MISS DOROTHY FROSTICK : POPULAR CHILD ACTRESS, DANCER, AND SINGER

This vintage real photo postcard features English actress, dancer, and singer; Miss Dorothy Frostick. In 1901, Frostick made her debut in the successful musical dream play, “Bluebell in Fairyland”. The play appeared at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. The stars of the show were Seymour Hicks and Ellaline Teriss, a theatrical married couple. Frostick appeared again with the couple in “The Cherry Girl” (1903) and in a revival of Bluebell in 1905. There is a void of information about Miss Frostick until 1912 at which time she joined a pierrot group, “The Quaints”. She appeared with the group until at least 1914. Her final documented London appearance was in a musical and dance production, “The Latest Craze” (1919). The show bombed and closed after twenty-five performances. A portrait of Dorothy Frostick appears in England’s National Portrait Gallery. The photo on this postcard was produced by the International Art Company, which was based in Ipswich, England. This postcard was published by Rotary Photo (active 1897-1916) as part of their Rotary Photographic Series (no. 1617D). This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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AN ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE SCHOOLBOY SITTING AT HIS DESK

This vintage photograph features a most adorable schoolboy sitting at his desk. An open book, awaiting attention, sits on his desk. The wide-eyed boy is dressed beautifully and he is well coiffed.. Mom must have known it was picture day for his class. This photograph was likely taken sometime in the 1940’s or 1950’s. The photo measures about 3 1/2″ x 5″ and is in excellent condition.

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1889 CALENDAR ADVERTISING HOYT GERMAN COLOGNE AND RUBIFOAM TOOTHPASTE (TRADE CARD)

This vintage trade card was distributed as a premium by E. W. Hoyt & Co which was headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.The 1889 calendar was distributed as an advertisement for Hoyt’s German Cologne and Rubifoam (for the teeth).  Hoyt’s cologne is billed as “The most fragrant and lasting of all perfumes”. In 1889, you could purchase a large bottle of the fragrance for just $1.00. Interestingly, this trade card calendar was scented with the cologne it advertised in order to serve as a sample. The year 1889 was a year full of interesting events in the United States.  North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Montana all became US states. Benjamin Harrison was sworn in as the 23rd President. The Johnstown flood killed more than 2200 people in Pennsylvania. The Wall Street Journal was first published. This trade card measures about 3 3/8″ x 5 3/4″.  (SOLD)

 

 

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL DOING SCHOOLWORK

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The little girl seen in this photograph is absolutely adorable. The bow in her hair adds to her cuteness. She is wearing earrings and a ring. The youngster is bright eyed and appears quite studious. I believe the photograph is best described as a snapshot but I am not entirely certain. Perhaps labeling it a “vintage photograph” would suffice. It measures about 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″. I had hoped that magnifying the calendar in this photo would provide the approximate date it was taken. Unfortunately, my efforts went unrewarded. Despite the uncertainties, this image is special. This photograph is in very good condition (see scans).                                       

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FIVE ADORABLE SIBLINGS IN CHALKIDA, GREECE

This vintage real photo postcard features five adorable siblings. It is a bit puzzling that four of the children are wearing winter coats, while the older boy is wearing shorts and an open jacket. The photo was taken at a studio in Chalkida, Greece.  Chalkida is the major town on the island of Euboea. This postcard is in good condition (see scan). Note the small crease that runs from the edge of the card and across the oldest boy’s right coat sleeve.

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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL IN A PLAID DRESS HOLDING A HOOP TOY IN BORDEAUX, FRANCE

This carte de visite portrait features a young girl wearing a plaid dress and holding a hoop and stick toy. The photographer of this photo is J. Ernest Forest and he operated a studio in Bordeaux, France. Advertising on the reverse of the cdv indicates that the studio won prizes at exhibitions in Bordeaux and Paris.This photograph is in good condition (see scans). A look at the top of the backside of the cdv reveals that this photo is likely a former resident of a photo album or picture frame.  (SOLD)

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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

kempf 1          This cabinet card has many of the features of the “typical” little girl portrait of it’s era. A cute little girl poses in a nice dress alongside the customary chair and fur. The subject is wearing a necklace. She appears to be gazing at the camera with a degree of caution. The photograph was taken at Kempf’s Art Studios which was located in Brooklyn, New York. Advertising on the reverse of the photograph indicates that “Artistic Portraits of Children has been our Successful Specialty for 22 Years”. Charles L. Kempf was a photographer that began operating a Brooklyn studio in at least the late 1870’s and the studio was named after himself. He was listed in a Brooklyn business directory as early as 1874. A new business name, “Kempf’s Photographic Art Gallery” was esablished in the 1890’s and was in business until at least 1905. An early advertisement for Kempf’s Photography business appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle in 1876. The Photographic Times (1894) reported that Kempf’s patent for a photographic plate holder had expired. The 1910 United States census reveals that Kemp was 61 years old and born in 1849. He was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1853, at the age of four years old. The census disclosed that he was married to Almira Kempf and lived with his wife and daughter, Florence (age 32).  (SOLD)

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PORTAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL WITH A BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND A WIDE DRESS

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl. She appears ecstatic about the opportunity to pose for the photographer. She grabs each side of her dress and pulls on them in excitement. Note her hair bow, bracelet, and the cross hanging from her necklace. This photograph was taken by the Auda studio. I can not determine/decipher the location of the studio. This photo postcard is in fair condition. The lower left hand corner is worn. (see scans)

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LITTLE GIRL SITTING ON A WINDOW LEDGE WITH MOM STANDING BEHIND HER “DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME BOYS AND GIRLS!”

This vintage snapshot photograph features a little girl sitting on a window ledge. Her mother is standing behind her squinting out the window. I think the child is in a dangerous position. She could easily fall out of the window, even if her mother is holding her. This photograph was taken in Europe by an amateur photographer. The photographer took a creative, but dangerous, photo. This snapshot measures about 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ and is in fair condition. It has no tears or pinholes but it is worn (see scans).

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ADORABLE TWIN GIRLS AND THEIR LITTLE SISTER (FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER) : AKA “LOVELESS IN CARLINVILLE”

This family portrait features adorable identical twin sisters and their younger sibling. The three children share the same face and hairstyle. Like many twins of today, these twins are dressed identically. The twins are holding hands and are standing in front of their sibling who is posed in a prominent position, centered and standing on a chair peering over her sisters shoulders. The photographer who created this photograph was Miss Trumbull of Carlinville, Illinois. The precious children in this photograph are identified on the reverse of the image. Their names are, from left to right, Lila, Georgia, and Lela Loveless. The U.S. census of 1920 sheds some light on the Loveless family. First of all, the family was probably far from loveless.  Cyness and Sarah Loveless had five children. The twins, Lila and Lela, and their little sister, Georgia, had an older brother named Lincoln and a younger brother (Mack) and younger sister (Sadie). It is interesting to note that the Loveless parents named a son Lincoln. The boy was born in 1896, and that despite the fact that three decades had passed since the civil war, the Loveless’s honored their native son assassinated President. After considering the census data, it is likely that this photograph was taken approximately 1904. By 1920, Lincoln Loveless, age 24, had joined his father working as a farmer. Unfortunately, research has not yet uncovered any information about the photographer of this image. Female photographers during this era were not common. Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to supply biographical information concerning Miss Trumbull.   SOLD

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