TWO HANDSOME SOLDIERS POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (WORLD WAR I ERA)

This vintage real photo postcard features two handsome uniformed World War I era soldiers posing for their portrait at a studio in Baltimore, Maryland. The photograph was taken by Martin D Trainor. His name is embossed near the bottom right hand corner of the image. The Maryland Historical Society has one or more of his photographs in their collection. The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard was published between 1918-1930. This vintage postcard is in excellent condition.

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Published in: on April 11, 2020 at 4:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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ADORABLE LITTLE BOY AND AN EARLY WOODEN TRICYCLE

This vintage postcard features a adorable little boy, or possibly a girl, sitting on a wooden tricycle. The photograph was likely taken on the front porch of the child’s home. Note that there are two figures of a child on a trike either drawn on, or part of, the child’s shirt. The  two figures seem to be similar to the stitching on the child’s sleeve cuffs and collar. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this photo postcard indicates that it was printed between 1910 and 1930. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on March 21, 2020 at 12:01 pm  Comments (1)  
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TWO LAWMEN POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN A SMALL TOWN

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This vintage real photo postcard features two lawmen posing in front of a house or office building. Both men are wearing badges which likely indicates they represent some form of law enforcement. An inscription on the reverse of the card identifies the men as Josiah and Joel “Cade”. I am unsure that I deciphered their last name correctly. The men are nephews of the inscriber. Not quite the Earp brothers, but this is a nice portrait of two brothers serving as serving in small town law enforcement. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard, indicates that the card was produced sometime between 1904 and 1918. The postcard is in good condition (see scans).

ADDENDUM: A viewer of this postcard offered additional information concerning the men in this image. His genealogical research revealed that the subjects are Josiah Eade Jr (1887-1911) and his brother, Joel Eade (1891-1963). They were born in Republic, Michigan.  This photograph has to have been taken before 1911.

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Published in: on November 23, 2019 at 3:02 pm  Comments (4)  
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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY OLDER WOMAN WRAPPED IN FURS

This vintage real photo postcard features an oval portrait of a pretty older woman wrapped in furs. She looks quite fashionable. She was living in an era when wearing furs was not politically incorrect. Her head covering is a very nice accessory. She looks great. The woman appears to be displaying a pursed lips smile. The postcard’s stamp box indicates that it was published sometime between 1924 and 1949. The woman’s photograph was taken by the Passport Studio in Toronto, Canada.This real photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans) .

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PORTRAIT OF THREE YOUNG SIBLINGS

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3 kids 1 This vintage real photo postcard features three well dressed siblings posing at an unidentified photographer’s studio in an unidentified location. The youngest boy is holding his hat in his left hand and in his right hand he is gripping an object. Perhaps someone can figure out what exactly he is holding.The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard was created sometime between 1904 and 1918), This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTHER AND SON (1926-1940)

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afram boy and mom 1 This vintage real photo postcard features an African American mother posing proudly next to her adorable and well dressed young son. He is wearing an adorable outfit, probably his sunday best. The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard was published between 1926 and 1940.  SOLD

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A BOY RIDING A DONKEY: NEITHER ONE LOOKS TOO THRILLED

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boy riding donkey 1 This vintage real photo postcard features an image of a young boy riding a donkey. The boy is well dressed and is wearing a shirt and tie. He is seated on a saddle, holding the reins, and his feet are in the stirrups. Neither the boy nor the donkey appear happy. The reverse of the postcard identifies the boy as being Ralph W. Ruck and indicates that the boy was eight years old at the time of the photograph. Research reveals that Ralph was born in either 1906 or 1907 in Pennsylvania  (this dates the image to about 1914). The 1930 US census finds Ralph living in Middlesex, New Jersey with his parents and sister. A 1936 business directory lists Ralph as living in Somerville, Jew Jersey with his wife, Bertha S. Ruch. Social security information reports that Ralph died in 1994.. This postcard is addressed to a boy in Jamison City, Pennsylvania. The postcard paper was produced by AZO sometime between 1904 and 1918.  (SOLD)boy riding donkey 2

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PORTRAIT OF TWO TOUGH LOOKING MEN

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fauw woods 2 guys 1 This vintage real photo postcard features two tough looking men. These guys mean business. Are they cops? Are they criminals? The stamp box indicates that this postcard dates back to sometime between 1904 and 1918. This vintage postcard portrait is in very good condition.   (SOLD)

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YOUNG ITALIAN BEAUTY OFFERS HER SINCERE LOVE

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italian beauty This vintage real photo postcard features a seated young Italian beauty holding a large bouquet of flowers. She is wearing a hairband and a half smile. The postcard is color tinted. An inscription can be found on the reverse of the postcard. The Italian writing can be loosely translated as “I offer my sincere love and memories”. The woman’s name is also written on the back of the postcard. Her name is “Aigene Anziletti”. The postcard paper was produced by AZO sometime between 1924 and 1949.   (SOLD)

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Published in: on March 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF ELOISE BELL (SIXTEEN WEEKS OLD) AND HER MOM AND DAD

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family 3 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of the Bell family. Charlie and Belle and their infant Eloise pose for the unidentified photographer. Have you noticed that mom’s name is Belle Bell? The message on the reverse of the postcards reveals that Eloise weighted 14 3/4 lbs at the time this photograph was taken. The AZO stamp box indicates that this postcard was produced sometime between 1904 and 1918. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

 

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