SWEET PHOTOGRAPH OF A LITTLE BOY RIDING A ST. BERNARD (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a sweet little boy dressed in winter clothing riding a large St. Bernard dog. Of course the dog is a stuffed toy but it sure looks realistic. In fact, the dog may actually be a stuffed “real” dog. This winter scene photograph is a rare find. The image was produced by a private studio. There are two photographer stamps on the reverse of the postcard. One stamp is from “Le Bon Photographe” (The Good Photographer?) which was located in Ostende, Belgium. Ostende is a coastal city in West Flanders. The second stamp states “Studio Universele” which was located in Brussels.   SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE BROTHER AND SISTER IN GAND, BELGIUM

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This cabinet card portrait features what appears to be teenage siblings. They are posing at the studio of Nestor Schaffers in Gand (Ghent), Belgium. The sister is well dressed. Note her lace sleeves, collar, and bib. The brother is wearing a double breasted jacket and a bow tie. He has adopted a Napoleon type pose by placing his hand under his jacket. The sister has her hand affectionately on her brother’s shoulder. The cabinet card has a distinctive red border.

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ATTRACTIVE AND FASHIONABLE COUPLE IN ANVERS (ANTWERP), BELGIUM

A very attractive and fashionable couple pose for their portrait at the Henry studio in Anvers, Belgium. The gentleman appears to be holding gloves. His top hat is visible on the table behind him.  The lovely lady is wearing a beautiful dress and a fancy hat. She is also wearing white gloves and holding a bouquet of flowers. This image may be a wedding photograph. The backstamp of the cabinet card indicates that the photographer, Henry, was the winner of a photography medal at the World Exposition in 1894.  Anvers, the home of Henry’s studio, was a port and financial center in northern Belgium. The city is located on the Scheldt river and was a center for the diamond industry.  Anvers was also the home of the first stock exchange (1460).  Anvers is the french name for Antwerp.

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