PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a fashionable pretty young woman. This photograph was taken at a studio belonging to James H. Clark. The studio was located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is listed as a photographer in Indianapolis directories from 1889 through 1900. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A FORLORN CARPATHIAN MAN IN THE UKRAINE

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carpathian 1             This vintage real photo postcard features a Carpathian man seated on a fence, somewhere in the UKRAINE. The gentleman appears contemplative and forlorn.  He has a most captivating  face. My impression is that he has seen a lot of hardship in his lifetime. The Carpathian region is a historic area in the border between Central and Eastern Europe. Most of the region is located in Ukraine’s Zakarpattia Oblast. Smaller parts of the Carpathian territory are in Poland and Slovakia. Before World War I most of this region was part of Hungary. After the war it became part of Czechoslovakia. The people of the Carpathian area are ethnically diverse. They are primarily Ukraninian, Rusyn, Lemko, Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Bulgarian, and Russian. This vintage real photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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LIGHTSHIP : TONGUE : UK : THAMES ESTUARY : (LIS CLASS) : RPPC : 1930’s

This vintage real photo postcard features a British lightship named “Tongue”. The lightship was stationed in the Thames Estuary, 8 miles North of Margate. Lightships are ships that are employed as a substitute for a lighthouse. The need for lightships is that some waters are too deep or have other problems that interfere with lighthouse construction. This postcard was published by A.H. & S. in their “Paragon Series” (no. M.90). The publisher was located in Margate. This ship postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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MARIE LOUISE DERVAL : PERFORMER : PICASSO MODEL : PHOTO BY PAUL BOYER

This vintage real photo postcard features performer, M Louise Derval. Miss Derval looks pretty and fashionable. Note her elegant green gown, large fancy hat, long necklace, and small coin purse. Pablo Picasso drew a pen and brush portrait of Derval. It was one of four illustrations of Paris Entertainers drawn from sketches made in Paris theaters and cabarets. The portrait drawn in 1901, is now in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. This postcard was published by S.I.P. as part of a series (no.1305). Miss Derval’s photo portrait was taken by the well known celebrity photographer, Paul Boyer. His studio was located in Paris, France. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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FOUR ADORABLE SIBLINGS : FLATEN : MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA : CABINET CARD

This photographic portrait captures four very cute kids dressed in adorable clothing. Plaids, ruffles and bows abound. The image is crystal clear. 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 operated studios in Northfield, Moorehead, and Halstad, Minnesota. 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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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL : FANCY DOLL : TOY : GENOA, ITALY : REAL PHOTO POSTCARD

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl sitting on a cushion alongside her fancy dressed doll. Note the girl’s cute hair bow.  It appears that she doesn’t know what to make of her experience at the photo studio. This exlempary postcard portrait was taken at the Calosso studio in Genoa, Italy. The photographers stamp can be seen in the bottom right hand corner of the image. This postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY WOMAN TENNIS PLAYER : RED HEAD : GREAT SMILE : P.C. PARIS : RPPC

This vintage postcard features a pretty red headed woman tennis player. She is holding a racquet in one hand and a tennis ball in the other hand. Note her tennis outfit. One would have a hard time guessing that she was wearing a tennis dress, but that was typical tennis fashion during the era that this postcard was published. The message on the postcard is in Spanish and from Pepita to Antonia. The message was written in 1920.  I have made an attempt to translate it. The message appears to state, “everyone wishes you a sea of happiness”. This postcard was published by P.C. Paris and the card is in good condition (see scans).

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INK BLOTTER : RISQUE CHEESE CAKE PIN-UP : THE ABLE SUPPLY GIRL : K. O. MUNSON

This vintage ink blotter advertises the Able Supply Company. Well known pin-up artist, K O Munson, did the artwork for this risque cheese cake advertising blotter. This blotter was likely published by Brown & Bigelow. This blotter was found in a group of other risque Able Supply blotters that credited Brown & Bigelow as their publishers.  The publishing firm was founded in 1896 and it still exists today. It is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This blotter has issues. It’s top edge is significantly crimped. It’s bottom edge may have been trimmed. (See scans).The blotter is in overall fair condition. The ink blotter measures about 3 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ and dates back to the 1950’s.  (SOLD)

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THREE MEN IN A FAUX PLANE : NOVELTY STUDIO RPPC : BRICKFIELD HILL : AUSTRALIA

This vintage real photo postcard features three affectionate well dressed  men sitting in a faux airplane flying over a painted ocean. This novelty real photo postcard was produced by the Crystal Palace studio which was located in Brickfield Hill, Sydney, Australia. There is an amusing message on this postcard. Harry writes to Lucy and that she should tell Ben to get lots of booze for a planned get-together. He adds “we all like a little draft of whiskey”. He also asks her how she enjoyed her first “motor ride”. In the message, Harry descibes his flight on the pictured “airship” as if it was a real plane.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF AN ATTRACTIVE FASHONABLE COUPLE : WOMAN HOLDS CABINET CARD

This is an interesting cabinet because of the way that this couple is posing for their portrait. It is unusual to see a a woman sitting on the floor while posing for a cabinet card photograph. It is also not typical to see a woman sitting at the feet of a man in cabinet card images. The subjects of this photograph may be married, or perhaps, they are brother and sister.  The couple is nicely dressed and the woman is holding a photograph of a man. The backdrop is high quality.  There is no identifying information about the two individuals in the image or about the photographer. This cabinet card portrait is in excellent condition (see scans).

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