THE PUBLISHER’S PAPER COMPANY IN PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE (1909) (POSTCARD)

This postcard features a view of the Publisher’s Paper Company which was located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The postmark on this postcard reveals that it was mailed in 1909. It was postmarked in South Berwick, Maine. The postcard was published by Canney’s Music Store which operated in Portsmouth.This postcard is in good condition. Although it is not very noticeable without close examination, there is some light staining on the top left quadrant of this card (see scans).

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PRETTY FASHIONISTA : FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW PATERSON : GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

This cabinet card features a pretty young woman beautifully dressed. This fashionista knew how to put together a wardrobe. She is wearing a lovely dark coat with fur accents. She also has her hands in a fur muff. Her accessories include a cameo locket and an umbrella. There is also a white object that can be seen on the top right part of the subject’s coat. It is part of the photo and not a tear or scrape. Is it a handkerchief? A dying flower? I can not identify it. This cabinet card portrait was taken at the Paterson’s Photographic Company in Glasgow, Scotland.  (SOLD)

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A PRETTY WOMAN WEARING A MINK STOLE : ITS THE WHOLE MINK : NOT JUST THE FUR

This uncommon real photo postcard features a pretty woman wearing a mink stole. Shockingly, it is not just a fur stole, it’s a whole mink. The animals head, feet and tail are all included. PETA would not approve. Personally, I make it a policy to never wear anything with a face. However, this postcard is from the c.1920’s and wearing a whole mink was likely not politically incorrect or a violation of social values and social norms. This is an unusual postcard. The photo has exceptional clarity and the photographer posed the young woman and her stole excellently.  (SOLD)

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN MAKING HATS : MILLINERY STUDIO : FLAPPER

This vintage real photo postcard shows a hat maker in action. She sits at her millinery table and flashes the photographer a smile. Note her hat making supplies on the table. You can also see a large hat box beneath the table. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer as part of a series (no.3123). (SOLD)

ELGA BRINK: BEAUTIFUL GERMAN FILM ACTRESS

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These vintage real photo postcards feature beautiful German film actress Elga Brink. The IMDb reports that she appeared in sixty-nine films between 1922 and 1951. Brink was blonde and slender. She began her career in silent films. She often played supporting roles. She appeared in comedies, science fiction, drama, and even in a sex education film. She was recognized for her roles in “Comedians of Life” (1924), “Love in Intoxication? (1927), and “Marriage in Trouble” (1929).  At some point she was married to director Georg Jacoby. After the second world war she mostly did stage work until her retirement from the entertainment world. She then worked as a clerk in a Hamburg law firm.  

Postcard 1 was  published by NBC as part of a series (No. 7375/6). The stamp box of this postcard has an interesting story. “NBC” (Neue Bromsilber Convention) was a price cartel established in 1909 that continued until the 1930’s. The purpose of the cartel was to ensure that the minimum price charged for postcards was kept at a sufficiently profitable level.This color tinted photo postcard portrait captures the beauty of Elga Brink. She is very expressive in this photograph. She appears quite amused by something. She is bundled up for winter weather.  (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was  published by Superfot as part of a series (No. 637/6). The stamp box of this postcard states Fotocolore. This photo postcard portrait captures the beauty of Elga Brink. She is very expressive in this photograph. She appears to be looking into the heavens.  (SOLD)

 

Postcard 3 was published by Iris Verlag as part of a series (No. 620). On the bottom right corner of this postcard is the logo for Sascha-Films. The company was the largest Austrian film production company of the silent film and early sound film era. The film company was established in 1910 in Bohemia and in 1912 it moved to Vienna. Sascha remained in business through the 1960’s although it went through many changes of ownership and company names through the decades.

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A DOZEN WORKING MEN HAVING LUNCH : DOGNEVILLE, FRANCE : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a group of twelve men posing for their photo as they eat a meal. The men have bowls and cups and one of the men is holding a ladle for a large bowl or pot that sits on the table. The men are dressed similarly. Six of them are wearing berets. These guys are certainly expressive. The gent in the middle of the top row looks shocked and fearful; as if he saw something disturbing. The fellow in the middle of the middle row looks impish. What brings these men together? Perhaps, they are workers at a factory having lunch. They may also be soldiers or even prisoners. An inscription on the reverse of the photo indicates that the picture was taken in Dogneville, a town located in northeastern France. This photograph has excellent clarity.  The photo is trimmed and measures about 4.25 x 3.25 in. The image is in overall good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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SYNAGOGUE : BALTIMORE : EUTAW PLACE : RAPHAEL TUCK : VINTAGE POSTCARD

This vintage postcard features an early Synagogue located in Baltimore, Maryland. The temple was on Eutaw Place. A street sign bearing the name “Eutaw Place” can be seen near the right edge of the image. The temple was built in 1892 to serve the German Jewish immigrants living in Baltimore. The synagogue seated 2,200 people. This postcard was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons as part of a series (no.1016).The card has a crease on it’s bottom left hand corner. The postcard is in overall good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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MISS AUDREY FORD : BRITISH STAGE ACTRESS : PIQUANT AND HUMOROUS : RPPC : (1910)

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty British theater actress, Audrey Ford. “The Sketch” (1896) includes her in their review of the stage play, “Josiah’s Dream”. The reviewer states that “Miss Audrey Ford is very piquant, and has a charming turn of humour”.  A visit to the dictionary revealed that “piquant” is defined as intriguing or stimulating. This postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (No.4416 C). Miss Ford’s portrait is by the Foulsham & Banfield studio. The card was postmarked in 1910. This postcard is in fair condition. Note the stain in the upper left hand corner of the card (see scans).

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HOTEL CLINTON : CLINTON, NEW YORK : WOMAN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION FOUNTAIN

This vintage postcard features Hotel Clinton, located in Jordan, New York. Jordan is part of the Syracuse metropolitan area. Note the historic WCTU fountain in front of the hotel. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union erected fountains such as this aound the US. The organization was founded in Ohio in 1874. The group obtained pledges from people promising absain from alcohol, and later, tobacco, and illicit drugs. The WCTU erected public water fountains across the country as a symbolic means of substituting water for alcohol. This vintage postcard was published by William Jubb. The firm was located in Syracuse, New York. (SOLD) 

DREAMY FLAPPER : FOTOCOLOR : ASIAN FASHION : iTALIAN POSTCARD

This vintage real photo postcard features a dreamy flapper. She looks into space, deep in thought. She is wearing Asian type clothing. A vase of flowers sits on a table in front of her. This is a “Fotocolor” postcard and it was printed in Italy. The card is likely from the 1920’s. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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