ATTRACTIVE FAMILY : PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA : PORTRAIT BY LANGHANS : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card features an attractive family posing for their portrait at the studio of J. F. Langhans in Prague, Czechlosvakia. Mother, father, and their two sons are all beautifully dressed. Father appears to be small of stature and looks quite austere with his hands folded across his chest and his stern facial expression. The children in this photograph seem significantly more relaxed than their parents. Take note of the style of father’s eye glasses. In regard to the photographer, Jan Langhans (1851-1926) is the best known figure in Czech photography and his gallery is still in existence. There is a wealth of information about Langhans online at the  “Langhans Archive”. The site provides biographical and historical information as well as the “Gallery of Personalities”. The gallery has photographs of many prominent Czech citizens as well as well known visitors to Czechoslovakia.. These portraits date from 1890 through 1948. The studio was founded by Jan Langhans, who was a food chemist by training but developed a passion for photography. He opened his first studio in 1876 and was the preeminent portrait photographer of the region. He opened a number of branch studios throughout Czechoslovakia. He photographed many celebrities and aristocrats. After World War I the gallery possessed over a million negatives. He gave the studio to his daughter Marie and her husband Viktor Meisner.  After World War II, his grandson Viktor Meisner took over the studio. In 1948, soon after the Communist take-over, the studio was nationalized and most of the negatives were destroyed. Fortunately, more negatives were discovered and they comprise the Gallery’s current collection. This cabinet card has corner wear. The photograph has excellent clarity and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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BOBA DOLJESI : PRETTY ACTRESS : CAN YOU FILL IN THE BLANKS? (RPPC 1927)

All of my attempts to identify this pretty young woman, have failed miserably. The previous owner of this vintage real photo postcard, identified this lovely lady as actress, Boba Doljesi. I can not find any information concerning anyone with this name. The postcard has an inscription on the reverse that was written in 1927. There is neat script writing on the near bottom right of the image that states “Bobina”. I need all the help that I can get to identify this woman with the sweet and pretty smile. The name of the photographer and the studio’s possible location is embossed on the bottom right hand corner of the image. Unfortunately, I don’t find the stamp legible. My guess, and it is only a guess, is that this card is from Czechoslovakia. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY WOMAN IN FRANZENSBAD, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

This cabinet card is a portrait of a pretty woman in Franzensbad, Czechoslovakia. The woman is well dressed and her dress includes a high lace collar, lace sleeves and features a ribbon around her waist. Printed on the reverse of the cabinet card is the name “Bernard Wachtl”.  Wachtl was an Austrian lithographer whose printing firm was located in Vienna. He was active mainly in the latter half of the 19th century. He designed and printed the logos of photographic studios that were printed on the verso of cabinet cards. To view other work by Wachtl, click on the category of Lithographer: Bernard Wachtl) The photographer of this image is F. Hahnisch.   SOLD

EXTRAORDINARILY WELL DRESSED ADOLESCENT BOY IN GABLONZ, AUSTRIA

This carte de visite photograph features an impeccably dressed adolescent boy. He is decked out in a three piece suit and has a pocket watch, walking stick, and long coat. This fashionista fellow looks like he walked off the pages of “Gentleman’s Quarterly”. The photographer of this exceptional CDV is Heinrich E. Herkner.  He operated a studio in the city of Gablonz, which is the German name for a city located in present day Czechoslovakia. The city is now named Jablonec.  SOLD

PORTRAIT OF THREE BEAUTIFUL SIBLINGS IN PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

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three sibs 1 The three siblings posing in this vintage real postcard portrait are beautiful children. The kids are beautifully dressed. The boys are wearing sailor type caps. The younger brother can not contain a smile. Big sister appears to be in her teenage years. The photograph was taken at the American Photo studio in Prague, Czechoslovakia. This image has terrific clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN EXQUISITE MOTHER AND HER YOUNG SON

This image is an exceptionally beautiful cabinet card portrait of a pretty mother and her adorable young son. Mom is very well dressed and wearing a necklace, ring, and earrings. She appears confident as she stares at the camera. Her son, standing on a chair, has his arms draped around his mother’s shoulders. He is wearing a nautical type outfit. There is a book on a table in the background. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph indicates that mom’s name is “Jetty” and her son’s name is “Erich”, or possibly, “Emil”. The inscription is difficult to decipher, so the names I provided are just my best guess. The cabinet card photo was taken at the Strauss studio. Strauss had studios in Vienna (Austria), Brunn (Czechoslovakia), and Budapest (Hungary). It is likely that this photo comes from the studio in Brunn.  SOLD

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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 AN ADORABLE CHILD IN KLADNO, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

This carte de visite portrait features an adorable child sitting on a wooden bench next to a toy dog. The child is wearing a cute sailor style outfit. The photograph was taken by the Jiri Lomicek studio in Kladno, Czechoslovakia. Kladno is a city in the Central Bohemian region of the current Czech Republic. It is located 16 miles northwest of Prague. This cdv is in very good condition (see scans).

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DARLING LITTLE GIRL AND HER PULL TOY IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

This carte de visite gives center stage to a most adorable little girl. She is standing next to her pull toy, a very detailed jockey and horse. Note the horses realistic looking mane. The toy is on wheels. This photograph was taken at a photo studio belonging to C. G. Springer. Since Mr Springer owned  multiple studios, it is uncertain as to which particular location was the producer of this image. All three of Springer’s studios were in Czechoslavokia (Reichenberg, Teplitz, and Trautenau). This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

 

WOMAN POSES FOR HOARDER PHOTOGRAPHER IN KLATOVY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

This cabinet card photograph is unusual in that it offers us a view of a room inside of a turn-of-the-century photographer’s studio. The young woman is awkwardly posed and a bit far from the camera but the focus of this image is more about the room rather than it’s occupant. The room is quite cluttered with interesting objects. Note the large statue and statuettes. Hanging from the wall, are a number of fans. Also on the wall are paintings and at least five close-up photographs of attractive women. Hanging next to the large mirror, are two identical interesting lamps. Covering the floor is an animal skin rug as well as a Persian rug. Be sure to take a close look at the furniture. The furniture is nice looking but very bulky. The photographer of this photograph is Karel Hahn who was active in Klatovy, Czechoslovakia, from 1893 until 1943. An inscription on the reverse of the cabinet card indicates that the photograph was taken in 1907.   SOLD

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