CUTE LITTLE GIRL AND HER DOLL IN IDAHO SPRINGS, COLORADO (BY CELEBRATED MINING PHOTOGRAPHER, LACHLAN MCLEAN)

This cabinet card features a very cute, curly haired,   little girl standing on a chair. She is clutching her doll and carefully posing the doll for the photograph. She is wearing an adorable dress. The fabric at her collar matches the fabric on the cuffs of her sleeves.  The little girl is identified on the reverse of the card as “Mrs. J. J. Joseph”.  A faded back stamp identifies the photographer as L. McLean, and his studio as being located in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Lachlan McLean was listed in the Clear Creek County Business Directory (1890). His work was well respected and a biography has been written about his life, Secure the Shadow: Lachlan McLean, Colorado Mining Photographer (1980). This cabinet photograph was taken only a few decades after the founding of Idaho Springs. The town was established by prospectors in the early days of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Idaho Springs was the site of the first significant gold discovery in Colorado.  (SOLD)

Published in: on May 31, 2022 at 12:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL CHURCH AND PARSONAGE : KENTON, OHIO : VINTAGE POSTCARD

This vintage lithographic printed postcard features a a view of the St. John’s Evangelical Church and Parsonage located in Kenton, Ohio. The church remains active in Kenton today. This postcard was published by Curt Teich and distributed by the Wagner Post Card and Novelty Company. The firm’s home was Delphos, Ohio. (PAID)

FAMILY PORTRAIT IN CONCORDIA, KANSAS

 

This cabinet card photograph features a mother and father posing for a photographer. Each parent has a young child on their lap. The photographer is H. S. Mulit, whose studio was located in Concordia, Kansas. Little information could be uncovered about Mr. Mulit. The 1885 Kansas State Census reveals that there was a H. S. Mulit (c. 1845- ?) living in Clyde, Kansas. He resided there with his wife and three children. The towns of Clyde and Concordia are only fourteen miles apart, so it is likely that the H. S. Mulit in the census data is the same man who was the photographer of this cabinet card.

mulot-1

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3888

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$25.75

mulot-3

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3888

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$35.00

Published in: on May 28, 2022 at 12:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

MISS EMMY WEHLEN : PRETTY THEATRE AND SILENT FILM STAR : BROADWAY : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features German actress, Emily “Emmy” Wehlen (1887-1977). She was a Edwardian musical comedy and silent film actress. She retired from acting at a young age (early 30’s), Wehlen received her musical training at the Mannheim Conservatory. She then joined the Thalia-Theatre and performed in musical comedies in several German cities. She was then invited to London and was considered as a possible successor to Lily Elsie. Wehlen played the lead role in “The Merry Widow” (1909). Later that year she appeared in the hit musical “The Dollar Princess” which ran for 428 performances. Next stop was New York, where she appeared in four Broadway plays between 1911 and 1915. Shortly after her last Broadway appearance, Wehlen left the stage and pursued a film career.  She appeared in over twenty films between 1915 and 1920. “Everybody’s Magazine (1911) reported that Wehlen was very pretty and very graceful. Her acting and voice were also praised. In addition, the article stated that “she has the indescribable charm of personality” and that audiences liked her and wanted her to never leave the stage during a production. Miss Wehlen’s photograph on this postcard was taken by celebrity studio, Foulsham & Banfield. The card was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.11717H). (SOLD)

FRENCH SOLDIERS & THEIR ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE: 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF FRANCE

This vintage snapshot features four French soldiers and an antique car. I believe the car is a Citroen, but, I wouldn’t bet on it. The soldiers appear to be enjoying themselves. An inscription on the reverse of the photo reveals that the image was taken on 4/24/40. One suspects that these men had little idea that in just over two weeks from that date, they and their country would be under vicious attack. The Battle of France began on 5/10/40 and it soon became the “Fall of France”.  (SOLD)

Published in: on May 24, 2022 at 11:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

MARIE WAINWRIGHT: PORTRAIT OF A THEATRE ACTRESS (PHOTOGRAPHED BY SARONY)

This cabinet card features Marie Wainwright (1853-1923), an American stage actress and singer. She also appeared in three silent films between 1918  and 1920. Most of her fame came from the Victorian stage. She was born in Philadelphia and as educated in Paris, France. She received her acting training in Paris.This  photographic portrait is by Napoleon Sarony’s New York City  studio. Sarony was a famous celebrity photographer. This image shows Wainwright wearing a white gown and bonnet. A copy of this photograph can be found in Wikipedia’s entry for Wainwright. She is holding a book and rosary beads. This cabinet card portrait has some cornerwear and a slight curl. The photo is on thinner than usual card stock. Overall, this photograph is in good condition (see scans).

