THREE PORTRAITS OF PROVOCATIVE GERMAN SILENT FILM STAR RUTH WEYHER

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This vintage real photo postcard features German silent film actress, Ruth Weyher (1901-1983). She was born in Neumark, East Prussia, Germany.  Weyher grew up in Danzig where she studied painting until she switched to a conservatory to study singing. An illness robbed her of her singing voice and in 1919 she travelled to Berlin where she studied a Max Reinhardt’s theatre school. Reinhardt was a well known director and producer. She appeared in 48 films between 1920 and 1930. She starred in director Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s film “Secrets of the Soul” (1926). She also produced a film in 1929. During her career, Weyher only appeared in a few sound movies and she abandoned acting after marrying publisher Hans Geiselberger in 1932. It is reported that she retired at her husband’s request. The video clip below features Miss Weyher in her appearance in the film “Shadows: A Nightly Hallucination” (1923). The film title translation was done by “google translate”. Weyher’s costar in this film was Austrian stage and film actor Fritz Kortner (1892-1970). A review of this film describes Weyher as “beautiful and passionate”.  Ruth Weyher’s appearance in this film can be described as risque or provocative. One of the themes of this film is infidelity. This postcard was published by Ross Verlag and is part of a series (no. 3529/1). The portrait of Miss Weyher was taken by Alex Schmoll, a photographer located in Berlin, Germany. There is Italian print on the reverse of the postcard that roughly translates as “Exclusive sale publisher: Ballerini and Fratini, Firenze (Florence, Italy). A bit of research reveals that the publishing house, Ballerini & Fratini Montespertoli began in Florence in the year 1912.                                     

The second postcard featuring Ruth Weyher was also published by Ross Verlag. The postcard is part of a series (no. 3089/1). This portrait of Miss Weyher  has her posed in position to display her bare back. She has an engaging smile and holds a large fan of dark feathers. Some may find this image somewhat sexually provocative. The photographer of this photograph is Kiesel of Berlin, Germany.

Postcard 3 This vintage real photo postcard features Miss Weyher holding an adorable kitten. This postcard was published by Iris Verlag and is part of a series (no. 892). The portrait of Miss Weyher was taken by Kiesell, a photographer located in Berlin, Germany. This postcard has remnants of it’s former scrapbook home on back of card. It is in  overall good condition (see scans). 

 

 

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL WHITE CAT : ROTARY PHOTO

catThis vintage real photo postcard features a beautiful white cat. This regal looking feline deserves “best of show” honors. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo which was located in London, England. It was produced in the 1900’s decade and was part of a series (A.710). The Rotary Photographic Company was founded in London in 1901. It was a major publisher of real photo postcards. This vintage postcard is in good condition. 

 

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THE CATS ARE LEAVING THE CATSKILLS : WONDERFUL POSTCARD FOR CAT OR CATSKILL COLLECTORS

This vintage postcard takes a humorous look at the Catskills, a mountain resort area in upstate New York. The Catskills resorts were very popular in the mid twentieth century. Though less visited, many of the resorts are still in operation. The Catskills are located about 90 minutes from New Yok City. This postcard presents two cats riding in a cart being pulled by two other cats. The riders have a lot of baggage as they leave the resort area. A train can be seen in the background. This postcard was published by The Ruben publishing Company. The firm was located in Newburgh, New York. This postcard was part of a series and has two identification numbers (216947 and 62).The Ruben Publishing company was founded by Jacob Ruben (1882-1974). He also operated a stationery store.. Ruben emigrated to the United States from Russia. He became a well known commercial photographer in the Hudson River Valley. He was noted for his tourist photographs as well as for his photos of local civic projects occurring in the area. SOLD

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SMILING GIRL AND TWO ADORABLE KITTENS (1906)

This vintage undivided real photo postcard features a smiling girl holding two adorable kittens. She appears to be in her teenage years. This card was published by the Photograph Company of America. The firm was located in Chicago, Illinois. The message on this postcard was written in 1906. Interestingly, the writer wrote in the stamp box, “I am out of stamps”. This postcard is in good condition. Note the corner wear (see scans).

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AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL POSES WITH HER KITTEN

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl, with mussed hair, posing for her photo alongside her kitten. The darling child has a wonderful grin as she gets as close as she can to he pretty cat. The kitten is perched on a table and is looking directly at the camera. This postcard is part of a series (70 no7676). This card was published by Rotophot GmbH of Berlin, Germany. The postcard is in good condition (see scans and note wear on bottom left-hand corner).

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL HUGGING HER TORTOISE SHELL TABBY CAT

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl hugging her tortoise shell tabby cat. The child appears entranced by the gorgeous feline. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer. He was a well known and acclaimed photographer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. This postcard is dated in the year, 1920. The card is color tinted and part of a series (no1352). I used an online translation app to learn the meaning of the caption at the bottom of this photo postcard. The translation is “kiss the mistress – he turns a deaf ear: have we, I ask you, such demands“. The quotation puts a spotlight on the strong independent nature of house cats. This real photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).   

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND HER TWO PRECIOUS CATS (PUBLISHED BY FAUVETTE)

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl. She is carrying two beautiful cats. One is peeking out of a wicker basket. This little girl is quite industrious. She is also transporting a second cat, a cloth bag, and a bouquet of flowers. She must have been so busy remembering what cargo she was taking from home that she forgot to put on her shoes. This postcard was made in France and was published by Fauvette (no.1319). The postcard was most likely published in 1913 as a closely numbered Fauvette card in the Cabinet Card Gallery collection has a 1913 postmark.   ADDENDUM: Further research reveals that the model in this postcard is most likely, Hani Reinwald, sister of popular postcard model, Grete Reinwald. Both girls became stage and film actresses.  SOLD

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PRETTY TEENAGE GIRL AND HER PHOTOGENIC BLACK CAT

black cat 1 2020-05-14_104344This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman and her black cat. She appears to be in her teenage years. Note her coy smile. Her cat is certainly photogenic. This French postcard is dated 1925 and was published by Alfred Noyer. Noyer was well known and acclaimed for his work photographing nude, or partially clad, beautiful women. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO ADORABLE KITTENS AND THEIR KNITTING

kitten knitting 1This vintage real photo postcard is captioned “knitters”. This photograph captures two adorable kittens playing with knitting. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no. 647). The card is from circa 1910’s and is in very good condition.

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CUTE SIAMESE CATS FROM SIBERIA (STRIKING REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

Almost all kittens are cute, but this pair of siamese kittens are among the cutest I have ever seen. I know very little about this photo postcard. The former owner of this postcard lived in Siberia, a large Russian Province in Northern Asia. The postcard was published by a Russian company that interestingly, uses a Pegasus-like figure in it’s logo. The postcard is in very good condition The postcard measures about 4″ x 5  5/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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