A SOLDIER STANDS IN A FARMERS FIELD WITH HIS BICYCLE (FOXCO)

This photograph features a uniformed soldier standing in a farmer’s field and posing behind his bicycle. This photo was found in a shop in the Texas Hill Country. It was part of a group of Foxco images from the mid 1940’s. This photograph was developed by Foxco of San Antonio. The company has an interesting history.  The Fox Photo Studio was opened by Arthur C. Fox in 1906 in San Antonio, Texas. Fox sold the studio for seven hundred dollars to Carl D. Newton in 1909. Newton was a clever entrepreneur. One of his gimmicks was to offer a free camera to anyone buying three rolls of film and prepaying developing and printing fees. His successor to the business was Carl D Newton II.  By the mid 1930’s Fox advertised itself as the world’s largest Kodak finishers. Their processing plant was in operation around the clock. The company expanded and opened facilities in Dallas, Houston, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The company grew and grew and ultimately reached 12,000 dealers nationwide. In 1986, the company was sold to Kodak. Carl D Newton III kept the retail division of the business, calling it Fox Photo. Later, the business changed hands a number of times until it faded into history.  The photo measures about 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ and is in very good condition.

Buy this Vintage Photograph (includes shipping within the US) #2875

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$9.50

Buy this Vintage Photograph (includes International shipping outside the US) #2875

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$18.00

PORTRAIT OF PRETTY LITTLE BLONDE GIRL WITH AN ITCH

A pretty little blonde girl is the subject of this vintage snapshot photograph. She has a cherubic smile and curly hair. Apparently, she also has an itch. Note the tricycle in the background. This photo is printed on agfa lupex photo paper. This paper was produced in Germany sometime after 1945.The image measures about 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

Buy this original Vintage Snapshot Photograph (includes shipping within the US) #2750

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$12.50

Buy this original Vintage Snapshot Photograph (includes International shipping outside the US) 2750

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$20.50

 

 

Published in: on May 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
Tags: , ,

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).  (SOLD)

Published in: on September 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

PORTRAIT OF A FRENCH BOY AND HIS BICYCLE

This vintage real photo postcard features a well dressed young boy posing with his bicycle. The boy is wearing a black armband. Black armbands were first utilized as a sign of mourning in 1770’s England. This postcard is of French origin and was published circa 1910. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

Published in: on August 6, 2018 at 3:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE TYKE ON A TRIKE IN HULL, ENGLAND

This vintage real photo postcard is special. The photograph features an adorable little boy riding a tricycle. Note the bell on the handlebars.He is wearing a long coat and cap. He is also wearing a happy expression as he poses for female photographer, Alice Gibson in Hull, England. Hull is a port city in East Yorkshire, England. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

Buy this original Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping to the US) #2439

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below.

$28.50

 

Buy this original Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) #2439

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below.

$36.50

 

Published in: on June 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  

MISS MATTIE LOVEDAY AND HER BICYCLE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

This cabinet card has seen better days. It is quite faded and appears to have been trimmed. The young woman in this photograph poses with a bicycle for an unknown photographer. The subject of this cabinet card image is identified by an inscription on the reverse of the photo. The young lady in the photograph is Miss Mattie Loveday. Preliminary research yielded a disappointingly small amount of information. Here is what we know. The 1900 US census reveals that Miss Loveday was born in 1883 and was a student living in Washington D.C.. She lived with her father (James P. Loveday) and mother (Florence D. Loveday). Also in the home was a 20 year old brother (Arthur), 11 year old sister (Annie), and 7 year old brother (Leo). Her father and older brother both worked as clerks. The brother was also a soldier. Mattie was 17 years old at the time of the 1900 census and it is my guess that this photograph was taken close to that year.  SOLD

 

Published in: on February 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE BOY ON A TRICYCLE IN TOPEKA, KANSAS

This cabinet card portrait features a little boy sitting on a tricycle. The bike appears to be made from wood. The child is wearing a bow tie and a serious expression. The image was produced by the Mohler studio in Topeka, Kansas. J. W. Mohler was born in Indiana in 1850. While young, his family moved to Missouri. Mohler enlisted th the 3rd Illinois Infantry (Co. H) as a fifer. He spent two years at a garrison in Detroit. In 1871 he married Belle Viard. He came to Topeka to work as a photographer in 1880. He is listed in the Topeka business directories from at least 1882 through 1895. At one point he was partnered in a photography business named Mohler & Rector.

Published in: on September 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , ,

THREE YOUNG MEN AND THEIR BICYCLES AND THEIR CIGARETTES

A European (probably French) photography studio created this portrait of three young men posing with two bicycles. The men are well dressed but give the appearance of ruffians. The cigarettes hanging from their lips create a roguish look. Two of the boys are wearing high boots which indicate that they are the bike owners. Tucking pant bottoms into the boots prevented bike accidents. This photo postcard of a trio of bikers is a rare find and likely dates to the 1900’s decade.  SOLD

Published in: on March 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

A NERVOUS YOUNG MAN AND HIS BICYCLE

bike-boy

This vintage real photo postcard features a young man standing beside his bicycle. The look on his face can be described as similar to a “deer in the headlights”. One could also describe his expression as nervous. It is as if he just got caught doing something wrong. Maybe it has something to do with the cigarette that he is holding in his right hand, though I doubt it. He is wearing a great outfit and cap but I would surmise that his boots don’t make pedaling a bicycle particularly easy. Note that the backdrop in this studio photo is quite pretty and detailed despite that it is obviously fake. This postcard was produced in the very early 1900’s.  (SOLD)

bike-boy-1

Published in: on January 3, 2017 at 5:52 pm  Comments (2)  
Tags:

A FATHER AND HIS YOUNG SON OUT FOR A BICYCLE RIDE

bike

This vintage real photo postcard features a father and his young son outside for a bicyclc ride. The pair are posed in front of a large tree. Father is well dressed and wearing a cap. The little boy is also well dressed and he is wearing a straw hat. The postcard appears to be of French origin and is a rare find.

bike-2

Published in: on November 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: