SEXUALLY CHARGED AND SENSUAL PORTRAIT OF A COUPLE IN LOVE

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This vintage real photo postcard can be described as sensual, or even, sexually charged. A pretty in woman in a short dress and dark stockings sits on the lap of a tuxedoed man, and the two stare intently into each others eyes. The photo begs the observer to question the relationship of this lovely couple. Are they lovers? Are they performers, perhaps dance partners? The man and woman in this photograph are beautifully dressed. However, there is one infraction that needs the attention of the fashion police. The gentleman’s light colored striped socks deserve a citation. Dark socks would be more appropriate. The photographer of this portrait postcard is Georg Schoppmeyer who operated a photography business in Leipzig-Schonefeld, Germany. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ATTRACTIVE AND WELL DRESSED COUPLE IN CHICOPEE FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS

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An attractive and well dressed couple pose for their portrait at a Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, photo studio. The studio was operated by H. M. Judd. A brief biography of Henry Melville Judd (1848-1921) appears on the blog “Cabinet Card Photographers” (https://cabinetcardphotographers.blogspot.com/).) He was born in Massachusetts and lost both of his parents by the time he was fourteen years old. He never married and lived in rented rooms his entire adult life. Judd worked as a photographer in a number of Massachusetts towns including Amherst, Springfield, and Chicopee Falls. This photograph was taken while Judd occupied a space at 87 Front Street between 1889 and 1890. At some point in 1890 the name of the street was changed to Main Street. The Cabinet Card Photographers” blog reports that Judd was a photographer between 1877 and 1921. Chicopee is located on the Connecticut River and is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts metropolitan area. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, Chicopee Falls was a major manufacturing center of bicycles. Both the Overman Wheel Company (1882-1899) and the Spalding sporting goods company were located there. This cabinet card portrait is in excellent condition (see scans).

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Published in: on November 27, 2018 at 4:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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YOUNG COUPLE POSING IN A FIELD

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This vintage photograph features a young couple posing for their photograph in a farm field. A tall wooden wagon is directly behind the pair. It is likely that the wagon was used to collect the crop and bring it to storage or market. The image was photographed by Foxco in the 1940’s. It was found with several photographs taken in San Antonio. The company has an interesting history.  The Fox Photo Studio was opened by Arthur C. Fox in 1906 in San Antonio, Texas. After being bought by another company, it became the largest Kodak finishing firm. Ultimately, the company grew to 12,000 dealers nationwide. The photo is printed on paper thinner than stock used for cdvs or cabinet cards. The photograph measures about 3″ x 2 1/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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LOVELY COUPLE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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This cabinet card photograph features a portrait of a lovely and well dressed couple. Perhaps this image is their wedding photograph. They are likely a well-to-do couple, judging by their clothing and grooming. The pair also seem well poised. The woman looks like she is trying to hold back a full smile. This portrait was taken by a photographer in Chicago, Illinois. Unfortunately, although the name of the photographer is listed on the front of the cabinet, I can not decipher the name. Perhaps, the name is “Stein”. Other identification research methods failed to reveal the identity of the mystery photographer. However, we do know that the lensman won many awards for his work.The reverse of the cabinet card lists eleven of these awards which were earned from 1887 to 1893. The photograph once resided in an album, which is apparent by the peeling at the top of the reverse of the card. This cabinet card is in good condition (see scans). 

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AN ORDINARY COUPLE IN STERLING, NEBRASKA (ALBERT AND BERTHA WUSK MAULIS)

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An “ordinary” couple poses for their portrait at the Sterling, Nebraska photographic studio of E. T. Benson (1870-1935). The couple are identified on the reverse of the photograph as Albert and Bertha (Wuske) Maulis. Research uncovered a copy of this image and it was referred to as a wedding picture. Albert Moulis (1868-1960) is listed in the 1900 through 1930 US census. The 1900 US census reveals that he was born in Bohemia and immigrated to the US (1888). His occupation was listed as farmer. He is also listed as a farmer on the 1910 census but by 1920 he had become a machinist. A popular genealogy site has an entry that states that Albert’s journey to America started when he stowed away on a ship rather than enter military service in the army of the Austrian Empire. Albert’s wife, Bertha (1878-1937). , was Nebraska born,  but came from parents with Prussian and German heritage. This vintage photograph is in good condition (see scans)..

