PORTRAIT : PRETTY ACTRESS COLETTE BRETTL : FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER SUSE BYK : (RPPC)

This postcard features pretty British film actress, Colette Brettl (also Brettel) (1902-1973). She made her film debut in Wuthering Heights (1920). After appearing in several British films in the early 1920’s, she moved to Germany and appeared in films there until the advent of sound movies. She was married to Dutch actor, Ernst Winar. The photograph that graces this card was taken by Sus Byk in Berlin, Germany. She was a highly respected photographer. She was a member of the Photographic Association of Berlin and in 1913, she attended the first conference of German Women Photographers at the Berlin Women’s Club. At some time in the 1910’s, she succeeded famed photographer Ernst Sandau at his studio. She trained photographers Martha Maas and Lore Feininger. In 1927, Byk married philosopher and playwright Hellmuth Falkenfeld. In 1938, the couple were forced to flee Berlin due to Nazi anti-semitism. Byk and her husband emigrated to New York via Rotterdam and London. This postcard was published by Ross Verlag as part of a series (No.3199/7). (SOLD)

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ADORABLE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITTLE GIRL : PORTRAIT : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable African American little girl standing on a chair. The card is a miniature postcard (5 x 3.25 inches). (SOLD)

PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN : McMINNVILLE, OREGON : IDENTIFIED AS MINNIE MILLER

This cabinet card features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Fritz studio in McMinnville, Oregon. Note the pin at her collar and the large bow on the left shoulder of her dress. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph identifies the woman as “Minnie Miller”. According to one source, According to one source, Charles Fritz (1854-1899) operated the “Fritz Superior Gallery” in McMinnville in the year 1891. During his career he also operated studios in Hillsboro, Portland, and Forest Grove in the state of Oregon. (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN AND HER BEAUTIFUL WHITE HORSE

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty long haired young woman posing with a beautiful white horse. Bothe the woman and the horse are very expressive. The postcard was published by LWA as part of a series (No. V/3). (SOLD)

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FABIENNE : PRETTY STAGE STAR : PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL BOYER : COLOR TINTED

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Postcard 1 features lovely edwardian stage performer, Fabienne Darlay. Her photograph was expertly taken by the celebrated French photographer, Paul Boyer (1861-1908). He was based in Paris, and photographed many celebrities during his career. This postcard was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard dates back to circa 1904-1908. Note there is minor cornerwear and a light crease in the upper left hand corner of the card. (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). This image was hand tinted. This postcard dates back to circa 1904-1908. (SOLD)

Postcard 3 features another photograph by Paul Boyer and this postcard was also published by SIP as part of a series (No.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard was postmarked in 1906. (SOLD)

Postcard 4 was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard was postmarked in 1906.  (SOLD)

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LILLIAN BURNS : EARLY AMERICAN FILM ACTRESS AND ACTING COACH : RAPHAEL TUCK RPPC

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Postcard 1 features pretty film actress Lillian Burns (1903-1998). Burns was an American stage actress hailing from Illinois. She is most known for performing in “A  Florida Enchantment” (1914), “The Goddess” (1915), and “The Shop Girl” (1916). She was an acting coach for MGM from 1937 until the early 1960’s. Her filmography includes 41 credits from 1912 through 1916. This photograph was taken by celebrity photographer Lallie Charles (1869-1919). She and her sister, Rita Martin, were the most commercially successful female photographers of their time. The pair were from Ireland. They took photographs of many of celebrities of their era. This photograph was published by Raphael Tuck as part of a series (no.T825). The series was entitled “Celebrities of the Stage”. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

Postcard 2 was also taken by Lallie Charles . This photograph was published by Rapid Photo Co. as part of a series (no.4228).The card was postmarked in 1908.

