BRIDE AND GROOM : DECORATED ANTIQUE WEDDING CAR : FLOWERS

This vintage real photo postcard captures a bride and groom in a flower decorated antique automobile. Even the car’s wheels are decorated with flowers. Note the auto’s large headlights and the squeeze horn on the driver’s side of the car. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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STREET SCENE : FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA : CLASSIC CARS, W T GRANT, WOOLWORTH’S

This lithographic chrome vintage postcard features a street scene in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The card shows Caroline Street, which according to the caption on the reverse of the postcard, is the town’s major retail street. Judging by the classic cars shown on the postcard; this card is likelky from the 1950’s. Note the signs for Peoples Drug Store, W. T. Grant, and Woolworth’s. Other interesting details seen in this image, include two buses and a parked red car. The car has lettering on it’s door. It is difficult to decipher the words on the door but it appears to me that they state “Official Car”. The postcard was published by Curteichcolor and distributed by Cussons, May & Company (Richmond  Virginia). This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans)

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ANTIQUE BUGATTI :SPORTS CAR : A STRING OF MANY FISH : FISHING POLE

This vintage original photograph features a man, dressed in a shirt and tie, posing by his antique Bugatti sports car. Although the man is not dressed for fishing, it appears that is exactly what he did. A string of fish is hanging along the side of his automobile. A fishing rod is also visible. I would love to know the story of a man who wears a tie while fishing. This vintage photograph measures about 4 5/8″ x 3 1/2″. The image itself, measures about 3 3/8 x 2″. The photo is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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CARS ON THE BEACH : TYBEE ISLAND : SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

This vintage linen postcard features people and cars on Savannah Beach on Tybee Island in Savannah, Georgia. The postcard was published by Curteich-Chicago and is a “C.T. Art-Colortone postcard”. The card was distributed by Coastal News Co., located in Savannah, Georgia. This postcard has corner wear and is in overall good condition (see scans). SOLD

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A LITTLE BOY SITTING IN HIS TOY PEDAL CAR

This vintage photo features a cute little boy sitting in a pedal car. He is flashing a smile at the camera. This photograph was taken at the Thuillier studio in Paris, France. The photo measures about 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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DOLLY DAVIS : FRENCH SILENT AND SOUND FILM ACTRESS

Dolly Davis (1896-1962) was a French film actress. She is described by IMDb as very pretty and very “lively”. She was very active in film during the 1920’s. That was also the height of her popularity. She appeared mostly in comedies. She often acted in films with her companion, Andre Roanne. She appeared in international films near the close of the silent film era. She continued to act with the advent of sound films. She retired in 1937 and focused on painting. The IMDb reports that she has 52 film credits ranging from 1920 through 1936. This vintage real photo postcard is part of a series, “Peugeot 12 six Collection”. Miss Davis is seen entering into a chauffer driven luxury automobile. The photographer of this image was GL Manuel Freres. The studio was founded by brothers Gaston and Lucien Manuel. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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THE BRADFORD BELTING COMPANY : (1907) CALENDAR : CINCINNATI, OHIO

This vintage real photo advertising postcard served as a New Year’s greeting card. The postcard provided a January, 1907 calendar and provided wishes for a happy and prosperous new year. The postcard advertised the Bradford Belting Company as the manufacturer of “Monarch Leather Belts and Cement”. In addition, the postcard hawks “monarch belt dressing” which came in stick or liquid form. The card has a Cincinnati postmark from the year 1906. The addressee on the card, presumably one of Bradford’s customers, is the firm, Straw Brothers which was located in Easton, Ohio. Preliminary research yielded little information about the Bradford company. The Motor Way (1907) reports that Pope Motors built a business car (open delivery wagon) for Bradford. The photograph on this advertising postcard features a pretty woman writing a letter by lamplight. Using female models to sell products in male dominated industries or areas of interest, is a practice that continues today. The card was published by the Photographic Company of America, located in Chicago, Illinois It is numbered 1552. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF FIVE MEN AND A JEEP ON A DIRT ROAD IN SERBIA

I would love to know the story behind this vintage postcard. Five men are standing by a Willys Jeep or Jeep-like vehicle. The car is on a dirt road. The men are posed in an odd manner. There are four men on one side of the automobile and a single man on the other side of the vehicle. Is the lone man a hired driver? Are the four other gentleman traveling together for business? There are mountains in the background. A cable car type system is in the near background. I wonder what was being transported by the cable cars? There is a small flag above the hood of the jeep. Although the design of the flag is not fully visible, the flag appears very similar to the flags flown by Serbia and some of it’s neighboring countries. The previous owner of this photograph has advised me that this photo was taken in Serbia. An inscription on the reverse of the  photograph lists five names that most likely belong to the five men in the photo. This photograph appears to be from the 1950’s. It is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO YOUNG CHILDREN OUT FOR A DRIVE

outforadrive12020-06-17_231404 outforadrive22020-06-17_231508This vintage real photo postcard features two young children sitting in a faux automobile. Most likely, the pair are siblings. The youngest of the two is behind the wheel. Judging by the facial expression of the driver, the roads must have been very treacherous that day. The little girl in the photo is flashing a wonderful smile. This studio photograph was taken by the Mage studio, located in Grand-Montrouge, France. Grand-Montrouge is a southern suburb of Paris. This vintage portrait postcard is probably from the 1910’s era.   SOLD

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A MAN AND HIS BERLIET

french carThis vintage photograph features a well dressed man poses in front of his automobile. He is looking pretty self-important. His cap is resting on the top of his car and he is enjoying a cigarette. The auto is impressive. The back of the vehicle is a convertible. Note the headlights and the front bumper. Also of interest, is the sign behind the car for “Motoricine Motor Oil”. Compare the bumper to the bumpers of today. We’ve come a long way. The front grill has the Berliet signature and in addition, the Berliet’s emblem. Berliet was a French company that manufactured automobiles, buses, trucks, and military vehicles. The company was based near Lyon, France. The company was established in 1899 and was privately owned until 1967 when it became part of Citroen. In 1974, it was acquired by Renault. Berliet was merged with Saviem to become Renault Trucks in 1978. By 1980, there were no vehicles in the Berliet line. This photograph measures about 4 5/8″ x 3″ and is in very good condition. Note the bottom border of the photo appears to have been trimmed to fit a frame.                                                                                                     

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