SENORITA STELLA DE CARCANO : DAUGHTER OF THE ARGENTINIAN AMBASSADOR TO BRITAIN

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These vintage press photographs feature Senorita Stella de Carcano y Morra, the eldest daughter of Dr. Miguel Angel Carcano and Senora Stella de Morra de Carcano. Dr Carcano was the Argentinian Ambassador to Great Britain. Stella was quite pretty. Stella’s younger sister, Ana Inez “Chiquita” Carcano y Morra, married John Jacob Astor VII, just months before this photo was taken. This photo was taken in 1945. In 1946, Stella married William Ward, 4th Earl of Dudley. They were divorced in 1961.This photograph was taken by esteemed photographer Yvonne Gregory (1889-1970) who was based in London. Gregory was married to another prominent photographer, Bertram Park.  (BOTH SOLD)

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MONA MARIS : INTERNATIONAL FILM ACTRESS : BETTE DAVIS EYES : HOLDING SWEET DOG

This uncommon vintage real photo postcard features actress Mona Maris (1903-1991). The postcard was published by Ross Verlag (No.3887/1). The photograph is from the Hanni Schwarz studio. Schwarz was a German female photographer and her work was praised in “American Photography” (1909). She was a well known professional photographer in Germany during the early 1900’s. She is thought to have worked until the 1930’s. The subject of this photo, Mona Maris was born in Argentina. Her mother was Spanish Basque and her father was French Catalan. At the early age of four, Mona was orphaned. She grew up with her grandmother in France where she was educated in a convent as well as in Germany and England. At age 19, she spoke four languages. It was during World War I that Mona decided to be an actress. While she was in school in France, she and her classmates wrote, directed and acted in plays to entertain nearby troops. Upon graduation, she went to England to live, where she stayed two and a half years. She was introduced to the President of the United Film Association by the Argentinian ambassador to Germany. She was signed to a five year contract by Germany’s Universum Film AG productions. She began her film career in either 1924 or 1925. After just four films in Germany, she began a Hollywood career in United Artists “The Apache” (1925). Despite knowing multiple languages, the onset of sound films created a problem. Her English was described as “almost unintelligible”. Between 1931 and 1941, she starred in 19 Spanish language versions of  successful American films. The movies were produced by Fox Films. She has been described as “sultry” and “sleepy eyed”. The IMDb credits her with 53 film roles between 1925 and 1984. Mona was married twice and had no children. She died and was buried in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This vintage postcard features Mona Maris posing with an adorable smoll dog. Maris is very pretty. Note her eyes. They have been compared to Bette Davis’s eyes. This postcard portrait is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY FASHIONISTA : BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This cabinet card features a portrait of a pretty fashionable young woman. This fashionista is wearing a dark dress with lace, and a pretty hat. She is holding a parasol and pair of white gloves. This cabinet card photograph was taken at the studio of Santos Castillo. The studio was located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : ANTIQUE EYEGLASSES : ARGENTINA : (1914)

This vintage real photo postcard a portrait of an attractive young woman. She is wearing a necklace as well as antique eyeglasses. Note that the glasses have no temples, reflective of the popular style in the early twentieth century. This photograph was taken in 1914, revealed by the inscription on the image.  (SOLD)

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BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF THREE SISTERS : F. BIXIO : BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA 

This vintage real photo postcard features three sisters with beautiful smiles. The young woman posed in the center is holding a book. Interestingly, upon close examination, the book is actually a photographic journal called “Studio Light : Magazine of Information for the Photographer”. The photographer of this postcard portrait is Florencio Bixio. He was a talented photographer who operated photo studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was active between at least 1900 and 1930. He died in Buenos Aires in 1933. Bixio specialized in studio portraits, wedding portraits, and photos of entertainers. He also was a correspondent for the magazine “Caras and Caretas”, as well as a producer of photo postcards. Between 1900 and 1930 he opened photography studios in partnership with two other photographers. These studios were called “Bixio and Merlino” and Bixio and Castiglioni”. He was of Italian descent and emigrated to Argentina in 1896. He died in Buenos Aires in 1933. (SOLD)

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN BUENOS AIRES : FINE FASHION : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card features a well dressed young woman posing for her portrait at the studio of S. Stoppani, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This antique photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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HANDSOME AND WELL DRESSED YOUNG MAN INTENTLY READING A MAGAZINE

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome and well dressed young man reading a magazine or newspaper. He is wearing a suit with a high collar dress shirt, a tie, and a pocketchief. His slicked back hair is neat. Occupationally, this gentleman is likely a professional of some kind. The photographer of this postcard portrait is Florencio Bixio. He was a talented photographer who operated photo studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was active between at least 1900 and 1930. He died in Buenos Aires in 1933. A number of his photographs can be found in the Cabinet Card Gallery. This is an uncommon themed postcard. The card has a Kolux stamp box. I believe that Kolux is a type of camera. I can find no information about their involvement in postcard publishing. This photo postcard is in good condition (see scans)

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TWO HAPPY CHILDREN AND THEIR TOYS IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This vintage real photo postcard makes me smile. The card pictures two happy children posing for their portrait while holding some fun toys. These kids are ready to play. The younger child is holding a hoop toy while the older child has a ball and racquet. This photograph was taken by a photographer that may be familiar to regular Cabinet Card Gallery visitors. The gallery has a number of photos from the studio of Florencio Bixio. This talented photographer operated a studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bixio specialized in studio portraits, wedding portraits, and photos of entertainers. He also was a correspondent for the magazine “Caras and Caretas”, as well as a producer of photo postcards. Between 1900 and 1930 he opened photography studios in partnership with two other photographers. These studios were called “Bixio and Merlino” and Bixio and Castiglioni”. He was of Italian descent and emigrated to Argentina in 1896. He died in Buenos Aires in 1933. This real photo postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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A PRETTY YOUNG ARGENTINIAN WOMAN HOLDING SHEET MUSIC FROM CHOPIN (1913)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman wearing a long dress and sitting at a table. She is holding sheet music from Chopin. The photograph was taken by Jose Caffaro, a photographer located in Buenos-Aires, Argentina. The message on the reverse of this card was written in 1913. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY TEENAGE GIRL IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This vintage real postcard features an attractive young woman. She appears to be in her teenage years. Her photograph was taken by Florencio Bixio and he operated a studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bixio specialized in studio portraits, wedding portraits, and photos of entertainers. He also was a correspondent for the magazine “Caras and Caretas”, as well as a producer of photo postcards. Between 1900 and 1930 he opened photography studios in partnership with two other photographers. These studios were called “Bixio and Merlino” and Bixio and Castiglioni”. He was of Italian descent and emigrated to Argentina in 1896. He died in Buenos Aires in 1933. The message on this postcard indicates that it was written in 1922. SOLD