SMILING CHILD IN A BOX : XMAS PRESENTS : BELLEVILLE, KANSAS (1908)

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable child climbing out of a gift box. There are other presents next to the child’s gift box. The child is wearing a silly hat and a wonderful grin. This may or may not be a Christmas postcard. There is a “Merry Christmas” wish embedded in the postcard’s message. The writer of this postcard (Maggie) has sent the card to her Aunt and Uncle in Belleville, Kansas. She states in the message that her babies are well, but she finds that she has her “hands full” with them. Some things never change. This postcard was published by NPG as part of a series (no.762/5). The card is dated Christmas Eve, 1908. SOLD

XMAS DINNER : USS CEBU : NAVY : SAILORS : WORLD WAR ll : 1940’s : VINTAGE PHOTO

This vintage photograph features a group of sailors haveing Christmas dinner aboard the USS Cebu during the early to mid 1940’s. It is likely that this Navy photograph was taken during World War II. The sailors are certainly crowded together as they enjoy their holiday meal. Note the decorated Xmas tree in the background. The Cebu served as an engine repair ship. It was launched in 1943 and named after one of the islands that make up the Phiippines. While based in the Admiralty Islands, she repaired small and large ships to prepare them for the Invasion of the Philippines.  Later in the war, the Cebu was used to repair ships that were victims of Kamikaze attacks. This snapshot photograph measures 5″ x 4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A SWEET YOUNG WOMAN IN AUSTRALIA

This vintage real photo postcard was taken at an unidentified studio and not mass produced. The young woman posing for the photograph is wearing a plain dress, pearls, and earrings. She dressed up for the photo but no one would accuse her of being a fashionista. The woman used the post card to transmit Christmas and New Year’s greetings. The message on the reverse of the card was written in 1933. The stamp box on the verso indicates that the postcard used Kodak of Australia paper. This postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition.

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DISORGANIZED SANTA CLAUS AND A PILE OF TOYS IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (1880)

Santa Claus poses for this studio photograph by McCormick & Heald of Boston, Massachusetts. The studio was located on the appropriately named, Winter Street (#22). Santa has long whiskers, long hair and a lengthy beard. He is in the midst of a disorganized collection of toys. It appears as if Santa’s  sled came in for a rough landing and spilled out much of its contents. Cabinet Card photographs of Santa are quite unusual. Information printed on the reverse of this photograph reveals that the image was produced for Christmas, 1880. To view other photographs by McCormick, click on the category “Photographer: McCormick”.