WOMAN WITH A SENSE OF STYLE AND A VERY LARGE FEATHER HAT (RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features an older woman with a unique sense of style. Note her large feather hat, wire rimmed glasses, necktie, and long fur coat. The woman has a very sweet facial expression. The AZO stamp box indicates that this postcard dates back to sometime between 1904 and 1918, has excellent clarity, and is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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HANDSOME YOUNG MAN : HIS UNIFORM AND MEDAL ARE MYSTERIES TO ME

A handsome young man poses for his portrait at an unknown studio. He is in uniform, but what kind of uniform is he wearing? Is he in the military? I don’t think so. There are no patches indicating rank; nor are there any other insignias revealing a military identity. However, there is the matter of the medal that he is wearing on the flap of his shirt pocket. It certainly looks military to me. Then again, he is wearing a bow tie which argues against his uniform being military issued. The clothing that he is wearing seems appropriate for someone who is spending time in a jungle or heavily wooded environment. His soft hat and the accessory that he is wearing above his shoes may be worn in such a setting. The tied wraps around the bottom of his pant’s legs are something that I have seen worn by bicyclists of this era. Its purpose was to keep one’s pant’s legs from becoming entangled in the spokes of the bicycle wheels and causing a nasty spill. Does the gentleman in this photograph use a bicycle in his work? If so, where is the bike? I have lots of questions, and unfortunately, no answers. I need some help on this one. Hopefully a Cabinet Card Gallery visitor will be able to provide more information about this photo. Guesses are welcome too. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the card was published sometime between 1904 and 1918. This vintage photograph has excellent clarity and is in good condition (see scans).

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AN ALLURING YOUNG WOMAN BECKONING FROM A LOVESEAT

This vintage provocative real photo postcard features a pretty young woman sitting on a loveseat, and beckoning for the attention of someone outside the range of the camera. She is offering that person a bouquet of dark flowers. The woman is dressed in a risque fashion. Her attire is not exactly everyday wear. One wonders if she is wearing a costume portraying a gypsy, or is perhaps, a flapper. The pictured woman is showing more bare skin than would normally be expected from a woman of this era. Note her unusual and interesting head covering. The AZO stamp box on this postcard reveals that it was produced sometime between 1918 and 1930. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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STUDIO PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD

This vintage real photo postcard features a tall and thin young woman posing for her portrait at Chung’s (?) Studio in the town Port of Spain, Trinidad. She is wearing one of her nicest dresses for the occasion. Her accessories include white gloves, a bracelet, earrings and a pretty hat. The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard dates back to sometime between 1926 and the 1940’s. The city of Port of Spain is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago. Note the photographer’s embossed stamp at the bottom center of the card. SOLD

PRETTY LONG HAIRED NUDE WOMAN SITTING ON A CHAIR

A pretty young woman with long hair, poses for a nude portrait at an unidentified studio. She has an engaging smile and alluring eyes. I believe this postcard photograph was taken by the Biederer studio. However, the image is unsigned and my attributing the photo to Biederer is only a hypothesis. This photo postcard was produced and sold as art. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the photo was shot sometime between 1918 and 1930. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on January 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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McMULLIN’S BROTHERS FURNITURE STORE: DELIVERY BY HORSE AND WAGON

This vintage real photo postcard features a father and son on a horse drawn wagon. This is no ordinary wagon. Instead, as the painted sign on the side of the wagon states; it is the delivery wagon for the McMullin Brothers furniture store. The business was located in Anthony, Kansas. Research reveals that one of the McMullin brothers was Joseph Franklin McMullin (1857-1914). He can be found in the US Census of 1910 and his occupation is listed as the proprietor of a furniture store. Ten years earlier, the 1910 US Census reports that Joseph McMullin was working as a farmer, despite the fact that in 1909, the local newspaper, “The Anthony Republican”, ran an ad for McMullin Brothers furniture store. This photo postcard represents a piece of both Anthony and Kansas history. It is also a record of the workings of small business at the beginning of the twentieth century. Note that there is no furniture in the rear of the wagon. It is likely that the wagon and its driver and young assistant, presumably father and son, took the wagon out for the specific purpose of being photographed. The father is wearing nice clothing, not work clothes, which supports the theory that he was not photographed while on the job. This postcard’s AZO stamp box indicates that it dates back to between 1904 and 1918. SOLD

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JAPANESE PERFORMER : YOUNG, PRETTY, AND SMARTLY DRESSED

This vintage real photo postcard features a young and pretty Japanese performer. She may be an actress, a dancer, or some other type of entertainer. She is wearing a beautiful kimono and holding a large fan with an interesting pattern. Note her wonderful hair treatment. This lovely postcard has an AZO stamp box which indicates that the card dates back to between 1910 and 1930. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ISABELA DE SAGUA : THE VENICE OF CUBA (1910’S)

This vintage real photo postcard features a building in Isabela de Sagua, Cuba. The building is surrounded by water. One must walk across a dock in order to enter or exit the building. A sign on the building identifies it as “Aduana Sagua Grande”. The english translation reveals that the building is a customs house. Isabela de Sagua is a small town which was once one of Cuba’s major ports. Presently, it is a fishing enclave. The town is also referred to as Isabella and it possesses the nickname of “The Cuban Venice”. The village was founded in 1842. It is located in Cuba’s Villa Clara Province. In the 1800’s, Isabela was a very prosperous town. It was an import/export center and was very engaged in the sugar trade. At one point, there were over a hundred sugar plantations in the region. The village was famous for its stilted houses perched above the ocean. The poor economy and the pounding it experienced from multiple hurricanes, left few of these houses standing. The demise of the Cuban economy led to the demise of Isabela’s “glory days”. The “AZO” stamp box on this postcard indicates that it dates to sometime between 1910 and 1930. The photographer of this image is F. Carrandi. This historic vintage real photo postcard is in good condition (see scans). Note the faint thin line near the top of the image. It is not a crease.

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A YOUNG BOY AND GIRL ATOP A DONKEY

This vintage real photo postcard features a young boy and girl riding a donkey. Pardon my lack of equine knowledge; perhaps the donkey is actually a mule or burro. Both children are smiling and apparently having a good time. It is likely that the pair are siblings. The sister is riding side-saddle. I believe the donkey is actually a late donkey. It was not unusual to have subjects pose with a taxidermied animal for their studio photograph. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that it was published between 1910 and 1930. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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VINTAGE PORTRAIT OF FOUR FIREMEN, A FIRE TRUCK, AND FIRE HOSE (RPPC) c. 1910

This vintage real photo postcard features a firetruck with four uniformed firemen on board. This is a great looking truck. Note the starting crank, the fire bell, the lantern, and the bug eye headlights. The truck is parked in front of the fire station’s garage, Another garage can be seen in the photo, and that garage houses a fire hose on wheels. The location of this firehouse is unidentified. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that it was published sometime between 1904 and 1918. SOLD

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