CHILD MAID AND CHILD BUTLER : A DEFINITE VIOLATION OF CHILD LABOR LAWS

This vintage real photo postcard features a young black boy wearing coveralls and a young girl dressed in a maid’s uniform. The boy is holding a feather duster and looking at the girl who standing on a table and is in deep concentration as she brushes off a sculpture. This photographer produced this image in a tongue and cheek manner. A caption on this postcard states “Valet de Chambre et Soubrette” (valet and maid). This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on May 26, 2020 at 7:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE BOY AND HIS ADORABLE CURLY HAIRED DOG IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

This cabinet card photograph is absolutely precious. The photographer did a fantastic job of posing the child and the dog. The child is wearing a half smile and the dog is flashing a serious and inquisitive stare at the photographer. Is this child a boy or a girl? It is difficult to ascertain oftentimes in vintage young children’s photographs. One confounding factor is that many boys wore dresses till they reached five or six years-old. Sometimes, but not always, the way a child parted their hair, can be a clue to identifying their gender. Boys generally wore their hair parted on the side while girl’s hair was usually parted in the center. This photograph was taken by the Hall and Son studio,  located in Detroit, Michigan. Henry M. Hall was born in New York in 1835. He married Eliza Hall in about 1855. The couple had three daughters and one son. The Detroit directory listed Henry and his son, Roswell (1864-?), as photographers as well as portrait and landscape painters in 1884. The firm employed two photographers, Alexander Campbell (1884) and John Bennett (1885). It is not clear if the photography studio operated beyond 1884-1885. During the 1890’s, Henry created a number of sign painting partnerships. He also had an interest in a cigar manufacturing company in 1898. Henry’s son, Roswell E. Hall was a painter and shipping clerk between 1879 and 1884. He worked as a photographer with his father between 1884 and 1885. He remained in Detroit and held various jobs; crockery store clerk and department manager (1886-1891), manufacturers agent and department store clerk (1892-1898), and foreman in an iron works (1899-1902 as well as in 1910). Roswell married Emma Hall in 1887 or 1888. The couple had four children. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans)

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THREE ADORABLE LITTLE GIRLS WITH FLOWERS IN THEIR HAIR

This vintage real photo postcard features three adorable little girls dressed in lacy colorful dresses and wearing flowers in their hair. The postcard was published by ABN and dates back to circa 1909. The postcard has a French stamp and a postmark from Ardeche, a department in southeast, France. The postcard in in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A BOY AND HIS VIOLIN

This vintage real photo postcard features a serious boy and his violin. At least, I think it’s a violin. In the past, I have not been particularly accurate in my identification of musical instruments. This photo was taken by Williams’ Pioneer studio which had locations in the English communities of Holloway, Wood Green. Stoke Newington, Tottenham, and Hackney. This postcard portrait is in good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE YOUNG CHILD SITTING ON A FABRIC CHAIR WHO KNOWS WHERE

This lovely cabinet card portrait features an adorable young child sitting on a fabric covered chair. In addition to being adorable, he/she has a wonderful expression. In my opinion, it is an expression indicating that he/she is being entertained by someone near the camera. Perhaps mom is trying to keep the youngster’s interest.  The child is holding something but I can not identify the object. I believe this cabinet card is of Russian origin, but this is just a guess. Due to a language barrier, I do not know the name of the photographer. However, I do know when this photograph was taken. The photo dates back to 1905. Print on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the photographer had won prizes at various exhibitions between 1898 and 1903. Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to fill in the blanks in regard to this photograph. This photo has great clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO ADORABLE SISTERS IN FANCY WINTER CLOTHING

This vintage real photo postcard features two adorable sisters wearing fancy winter clothing. These kids are an illustration of what it means to be “bundled up”. Note the children’s boots and hats. The youngest child is wearing a scarf that gives the appearance of a big ribbon. The ribbon makes her look like a wrapped Christmas gift. This postcard has an Artura stamp box which indicates that the card was published sometime between 1908 and 1924.  (SOLD)

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THREE PRETTY SISTERS IN SOFIA, BULGARIA (CDV)

This relatively large CDV features three pretty young girls. Presumably, they are sisters. One of the older girls is holding a book (possibly a notebook), while the other is has a rolled up paper in her right hand. The two girls expressions can best be described as austere. The littlest girl is much younger than her sisters. Note her straw hat. The trio in this photograph had their photo taken at a studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. The photographer’s last name is Bradukoff. This vintage photograph  measures about 4 3/4 x 3″.  (SOLD)

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL DRESSED FOR WINTER

 

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This snapshot photograph features an adorable little girl dressed in warm winter clothing. Enough said. The photo measures  3 3/8″ x 5″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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BABY RIDING A LARGE DOG : FUN REAL PHOTO POSTCARD

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2020-04-12_001842 dog baby 2This fun real photo postcard features a cute baby riding on a large dog. At first, I thought that this photograph was created via “trick photography” in the developing process. However, after looking further at the photo, I noticed that the baby’s parent was crouched behind the child in a hidden position. The parent is holding the child securely atop the dog. Note the parent’s hands under the baby’s arms. This photo was published by a studio in Margate, England. Margate is in Kent County in the United Kingdom. It is a coastal resort town. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE LITTLE BOY AND AN EARLY WOODEN TRICYCLE

This vintage postcard features a adorable little boy, or possibly a girl, sitting on a wooden tricycle. The photograph was likely taken on the front porch of the child’s home. Note that there are two figures of a child on a trike either drawn on, or part of, the child’s shirt. The  two figures seem to be similar to the stitching on the child’s sleeve cuffs and collar. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this photo postcard indicates that it was printed between 1910 and 1930. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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