PORTRAIT OF A WELL DRESSED AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN (1926-1940’S)

This vintage real photo postcard features a full length portrait of a well dressed African American man. Note his sporty cap. He appears to be a relatively young man and is displaying a serious expression. The man”s nam and the photographer’s name and location are unknown. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicate that the photo was taken sometime between 1926 and the 1940’s. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME YOUNG MAN

This vintage real photo postcard features a well dressed handsome young man wearing a stylish hat. He is bright eyed and has an appearance of confidence. This portrait photograph was taken by a private studio and the AZO stamp box indicates that the photo was taken sometime between 1904 and 1918. The postcard is in fair condition. Note the slight damage in the lower left hand corner of the postcard as well as the stains on the reverse.   (SOLD)

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FLOATING YOUNG LADIES DRESSED IN WHITE

This vintage real photo postcard features two pretty young women wearing long light colored dresses, large bows, and fun hats. The unidentified photographer of this portrait either intentionally, or unintentionally, used lighting or developing techniques that made their feet disappear under the cover of darkness. The women appear to be floating above the floor. This is a privately produced postcard. The image was taken at a photo studio. There are likely no other copies of this photograph. The “AZO” stamp box indicates that the postcard photo was taken sometime between 1904 and 1918.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF AN EXTREMELY HAPPY CHILD ON A TRICYCLE

This vintage real photo postcard features a happy child riding on a tricycle. The child is flashing a wonderful wide smile. Judging by the tyke’s shoes, I think the child is a girl. The AZO stamp box indicates that this postcard photo was likely taken between 1904 and 1918. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF FOUR MEN MAKING HAY AND LOADING IT ON THEIR HORSE DRAWN WAGON

This vintage real photo postcard features four hard working men gathering hay and loading their horse drawn wagon. The wagon is chock full of hay. It is hard to imagine that the wagon can fit much more hay. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the card was published sometime between 1904 and 1918. This occupational postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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HANDSOME DEVIL IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

A handsome dapper man, exudes a cool confidence as he poses for his portrait at White’s Postals, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has a well groomed mustache and sits with his bowler hat on his knee. The gentleman in this photo is wearing a suit that appears to be quite baggy. It is possible that the suit was borrowed from the studio’s prop room, and doesn’t actually belong to the subject. Preliminary research found little information about White’s Postals except that at least one of their postcards is part of the collection of Temple University’s digital library. This real photo postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition. The card’s AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard is from sometime between 1904 and 1918.  SOLD

THE GYPSY LADY OF BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK

This vintage real photo postcard features a long haired young woman dressed in an ethnic costume. She is wearing gypsy attire in this studio photograph by S. Vaineikis. Vaineikis’s studio was located in Binghamton, New York and the business is listed in the 1920 Binghamton business directory. This postcard was produced by AZO sometime between 1910 and 1930 and is in very good condition.        SOLD
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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER POSE WITH A STUFFED MULE IN DENVER, COLORADO

This vintage real photo postcard features two women posing with a stuffed donkey. The donkey is wearing a banner that says “Denver”. The photograph was taken by the Colotex studio which was located in Denver. My guess is that “Colotex” stands for “Colorado/Texas”. Perhaps the photographer had lived and/or worked in both states. I would also posit that the subjects in this photo are mother and daughter. The “AZO” stamp box indicates that this postcard was produced between 1904 and 1918. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY COWGIRL AT MURDOCH’S BATH HOUSE IN GALVESTON, TEXAS

Louis Tobler was a photographer at Murdoch’s Bath House in Galveston, Texas. This vintage real photo postcard is an example of his work. The young woman in this photograph came to his studio and decided to wear a costume. She dressed as a cowgirl and she used many of the props offered to her by the photographer. Note her wooly chaps, gunbelt, holster, gun, bandana, and cowpoke hat. It appears that she is wearing regular shoes rather than boots. The cow girl in this portrait appears to be having a great time being photographed. She is flashing a wonderful smile. The AZO stamp box seen on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the photograph was taken sometime between 1924 and 1949. Murdoch’s Bathhouse played an important part in Galveston’s history. It was originally built in the late 1800’s, and for some reason, wood building was built on the beach. A storm destroyed the bathhouse in 1900. The Bathhouse was reconstructed in 1901 but was destroyed in the storms of 1909,1915, 1961, and 2008. Murdoch’s rented bathing suits and provided showers for beachgoers. When the bathhouse reopened in 1910, it had 542 rooms and a gift shop. The store sold souvenirs, shells, and other hazarai. The bathhouse also had a restaurant named Gaido’s Seafood. Having lived in Houston during the 1980’s and 1990’s, I ate at the restaurant many times and it was considered a Galveston institution. The restaurant remains in business today. The photographer of this postcard portrait, Louis Tobler (1866-1944), was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States in 1879. This portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN OLDER AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN (1917)

An older African American woman poses for her photograph at an unknown studio in an unknown location. The woman projects and image of wisdom, warmth, and amiableness. An inscription of the reverse this vintage real photo postcard reveals that the photo was taken in 1917. The AZO stamp box confirms the date since it indicates that the postcard was published during that period (1904-1918). Photo postcards of African Americans, that are in good condition, are not all that common. This postcard has great clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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