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. At first glance, this postcard is in very good condition. However, it is important to note that there is a light crease running through the darker of the two pictured hats (see scans).

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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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NAOMI CHILDERS: GLAMOROUS AMERICAN SILENT FILM ACTRESS

This vintage real photo postcard features silent film actress, Naomi Childers (1892-1964). Although she was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, her parents were English. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and was educated in the Maryville convent. She began acting at age three. At age ten, she played the title roles in both “Red Riding Hood” and “Alice in Wonderland” at St. Louis’s Odeon Theater. In 1912 she played roles in “The Great Name” and “Madame X”. Childers had one Broadway appearance which occurred in “The Great Name” ( 1911 ). Childers”s film career began in 1913. For the most part, she was a character actress. She played roles in “The Turn of the Road (1915) and “The Writing on the Wall” (1916). She spent four years working with the Vitagraph company. Her most popular role was in “Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation” in which she played a modern Joan of Arc. She joined the Commonwealth Company in 1917. Although Childers played many dramatic roles, she preferred comedy. The IMDb lists 104 film credits for Miss Childers. She was quite beautiful. She was blonde and had deep blue eyes. She was voted the most beautiful woman in Japan, and many of her fans and critics found her physical appearance very similar to Sarah Bernhardt. She did a great deal of modeling work and her nickname was “the girl with the Grecian face”. Childers was married twice. Her first husband was Harold Darling Shattuck, the head of a major candy company. She was later married to Luther A. Reed, a film writer and director. They were married nine years until their divorce in 1929. In her later years, Childers had significant financial problems. Upon learning of her struggles, Louis B. Mayer awarded her a lifetime contract with MGM. Miss Childers looks very glamorous in this postcard image. She is wearing a fur stole and a large hat. Her jewelry includes a necklace, bracelet and wrist watch. This postcard has an AZO stamp box indicating that it was published between 1904 and 1918. The postcard is part of a series (#218). It is in excellent condition (see scans).

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AFRICAN AMERICAN LITTLE GIRL WITH A BIG NAME: MARGARET ALICE VERA VANCE

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable African American little girl sitting in a tree. The little girl’s mother wrote a touching message on the reverse of the postcard. “Her name is Margaret Alice Vera Vance. I can’t tell you how much I love my baby “Mgrt” but I can assure you that she doesn’t go hungry or cold.”  This postcard was never mailed and is in very good condition. The “AZO” stamp box indicates that the postcard was produced between 1904 and 1918.

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