PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE WELL DRESSED LITTLE BOY IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

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zurcich cdv 1 This Carte de Visite portrait features an adorable little boy. He is dressed in a very cute outfit for his day at the photo studio. Note his wonderful hat. He is standing next to a table holding an open book. Having viewed thousands of cdv’s and cabinet cards, it is clear that books are among the favorite props used by photographers during that era. The photographer who took this cdv photograph is from the Ph. & E. Link studio, which was located in  Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. This carte de visite photo is in very good condition.

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Published in: on February 6, 2019 at 11:44 am  Comments (1)  
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FIVE ADORABLE SCOUTS WITH FANTASTIC SMILES ENJOYING THE BEACH

scouts This vintage real photo postcard features five adorable uniformed boy and girl scouts sitting in a row on an unidentified beach. These children are enjoying life. Nothing like the innocence of youth. These kids offer good examples of  “wind-swept hair”. This real photo postcard portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on February 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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FOUR ADORABLE SCHOOL GIRLS ON THE MOVE IN AGEN, FRANCE (1946)

school kids Four adorable school girls are captured by an amateur photographer in Agen, France. The girls are carrying their school books and they appear to be quite happy. In the background, it is evident that the sidewalk is filled with pedestrians. An inscription on the reverse of the snap shot indicates that this photo was taken in 1945. It is interesting to note that World War II ended in 1945, no more than a year before this photograph was shot. Agen is located in southwestern France and is beside the Garonne River. The city is 85 miles southeast of Bordeaux. This photo measures about 3 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ and is in excellent condition.  SOLD

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HORSE AND BUGGY STEADIED BY A YOUNG FARM BOY: HIS TWO SISTERS ARE IN THE BUGGY

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family buggy screen shot This vintage real photo postcard features a young farm boy steadying a horse by holding on to it’s bridle. The horse is hitched to a buggy. Presumably, the girls occupying the buggy are the boy’s two younger sisters. In the background, stands a large barn or stable. Also in the background is an adult woman who is standing on the porch of the house. She is wearing a hat and holding an umbrella. On the ground next to the horse is a cluster of boxes and a pail. This photograph appears to have been taken out in the country, where and when, horse and buggy transportation was not uncommon. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE BOY WEARING AN IMPRESSIVE NATIVE AMERICAN COSTUME

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This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little boy wearing a beautiful Native American costume. Note his feathered headdress. It is likely that this child was photographed in France and is dressed for the Carnival. This private studio postcard is in excellent condition (see scans). Addendum: A visitor pointed out to me that this postcard is not of French origin (see his comment below). The postcard is actually English.

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ADORABLE BRIGHT EYED LITTLE GIRL AND HER TEDDY BEAR IN SARAJEVO, YUGOSLAVIA

tom thumb 3 Ain’t she sweet? This adorable little girl and her teddy bear, pose for their portrait at a photo studio in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The child is enchantingly dressed. Sarajevo later  became the capital of Bosnia. This photo postcard measures about 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on December 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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ADORABLE PORTRAIT OF A BRIDE AND GROOM AND WEDDING PARTY AT A TOM THUMB WEDDING (1929)

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This vintage real photo postcard is a spectacular portrait of a bride, groom, and wedding party at a “Tom Thumb” wedding. These faux weddings were similar to adult weddings. Children would dress up in real wedding clothes, take part in a fake humorous wedding ceremony, and attend lavish parties. “Tom Thumb” weddings are named after the celebrated wedding of P. T. Barnum’s dwarf performer, General Tom Thumb. That wedding took place in 1863. Tom Thumb weddings became very popular. They were theoretically, vehicles to teach children about religious values, to model adult behavior, to offer entertainment, and, at least some of them, raised money for charity. The message on this postcard was written in 1929 and is in French. The photograph has excellent clarity and appears to be issued by a private studio. If so, this image is likely one of a kind. The postcard is in good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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Published in: on December 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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PORTRAIT OF THREE “FUTURE MEXICAN BELLES”

mexicoThis vintage real photo postcard features three indigenous Mexican little girls standing behind a large urn. The children are barefoot and likely quite poor. A caption printed on the postcard declares them as “Future Mexican Belles”. I am not particularly comfortable with that caption and by today’s standards, it would be considered “politically incorrect”. This postcard was published by H. H. Stratton. The company was located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and operated between 1908 and 1915. Stratton published many international postcards and is known for a series of postcards showing scenes of the Great White Fleet visiting a number of ports around the world. They also published Tarjeta postcards from Cuba. It was common knowledge that Stratton stole many images from other publishers, retouched them, and then printed them under their own name.   SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND HER KEWPIE DOLL (1926-1940’s)

 

clluloid flapper This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl, seated on a bench, and holding a little doll. The doll appears to be a kewpie doll. Kewpie is a brand of doll which was modeled after a comic strip character created by cartoonist Rose O’Neill in 1909. The doll had a similar appearance to cupid. In 1912 the first kewpie doll appeared and it was a bisque doll. Later, the dolls were made of composition (1920’s), celluloid (1930’s and 1940’s), and later plastic kewpies made their appearance. A person knowledgable about dolls, told me that the doll seen in this photograph is made of celluloid. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the photograph was taken sometime between 1926 and the 1940’s. This photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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Published in: on December 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE UNDERAGE DRIVER AND HIS PEDAL CAR (1937)

pedal car 3This vintage real photo postcard is charming. The postcard features a portrait of an adorable little boy sitting in his pedal car. This underage driver’s car has a license plate for the year 1937. This photograph was likely taken at or around that year. The photographer, the subject, and the location where this photo was taken, are all unidentified. This photograph of a boy and his toy, is in very good condition (see scans).

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