PORTRAIT OF A FATHER AND SAILOR BOY SON IN AALBORG, DENMARK

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This carte de visite photograph features a father and son posing for their portrait at the studio of Ernst Gopel. The boy is wearing a nautical style outfit. The studio was located in Aalborg, Denmark. Aalborg is the fourth to largest city in Denmark. This cdv is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN INQUISITVE TODDLER IN ROANNE, FRANCE (CARTE DE VISITE)

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This Carte de Visite features an adorable child displaying a skeptical but very inquisitive expression. The toddler is sitting on a chair and wearing a short gown with strings across his/her shoulders. The child’s attire would be unacceptable today due to safety concerns. The photograph was taken by Jean Emile Dessendier of Roanne, a city in central France. The cdv was produced in 1889 or later as evidenced by the printing on the bottom border of the photograph which states that Dessendier won a photography medal at the 1889 Exposition at the University of Paris. This cdv portrait is in good condition (see scans).

 

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG FIREMAN IN GLEN’S FALLS, NEW YORK (CARTE DE VISITE)

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A uniformed young man poses for his portrait at a Glen’s Falls, New York photography studio. The photographers operating the studio were Conkey (George W.) & Hultz. The gentleman in this photograph appears to be a fireman. His belt buckle indicates that he was in the first company of the department. Note his Napoleonic pose. It is possible that the subject of this cdv photograph is actually a policeman, naval officer, or some other uniformed worker. However, I am fairly confident that he is a fireman. This carte de visite is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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DARLING LITTLE GIRL AND HER PULL TOY IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

This carte de visite gives center stage to a most adorable little girl. She is standing next to her pull toy, a very detailed jockey and horse. Note the horses realistic looking mane. The toy is on wheels. This photograph was taken at a photo studio belonging to C. G. Springer. Since Mr Springer owned  multiple studios, it is uncertain as to which particular location was the producer of this image. All three of Springer’s studios were in Czechoslavokia (Reichenberg, Teplitz, and Trautenau). This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

 

PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WITH CHARISMA IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (CDV)

A pretty young woman poses for her carte de visite portrait at the Charles S. Rawson Gallery on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York. I would estimate that the subject is in her teenage years. Her sparkling eyes and smile give her a very engaging appearance. The photographer, Charles S. Rawson is listed in Brooklyn business directories in at least !870 through 1892. This cdv is in very good condition (see scans)

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PORTRAIT OF YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL FRENCH COUNTESS MERCEDES ANDREE ERNESTINE

This carte de visite features a nicely dressed pretty young woman. She has very engaging and piercing eyes. The reverse of this portrait has an inscription which I believe is in French. I am hoping that a Cabinet Card visitor can translate the inscription to English. A vintage photograph enthusiast on Facebook translated the inscription as follows. “It is written to the Mercedes Sangard Countesse of Choumouroux at Chateau Choumouroux near Yssingeaux”. I believe that this photograph is a portrait of Mercédès Andrée Ernestine (born January 31, 1900 in Craponne sur Arzon and died December 25, 1919). She was a member of the House of Sagnard, one of the oldest noble families in France. The photographer of this image is Francois Cheri-Rousseau (1826-1908). He began his career in Cusset, France. He also worked in Marseilles and Paris. Most of his career, he operated a studio in Saint-Etienne. He had two sons who both became photographers and eventually took over their father’s business. Cheri Rousseau began his photography career in about 1860. He was considered a talented photographer and won may awards for his work. In 1876 he filed a patent for a process for painting on photographs with bold ink. Rousseau also published postcards.                                                                                                                                                                                                          SOLD

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MOTHER AND HER TWO CHILDREN IN DRESDEN, GERMANY

This carte de visite portrait features a pretty mother and her two adorable children. The older child, a boy, is wearing a nautical style outfit. The younger child, likely a girl, is wearing a necklace. The mother in this image is wearing a most interesting dress. The flower and large polka dot pattern is more “busy” than usually seen in photographs from this era. The photographer of this image is James Buchanan Aurig (1857-1935). He operated studios in Dresden, Germany. Aurig’s self portrait can be seen below. Aurig began working as a photographer at the age of 15 in Chemnitz. In 1878 he workied for photographer Johannes Schumacher in Dresden. He next worked with various Dresden photographers. He opened his first photographic studio in 1887. He photographed portraits, wedding photos, and current events. At the turn of the century he began to travel with his photographic equipment to the homes of famous Dresden residents to produce home portraits. He also was known for his architectural photographs. He was one of the most prominent photographers in Dresden at the turn of the century. One wonders if James Buchanon Aurig was named after the 15th US President, James Buchanan (1791-1868). Buchanan was the US President between 1857 and 1861. Aurig was born in 1857, the first year of Buchanan’s presidency. Based on the dates I just cited, it’s very likely the photographer was named after the President.

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AIN’T SHE SWEET: PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN KONIGSBERG, GERMANY

This fantastic carte de visite portrait features an adorable little girl with beautiful eyes. She is wearing a white ruffle dress with lace trim. The photographer of this cdv image is Wilhelm Seiler. He operated a studio in Konigsfeld im Schwarwald, a town in Germany. This cdv is an unusual size. It measures approximately 4 1/2″ x 2″.

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE BOY IN SCHWERIN, GERMANY

An adorable little boy poses for his portrait at the studio of H. Tonn in Schwerin, Germany. The young child appears quite poised and is so cute in his outfit which includes overalls (or are those straps..suspenders), bow tie, and wide rimmed hat. The cdv has an inscription on it’s reverse that I could not translate.

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THREE YOUNG SIBLINGS POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN NEW YORK CITY (PHOTO BY R. A. LEWIS)

This carte de visite portrait features three sisters posing for their portrait at the R. A. Lewis gallery in New York City. Each girl has a fabric band around just above their waist. My first impression was that the band was used by the photographer to discourage the kids from moving around during the photo shoot. I believe it is more likely that the bands are decorative. In fact, the two older girls are wearing identical dresses. In addition, note the handkerchief stuffed into the middle child’s dress pocket. Magnification confirms that it is a handkerchief and not a flaw in the photograph (see scan). Richard A. Lewis, the photographer of this image, was the son of William Lewis, a renownd Manufacturer of daguerreotype and wet plate cameras and other photographic apparatus. Richard opened a Daguerreotype studio in about the early 1840’s. Lewis moved his studio around New York City on several occasions. The Langdon Road directory contends that he was located at the 160 Chatham Street address (listed on this cdv) between 1864 and 1866 and through the 1880’s and 1890’s.

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