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PORTRAIT OF A FATHER AND SON IN DULUTH, MINNESOTA (SOMEONE SHOULD CALL THE FASHION POLICE)

A father and son pose for their portrait at the Tornquist gallery in Duluth, Minnesota. At least it is my hypotheses that they are father and son based on their similar facial features. It appears that the men are wearing work clothes. Hopefully the son learned a lot about life from his father. However, I hope the son did not inherit his father’s fashion sense. Dad’s striped pants and plaid shirt clash big-time. Someone should call the fashion police. Dad’s poor fashion judgement should result in a felony. The photographer of this cabinet card portrait is Axel M. Turnquist. Mr Turnquist got around. He was born in Sweden and trained as a photographer in Duluth. He  operated photographic studios in many Minnesota towns including, Eveleth, Hibbing, Aurora, Tower, Virginia, and Duluth. His photography career spanned from the 1880’s through 1923. This cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A WEDDING COUPLE IN JICIN, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

A young wedding couple is the subject of this cabinet card portrait by E. Pokorny.  Note the bride’s white gloves and the groom holding his hat and gloves in his left hand.  The photograph was taken at Pokorny’s studio in Jicin, Czechoslovakia. Jicin is a town in the Hradec Kralove region. It is located about 85 kilometers from Prague. This cabinet card photograph is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY WELL DRESSED COUPLE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR (PORTLAND, OREGON)

This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely well dressed couple with a sense of humor. The gentleman in the photograph wrote a very funny message on the reverse of the card. The man, Joe, writes that the pair are being photographed on a mountain, twelve hundred feet above Portland, Oregon. He then demonstrated his flair for humor by suggesting to the postcard’s recipient,  “If you have any rats in your smoke house, just put this (photo) in there and I will insure you no more rats will bother”. This postcard was sent to a woman in Latham, Kansas, and was postmarked in Eads, Colorado. The card was written and mailed in 1908. Joe and his “lady friend” were photographed at 10 Minute Photos, by Cal Calvert. The studio was located in Council Crest (Portland, Oregon). Council Crest Park is a city park in southwest Portland. Council Crest is 1071 feet above sea leveland is one of the hightest points in in the Tualatin Mountains. The park offers a great view of Portland. The couple in this photo may have taken a street car to the park. The Portland Railway, Light and Power Company opened a street car route  (Council Crest Line) to the park in 1906. In 1907 the company opened an amusement park at the site. Research found information related to the photographer who took this photograph. Charles E. (Cal) Calvert operated his studio at Sixth & Ankeny from 1906 through 1930. In 1907, with the opening of Council Crest Amusement Park, he operated a studio and postcard stand on it’s grounds. He also ran a studio at the Washington Street entrance to Portland’s City Park in 1910. Cal was known for his use of rustic props and for his creativity. One of his sets involved subjects appearing as if they were flying an airplane over the city of Portland. A postcard employing this setting is part of a collection at the Portland Art Museum. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PATRIOTIC COUPLE CELEBRATES THE FOURTH OF JULY

This vintage real photo postcard exudes a form of patriotism that is seldom seen today. The AZO stamp box indicates that this photo was taken sometime between 1918 and 1930. This was an era when it was relatively common for individuals to include flags when having their picture taken. We tend to see a resurgence of exhibiting American flags for short stints during the time of national threat or crisis (ie 9/11). When people chose to pose with flags during the 1910’s and 1920’s, it wasn’t to tout a particular cause. They were just expressing their love and fidelity toward their country. Not to get political, but….., wearing a MAGA cap or donating to a liberal or conservative cause, does not make one “patriotic”. Patriotism is one’s love, support and defense of one’s country, not one’s cause. I apologize for the rant. There is faint writing in pencil on the reverse of this postcard. The text states “With love from Mr. and Mrs. Chester McCrumb (?), To our sister Mrs. Jennie Hubbard”. This photo postcard has excellent clarity and is in good condition (See Scans and note bottom right of image).

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY COUPLE IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

This cabinet card portrait features a lovely couple posing for their portrait at the Philadelphia Gallery in San Francisco, California. The gentleman is wearing a three piece suit and a pocket watch. He has a handsome mustache and is holding a walking stick. The woman is well dressed. She is wearing a collar pin and earrings. She is holding a small bouquet of flowers. This cabinet card has great clarity and is in very good condition.

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