ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL HOLDING A BOUQUET OF ROSES ALOFT

 

An adorable little girl wearing a frilly dress is the star of this vintage real photo postcard. She is absolutely adorable as she flashes a wide smile and holds a bouquet of roses (?) aloft. Beside the darling child is a basket of flowers. The postcard was published by E. A. Schwerdtfeger & Co. (EAS) and was part of a series (no. 04721/5). The publisher was established in 1894 and expanded in 1920 when the company took over the publishing department of NPG. EAS had offices in Berlin and London.

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Published in: on May 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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ADORABLE AND FASHIONABLE LITTLE BOY AND HIS BIG TOY HORSE IN TRURO, ENGLAND

This cabinet card portrait features a little boy holding the reigns of his toy horse in one hand and a whip in the other hand. The child is adorably dressed from head to toe. The toy horse beside him is nearly as tall as he is, and is very realistic looking. The horse even has a mane with real hair. E. I. Ellery is the photographer of this lovely image. His studio was located in the city of Truro which is located in Cornwall, England. On the reverse of the photograph is a very elaborate logo advertising Mr. Ellery’s services. An inscription on the reverse identifies the child as being “Percy Rogers” at two years and two months of age.

Published in: on May 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm  Comments (2)  
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TWO ADORABLE LITTLE GIRLS, THEIR TEDDY BEARS, AND THEIR PUPPY HAVING A GARDEN PARTY

This vintage real photo postcard is absolutely adorable. Kudos to the photographer. Two cute young girls smile as they enjoy their garden party. Invited guests include two teddy bears and a little white dog. The pup is sitting in wagon and appears to be doing a good job of cooperating with the photographer. The party-goers are sitting in a beautiful garden. They are surrounded by lovely flowers. One could get the impression, from looking at this image, that these sweet children may be from a wealthy family and are being photographed at their family’s estate. This photo postcard has a “AZO” stamp box which indicates it was published between 1904 and 1918. Close examination of the front of the postcard (left hand corner) reveals an embossed identification of the photographer. The photo was taken by the Rollins Photo Company of Lisbon, Ohio. Benjamin Rollins (1863-1930) is listed in the 1910 US Census and is reported to be a photographer who operated is own studio/gallery.

Published in: on May 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A SMALL BABY SITTING IN A LARGE CHAIR IN SPRING GROVE, MINNESOTA

This cabinet card portrait features a cute baby sitting in a large upholstered chair. The photographer of this photograph is Chris Engell. He operated a studio in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Preliminary investigation revealed little about Engell’s life. One document was located that reported that he was a landowner in Spring Grove in 1896.

Published in: on May 10, 2018 at 7:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL WEARING A FUR COAT AND HOLDING A DOLL

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable wide-eyed little girl dressed in winter clothing. She is wearing a fur coat and a winter hat. The girl is holding a doll. This photograph was taken by Ferdinand Ertl and the postcard was published by Bradux (c.1930’s). The card is part of a series (86539). Ertl’s studio was located in the Tamsweg-Lungau region of Austria.

 

Published in: on May 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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AN ADORABLE NICELY DRESSED LITTLE GIRL IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This cabinet card portrait features an adorable nicely dressed little girl. She was photographed at the Juan Guarneri studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the child’s name is Bernadina and that the photograph was taken in 1891.

Published in: on May 3, 2018 at 9:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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AFRICAN AMERICAN LITTLE GIRL BASKING IN THE SUNLIGHT

This snapshot features an African American little girl asking in the sunlight. She has a lovely smile. The child is wearing a sailor outfit and has a bow in her hair. She is standing on a cement sidewalk in front of a large building. Note her shadow, which appears on the column behind her. Judging by the architecture, this photo was likely taken in a city or a large town.  The photograph measures about 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.

Published in: on April 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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TENNIS ANYONE? PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

This vintage real photo postcard features a mother and daughter. The mom is wearing a bold striped shirt. The little girl is holding a tennis racket and has a wonderful smile. This postcard was published by Thomas Illingworth & Co. (T.I.C.). The company was a paper manufacturer founded about 1904. They produced the “Horse Shoe Brand” photographic paper in London England. In 1919 they were bought by British Photographic Supplies company, Ilford. An internet source states that the company produced postcards with horseshoe stamp boxes between 1919 and 1930. Symbols were used to identify the date the postcard paper was produced. Note the triangle on the reverse of the card which can be found between the words “Post” and “Card”. The triangle indicates that this postcard stock was produced in 1928.

PORTRAIT OF SWEET LITTLE OTTO AND HIS HOOP TOY (1913)

This sweet little boy is adorably dressed. He poses for his studio portrait in front of a very nice backdrop painting of the sea. The child is holding on to a hoop toy. He takes extra precaution that the toy won’t roll away by standing on the bottom of the hoop. A note below the image identifies the boy as Otto and the year the photograph was taken (1913). I am not a linguist so I can only guess what language the embossed studio information is written in. My hypothesis is that this photograph was taken in Russia, or possibly Greece. If I am correct, one wonders what a boy with a German name (Otto) is doing in Russia or Greece. Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to identify the language and leave a comment which will solve the mystery.

Published in: on April 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  

PORTRAIT OF TWO YOUNG AND ADORABLE SIBLINGS

I found this vintage photograph on a trip to the Texas Hill Country. Two siblings, presumably a brother and sister, pose for their portrait in this post cabinet card era photograph. The pair are adorably dressed. The young girl holds a parasol in one hand and her brothers arm with the other hand. The boy is wearing a wide brimmed straw hat and a bow tie. As he is being photographed, he is fiddling with his very loose belt. The photographer’s name is embossed on the mat of the photo (lower right hand corner). The name is difficult to decipher, but I believe the name is “Whitney”. The location of the studio is not identified.

Published in: on March 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment