in 1870.The brick building was on the site formerly occupied by the Howard House until it was destroyed by fire in 1867.  The Van Ness Hotel had a capacity of 400 guests. It hosted three US Presidents (William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, and Howard Taft). The Van Ness was considered “first class” and the best hotel in Burlington. The Van Ness burned down in 1951. When a new building went up on the site, it was occupied by the Howard Bank. In 2007, it became the TD Bank. The postcard has a 1913 postmark from Burlington. The card is in good condition. Note the small dent near the middle of the left edge of the front of the postcard. 

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN TROUVILLE, FRANCE (VINTAGE RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Photo Moderne studio in Trouville, France. The photographer did an excellent job in using lighting to accentuate this young lady’s beauty. SOLD 

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PRETTY FEMALE AMERICAN SOLDIER : WORLD WAR I ERA : PHOTO BY ALFRED NOYER : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman wearing the uniform of the United States Army. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer and is from the World War I era. The postcard is part of a series (No.2923).  SOLD

MAPLE LEAF SOAP : MARVEL OF PURITY : LARGE TRADE CARD

This large sized trade card is advertising Maple Leaf Soap. The ad calls the soap “a marvel of purity”. This advertising premium has vivid colors. The card measures about 4.125 x 6.375 inches.  SOLD

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BOXER : JIMMY WALSH : HASSAN CIGARETTE CARD : (1910)

This vintage tobacco card features boxer Jimmy Walsh depicted on a Cigarette Card. The card advertises Hassan “Cork Tip” Cigarettes. The advertising copy states that the brand is “The Oriental Smoke” and is the largest selling brand in America. The card was issued in 1910. Jimmy Walsh (1883-1964) was an American boxer who became the World Bantamweight Champion in 1905. He fought 64 bouts between 1902 and 1914. He was born and resided in Newton, Massachusetts. He had 33 wins (14 KO’s), 10 losses, and 20 draws. In retirement he taught boxing to the sons of two US Prsidents (Taft and T. Roosevelt).  This card measures about 2.5 x 2.75 inches. SOLD

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WEDDING COUPLE PORTRAIT : HALSTAD, MINNESOTA : O. E. FLATEN : CABINET CARD

This photographic portrait captures a lovely formally dressed couple. It is likely that this is a wedding photo. Both the man and the woman are dressed in formal clothing. In addition, the gentleman is wearing a  boutonniere while the woman is wearing a corsage. Looks like wedding attire to me. The photographer is O. E. Flaten who at the time of the photograph, had studios in Moorehead and Halstad, Minnesota; as well as in Gardner, North Dakota. Research reveals that Ole E. Flaten (1854 or 1865- 1933) was born in Vanders, Norway and emigrated to the United States. He worked as a photographer from the 1870’s through the 1920’s, retiring in 1930. This cabinet card portrait has minor edge and cornerwear and is in very good condition (see scans).

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FATHER AND YOUNG SON : TOY SCOOTER : ANTOING, BELGIUM : RPPC

This vintage scalloped edge real photo postcard a father and son. The young boy is holding on to his toy scooter. The child doesn’t look pleased about having his photo taken while his father looks deep in thought. This photograph was taken at the studio of G. Berteloit in Antoing, Belgium. (SOLD)

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A YOUNG BOY AND GIRL ATOP A DONKEY (1910-1930) RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a young boy and girl riding a donkey. Pardon my lack of equine knowledge; perhaps the donkey is actually a mule or burro. Both children are smiling and apparently having a good time. It is likely that the pair are siblings. The sister is riding side-saddle. I believe the donkey is actually a late donkey. It was not unusual to have subjects pose with a taxidermied animal for their studio photograph. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that it was published between 1910 and 1930. This vintage postcard has a crease in it’s lower right hand quadrant. It is in fair condition and priced accordingly. See Scans

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME GROOM AND HIS PRETTY FLAPPER STYLE BRIDE (RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young bride and groom posing for their wedding photograph. They are an attractive couple and are very well dressed. In fact, both the bride and groom are holding formal white gloves. The attractive bride is dressed in  a “flapper style” wedding dress.The postcard is unused and clearly once resided in a photo album (evident from the black residue which was once part of the pages of the album). The postcard is from an unknown studio and is of the scalloped variety. It is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN IDENTIFIED PRETTY WOMAN IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (1889)

This cabinet card features a smartly dressed young woman posting for her portrait at the Orgill Studio in Hartford, Connecticut. She has bright eyes and curly hair. She is wearing a necklace with a locket. An inscription on the reverse of this photograph indicates that the photo was taken in 1890 and that the woman’s name appears to be “Alfrida Danielson”. SOLD

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