ADORABLE LITTLE BOY POSES FOR HIS PORTRAIT IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (VINTAGE RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features a well dressed adorable little boy posing for his portrait at the Hunter, Tuppen Company Studio in Syracuse, New York. The boy is well groomed and wearing a striped shirt and a bow. The lad is identified on the reverse of the postcard and the inscription states that he was five years old at the time of this photograph. The postcard was manufactured by AZO between 1904 and 1918. The postcard is in good condition (note the crease on the bottom left hand corner of the card). (SOLD)

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF FRANCE : L’YONNE PROVINCE : PHOTO BY JEAN AGELOU

This vintage real photo postcard is part of a series named “Les Plus Belles Femmes de France” (The Most Beautiful Women of France). This series is about the Provinces of France, and the model for this image represents L’ Yonne. Note that the woman in this photograph is wearing a pretty smile. This postcard is no. 34 in the series. There were a number of different series published. The Province series was one of the more popular series. The models in this series represent different French Provinces and wear traditional clothing from that particular area of the country. This postcard was published by well known photographer Alfred Noyer. The celebrated photographer supervised a large photo studio in Paris. The Noyer Studio operated from 1910 until the 1940’s.  Many of the postcards he produced of women were nudes or risque images.The photographer of this postcard portrait is Jean Agelou (1878-1921). Agelou was a French photographer of the 1910’s and 1920’s who is best known for his erotic and nude photographs. He was born in Egypt and not much is known about his private life. Agelou generally used models between the age of 20 and 24 years-old. He had a favorite model. Her name was “Fernande” and in addition to modeling, she was Agelou’s lover. Although the 1900’s was the “golden age” of erotic photograph, photographers who took such risque photos had to use discretion. As a result, Agelou signed his work “JA”. In 1908, nudity in photographs was banned in France and photographers had to cover nude women images with strategically placed undergarments or other materials. Nude images had to circulate on the down low. They were sent in the mail inside of envelopes. Fernande remained popular and her erotic photographs were enjoyed by soldiers on both sides during World War I. Jean Agelou died in 1921; the result of a car accident. His brother George, who managed Jean’s business, also was killed in the crash. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

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LACROSSE : NATIVE AMERICANS MAKING LACROSSE STICKS : VINTAGE POSTCARD : (1911)

This vintage lithographic postcard features a group of Native Americans sitting (one is standing) in front of a teepee and making lacrosse sticks. Sitting in the group is a cute dog. Native Americans are credited with the development of the game of lacrosse. More specifically, the Iroquois Nation were originators of the game. The Iroqouis were in upstate New York and North of the US border into Canada. Lacrosse became Canada’s national sport. The netting on the Native American made sticks was made with wattup (roots) or deer sinew (connective tissue from deer). This postcard is rich in color and represents both Iroquois history and the history of Lacrosse. This card was published by Nerlich & Company (Toronto, Canada). Another version of this postcard has a caption reporting that the cards scene is located on Cornwall Island, Ontario, Canada. The postcard has a U.S. stamp and was mailed from Old Orchard Beach, Maine to Epping, New Hampshire in 1911.  (SOLD)

JONES BEACH : LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK : ANTIQUE CARS : SNACK STAND : VINTAGE RPPC

This vintage lithograph printed postcard features the east overlook at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York. The beach is located on the south shore of Long Island near Wantagh, New York. The beach is very popular and has a boardwalk as well as an amphItheater. Note the line formed at the snack bar window. The automobiles seen on this postcard appear to be from the 1940’s and the postcard was published during that era. This kodachrome postcard was published by Dexter Press (Pearl River, NY). The postcard was published for the Long Island State Park Commision (Babylon, Long Island, NY). (SOLD)

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SWEET LITTLE GIRL AND HER PIERROT CLOWN DOLL : TOY : NOVI SAD, SERBIA : RPPC

This vintage divided back real photo postcard features a sweet little girl and her fancy Pierrot doll. The girl’s photo was taken at the Boulevard Studio located in Novi Sad, Serbia. This photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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VIVIAN GIBSON : PRETTY SILENT FILM ACTRESS : BRITISH BORN / AUSTRIAN : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features British born Austrian film actress, Vivian Gibson (1898-1981). Her early education included dance training. She is most associated with “Tense Moments From the Opera” (1922), “The Man Who Sold Himself” (1925), and “The Gypsy Baron” (1927). She began her film career in England, she also appeared regularly in German productions. Although she was a sucess in silent film, she was unable to make the transition into sound films. She retired and went to Vienna where she authored books. Little is known about her private life beyond that she never married. The IMDb gives Gibson 57 film credits between 1916 and 1932. This vintage postcard was published by Ross Verlag (Berlin, Germany) as part of a series (No.1827/1).Gibson’s portrait for this card was taken by the Lindner studio. He was probably a German photographer but I could not confirm his background. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans). 

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PRETTY TEENAGER CELEBRATES HER RELIGIOUS CONFIRMATION : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty and mature looking young teenage woman posing for her confirmation photograph. The girl has long braided hair. She is wearing a cross and is posed behind a table holding items related to the confirmation. The scallop edged postcard has a German stamp and is in Very Good Condition (see scans).
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PRETTY AND FASHIONABLE TEENAGE GIRL IN SPENCER, MASSACHUSETTS : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a pretty and fashionable young woman. She appears to be in her teenage years. Note that she is wearing a brooch at her collar. The young lady’s portrait was taken by Edward Lyman Jaynes at his studio in Spencer, Massachusetts. Jaynes operated his studio in Spencer between 1873 and 1920. Jaynes was born in Massachusetts 1842. He served in the Massachusetts 17th infantry regiment during the civil war. He began and finished his service as a private. One source reports that Jaynes died in 1937, at age 95. This cabinet card has gold bevelled edges. (SOLD)

 

ADORABLE CHILD : MATANZAS, CUBA : CABINET CARD

An adorable young child stands on a wicker chair, posing for their photo at the studio of C. Ruiz de Castro. The studio was located in Matanzas, Cuba. The child is wearing a necklace and feminine looking shoes which leads me to believe that the child is a girl. This scallop edged photograph is in fair condition (See Scans).  (SOLD)

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YOUNG WOMAN READING A BOOK IN A GARDEN

This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman sitting in a yard chair with an open book on her lap. She is well dressed in a striped shirt and a long dark dress. Her lace collar has a pretty bow. Her hair is relatively straight and combed to the sides. One observer of this photograph labelled it a Gibson hairstyle. Although the message on this postcard is not very clear, it appears that the writer is stating that she doesn’t like the way her hair looks because it makes her look “soft”. She cutely points out that in regard to her negative feelings about her hair, she needs to accept her hair as it is, because “I haven’t any other”. (SOLD)

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