FIVE PRETTY YOUNG WOMEN WEARING UNUSUAL PAPER HATS

Postcard collectors sometimes encounter photo postcards that heighten curiosity but defy explanation. This vintage real photo postcard is a perfect example of such a card. The image is comprised of five pretty young women wearing unusual hats. Perhaps I should say “bizarre” rather than “unusual”. I believe their hats are made of paper, although they are designed to look like feathers. Two of the hats have a design that includes a crescent moon. If I was asked to judge this photo, I would give the “Creativity Award” to the woman wearing paper earrings. Why are the women wearing these hats. Perhaps they are performers in a show? Another theory is that they may be dressed for a party or for a carnival. What’s your guess? The studio that took this photograph was named “La Photo Mecanique” (The Mechanical Photo). I believe, with great uncertainty, that the studio was located in St. Martin, France. It is also my belief that this postcard was published between 1913 and 1929,  given that it has a Crown Studio stamp box.   (SOLD)

 

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Published in: on September 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Comments (4)  
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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND HER ADORABLE LARGE DOG

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl and her adorable big dog. They make a lovely pair. The child, sitting on a pillow, shows a hint of a smile and the dog looks alert and friendly. The stamp box on the reverse of this postcard reveals that the postcard was made by Crown Studios sometime between 1913 and 1929.The photograph appears to have been taken by a private studio. The postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition.

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Published in: on October 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A FASHIONABLE MAN IN A TWEED SUIT

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This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome well dressed young man posing for his portrait at a private photo studio. This fashionable young man is wearing a tweed suit, a beautiful white collared stripe shirt, and a pretty tie. He is holding a cigarette in his right hand. The stamp box indicates that the postcard was manufactured by Crown Studios sometime between 1913 and 1929.

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Published in: on October 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY FASHIONISTA (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

 

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A highly fashionable and pretty young woman poses for her portrait at an unidentified studio. She is wearing two bracelets, a ring, and a what looks to be, a strand of pearls. She certainly knows how to wear a hat and not hide her beauty. This is a vintage real photo postcard produced by a private studio. The card’s stamp box indicates that the  postcard stock was produced by Crown Studios sometime between 1913 and 1929.

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Published in: on September 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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YOUNG COUPLE OUT FOR A DRIVE IN THEIR OPEN AUTOMOBILE (CLIFTONVILLE, ENGLAND) (RPPC)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome couple out for a ride in the English countryside. The couple are well dressed for their ride in a beautiful open car. The reverse of the postcard indicates that the photo postcard was produced by M & S which is the abbreviation for Misch & Stock of London, England. Printed information on the reverse also states that the photograph may have been from the area of Cliftonville, which is a coastal location in the town of Margate. The postcard stock itself, was produced by Crown Studios sometime between 1913 and 1929.
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