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NINA WOOD : STAGE ACTRESS AND MUSIC HALL PERFORMER

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This vintage real photo postcard (Postcard 1) features pretty stage actress Miss Nina Wood. The message on the reverse tells the recipient that this postcard “will be a nice addition to your collection”. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of the Rotary Photographic Series (no.1787A). The photographer that took this photo is the John Story & Hoffmann studio. The postcard is postmarked 1905.  (SOLD)

Postcard 2 features Miss Nina Wood wearing a large hat and holding a bouquet of flowers. The postcard was published by Wildt & Kray {W & K) which was based in London. (SOLD)

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MABEL RUSSELL BRITISH ACTRESS AND THIRD FEMALE MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

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These vintage real photo postcards feature actress Miss Mabel Russell (1886-1951). She was also known as Mrs Hilton Philipson when off the stage. Russell was a British actor and politician. She was a gaiety girl and starred in many London plays. She left acting to marry politician, Hilton Philipson, in 1917. Mabel caught the political bug and became the third woman to take a seat in the House of Commons. She was quiet on the floor of the house but was active behind the scenes. One of her bills led to the 1927 Nursing Home Registration Act. After retiring in 1929, she returned to acting for a brief period by left the theatre to focus on her family. 

Postcard 1 was published by Tucks as part of the “Celebrities of the Stage” series (No.T 718). Miss Russell’s photo portrait was taken by Dover Street Studios. This postcard was postmarked in 1907. (SOLD

Postcard 2 captures Miss Russell playing “Forbidden Fruit” in the Chinese Comic Opera “See See” (1906). The production ran in London’s Prince of Wales Theatre for 330 performances. This postcard was published by Tucks as part of the “Celebrities of the Stage” series (No.T 713). Miss Russell’s photo portrait was taken by Dover Street Studios. This postcard was postmarked in 1908. (SOLD)

Postcard 3 captures Miss Russell in her role in “Jack and Jill”. The “Bystander” magazine reported her appearance in that production in 1907, the same year as the card is postmarked. The actress was about 21 years old when this postcard photo was taken. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (No.4839R). (SOLD)

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JULIA JAMES : BEAUTIFUL STAGE ACTRESS : THREE PORTRAITS

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Postcard 1 features Julia James (1890-19F64), a beautiful stage actress. She appears in costume from the show “The Joy Ride Lady”. The play appeared in a London’ West End theater in about 1914.  She sat in 76 portraits that are part of England’s National Portrait Gallery. She is considered by one theatrical writer to be among the top fifteen most beautiful actresses of the 1900’s Edwardian era. She was born in London, England and began her career as a chorus girl at the Aldwych Theatre under Seymour Hicks. She played in “Blue Belle” in 1905. She appeared in productions at the Gaiety Theatre. These plays included “The Girls of Gottenburg”, “Havana”, and  “Our Miss Gibbs”. She performed in Paris in “The Arcadians” (1913). This Rotary Photo postcard was printed in Great Britain. The postcard is part of a series (no.6928F). The photographers of this image are from the Foulsham and Barfield studio.  (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Beagles and was printed in Great Britain. The postcard is part of a series (no.340N). The photographer of this image is esteemed celebrity photographer, Rita Martin.  (SOLD)

Postcard 3 was published by Beagles and printed in Great Britain. The card has a 1917 postmark. The postcard is part of a series (no.340S). The photographer of this image is esteemed celebrity photographer, Rita Martin. (SOLD)

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ETHEL WARWICK : BRITISH STAGE & FILM ACTRESS : MODELED FOR FAMOUS ARTISTS : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features beautiful British stage and film actress, Ethel Warwick (1882-1951). Warwick was also an artist’s model (including posing nude). She modelled for some of the most prominent artists of her time. These artists included John William Godward, Herbert Draper, Linley Sambourne,and James McNeill Whistler. During the early 1890’s, Warwick was studying to be an artist at the London Polytechnic. In order to pay for her tuition, she became an artist model. In the late 1890’s, Warwick began acting school and in 1900 she made her acting debut. She continued her modeling until 1906, when she married actor Edmond Lewis Waller. Edmond was the son of celebrated actor, Lewis Waller. Edmond and Ethel embarked on a theatrical world tour ending in London, where the pair took over the management of the Queen’s theater. Warwick divorced Waller in 1915. Post divorce, she lived an extravagant lifestyle which led to bankruptcy in 1923. Ethel continued to act and much of her work was for the New Shakespeare Theater at Stratford-upon-Avon. (SOLD)