Buy this Cabinet Card (includes shipping within the US) #3886

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$27.75

Buy this Cabinet Card Photograph (includes International shipping outside the US) 3886

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$37.00

Published in: on May 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , ,

LORRAINE DREUX : PRETTY STAGE ACTRESS : DIES YOUNG AND TRAGICALLY : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card is a portrait of theatre actress, Lorraine Dreux. The  image is part of the Newsboy Series (#385) and was published in New York City. The Newsboy series was used for advertising purposes by the Newsboy Tobacco Company. Celebrity photographs were given away as premiums upon the sale of tobacco products. Ms. Dreux looks like she ran through the woods in order to arrive at the photography studio in a timely fashion. She has twigs and leaves on her head and even is wearing a necklace of branches around her shoulders. It seems she is modeling “the natural” look. Her eyes are looking upward, as if to say, “Am I really wearing sticks and leaves?”. Who was Lorraine Dreux? The Illustrated America (1893) describes her as “young and pretty, with soft dark eyes, a tremulous little mouth, and a dazzling complexion”. She was born in Marquette, Michigan, of well to do parents. Her father did a great deal of business in the East and she spent much time on the banks of the Hudson River in New York. She was educated at home by a governess supervised by Dreux’s beautiful mother. She decided that she wanted to be an actress while in her early teens. Her parents reluctantly gave her permission and her first experience acting occurred while she was in London, England, with her mother. She was engaged by Mr Charles Wyndham to play comedy parts in London stage shows. She next joined the London Globe Theatre Stock Company playing sentimental roles. She then joined an English traveling theatre company. She soon returned to America and appeared in a number of plays, including “Ninety Days” with William Gillette. The article closes with the prediction that Dreux would be a successful actress in America because she possessed both beauty and talent. The New York Times (1894) reported on Dreaux’s appearance in “Lem Kettle” at the Bijou theatre. She also appeared in “Rush City” (1894) which was staged in Brooklyn (New York), and also in “Nance Oldfield” (1896) in New York. Dreux appeared in one Broadway production, “The Spectator” (1896). The New York Dramatic Mirror (1908) reported the tragic death of Lorraine Dreux. She was described as a well known and capable leading women of many stock companies outside of New York City. She died in New York’s Bellvue Hospital at age 35. The article reports that she “had fallen on evil days” and was “too proud to let her friends know of her plight”. She let an illness go till it turned  into acute pneumonia which led to her death. Her last two engagements were in Worcester, Massachusetts and Rochester, New York. She received excellent reviews for her acting in both productions. However, her wardrobe was stolen and she was criticized for the way she dressed for her part in Rochester. She returned home “down hearted and discouraged” and sick, penniless and homeless. She met an old friend on the streets of New York who took her home to be fed and cared for but her condition worsened. A collection was made from other actors and actresses and the money was used to admit her to Bellvue Hospital where she died. Aid from the Actors Fund paid for her funeral and burial at Evergreen Cemetery. (SOLD)

MISS WATT : PERFORMER AT LA SCALA : PHOTO BY WALERY : FANCY COSTUME : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features performer, Miss Watt.. The title on the card indicates that Miss Watt performed at the La Scala in Paris, France. Miss Watt was photographed in costume. This photo portrait was taken by Walery at his Paris studio. He was a well known and talented celebrity photographer. The card is in very good conditon (see scans). 

miss-watt-1-1

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3884

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$25.75

miss-watt-1-2

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3884

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$35.00

GABRIELLE ROBINNE: BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, AND POPULAR FRENCH ACTRESS

POSTCARD 1
POSTCARD 1

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3488

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$32.89

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3488

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$32.89

POSTCARD 2   (SOLD)

POSTCARD 2   (SOLD)

 
POSTCARD 3
POSTCARD 3
robinne-1

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3883

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$15.75

robinne-2

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3883

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$25.00

Anyone who collects vintage theatrical/film actress postcards, is very familiar with the subject of this real photo postcard. Gabrielle Robinne (1886-1980) is an actress that was widely photographed. The reason for the production of so many postcards featuring Miss Robinne is that she was very popular during her era. Certainly, one of the reasons for her popularity, was her great beauty. Robinne was born in France and was a student at the Paris Conservatory. In 1904 she joined the company of Sarah Bernhardt and later joined the Theatre Michel in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her career soared when she began performing at the Comedie-Francaise in 1907. She remained with the company until 1938. She made her film debut in the 1906 production of “Le troubadour”. Two years later she had her first huge success in “L’assassinat du Duc de Guise” (1908). She is considered by many to be the first French star of the silent film era. She charmed her audiences with her beauty and excellent acting. Gabrielle Robinne shared her time between stage and film. The IMDb reports that she appeared in nearly fifty films between 1906 and 1973.She was known for “Conquered Hate” (1913,) “Struggle for Life” (1914), and “La reine de Saba” (1913). Robinne was married to actor Rene Alexandre from 1912 until she was widowed in 1946. Her work in the theater and film was recognized by France when she was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor, the highest French order of Merit. 

Postcard 1  was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1342). The photographer of Robinne’s portrait seen on this postcard was Leopold Reutlinger (1863-1937). He was a leading photographer of his time and was, and is, renowned for his photographs of celebrities and beautiful women. This vintage postcard was postmarked in 1905, It has a French stamp. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

Postcard 2 was also published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1730). Once again,  Leopold Reutlinger (1863-1937) was the photographer. (SOLD)

Postcard 3 has a portrait of Robinne photographed by Leopold Reutlinger (1863-1937). He was a leading photographer of his time and was, and is, renowned for his photographs of celebrities and beautiful women. This postcard is part of a series (no.1282). This postcard is in fair condition (see scans).

TWO PORTRAITS OF A PRETTY WOMAN IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

PHOTO 1     (SOLD)


                                                                           PHOTO 2  (SOLD)

The same woman appears in each of these two photographs by the Baker Art Gallery of Columbus, Ohio. The woman is very pretty. She is wearing a black bow in her hair in both photographs and in the profile portrait she is wearing a hair comb. There is a lot of bare skin in these photographs which make them a bit risque, though tastefully done. The Cabinet Card Gallery is building a nice collection of photographs from the Baker Art Gallery. To view these images, click on the category “Photographer: Baker Art Gallery”.