PORTRAIT OF ACTRESS GERDA MAURUS AND HER AIREDALE

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cuban milkman 5 The lovely actress seen in this vintage real photo postcard is named Gerda Maurus (1903-1968). She is posed next to a beautiful Airedale terrier. This unusual profile photograph was taken by celebrity photographer Alex Binder. His studio was located in Berlin, Germany. Maurus was active in film and television between 1928 and 1968. She was an Austrian actress of Croatian descent. Maurus was the daughter of an engineer/inventor. She grew up in Vienna and received training as a singer and dancer. She hit the stage at age fifteen. The IMDb biography of Maurus describes her as ” a strikingly beautiful blonde with high cheekbones an expressive blue eyes”. She began her career on the stages of Vienna. She was “discovered” by director Fritz Lang and he cast her in the female lead in the silent film “Spione” (1928). Lang was smitten by maurus and his marriage was destroyed. She then appeared in a number of German films during the Weimar and Nazi eras. Maurus married director Robert A. Stemmie in 1937. He directed her in  “Daphne and the Diplomat” (1937). Like many actresses of her time, her acting career was hurt by the introduction of “talkies”. Further complicating matters was her nebulous association with Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. This relationship had negative impact on her career after World War II. Due to lack of film offers, Maurus retreated to the German stage. The IMDb filmography of Gerda Maurus lists 33 credits. Here is a side note about Airedales. The first World War increased the popularity of Airedales because they became famous for their bravery on the battlefield. In the US, Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and Warren Harding all owned Airedales. In the 1920’s, Airedales became the most popular dog in the US. This postcard was published by Ross Verlag and is part of a series (no. A1320/1). This photo postcard portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY COUPLE: THE DELIONS POSE WITH THEIR BABY AND THEIR DOG

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family delion 1 A lovely young couple pose with their baby and their dog in a family portrait photograph. It is not clear whether the photo was taken outdoors, or in a photo studio. Writing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the message was written in 1913. The postcard was sent to someone in Paris, France. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS AND THEIR MASTER OUT FOR A WALK

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This vintage real photo postcard features a well dressed gentleman and his two German Shepherds posing on a wooded path. Both dogs are on chain leashes. The photographer and the location where the photo was taken are unidentified. The dogs are beautiful, and one wonders how many photos were taken to get an image in which both dogs were attentive and well posed. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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A MAN AND HIS DOG SITTING ON THE FRONT PORCH NEAR AUSTIN, TEXAS (SNAPSHOT)

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This vintage snapshot photograph features a man and his dog sitting on his front porch. There is a bench on the porch and there appears to be a blanket hanging on a clothes line. His house is made of wood. There is a jar on the ground in front of the porch. The vegetation in front of the porch suggests that the house is located in a dry climate. The photo was obtained in the Hill Country outside of Austin, Texas. Paper residue on the reverse of the photo indicate that it is a refugee from a photo album. The photograph is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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THREE GORGEOUS BULLDOGS REPRESENTING ENGLAND, IRELAND, AND SCOTLAND

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This vintage real photo postcard features three gorgeous bulldogs. The caption beneath the photo indicates that the dogs represent England, Ireland, and Scotland The postcard is published by Rotary Photo and is part of the Rotary Photographic Series (no. P 530). This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A GIRL AND HER PUPPY

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girl and dog 1.jpeg This vintage glossy real photo postcard features a a young girl and her puppy posing outside in a wooded area. The dog appears to be part beagle and is sitting on a wooden chair next to the girl. The child, with her hand on her hip, is looking confidently at the camera. The photographer, publisher, and subject, are all unidentified. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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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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THREE DACHSHUNDS AT WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB: MEET DYNAMIC JIM, NEVA, AND ZILLA

This 1955 press photo captures three adorable dachshund at the Westminster Kennel Club’s All Breed Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. These three cuties are named (left to right) Dynamic Jim, Neva, and Zilla. The owner of these three competitors was Grace M. Baves of Carmel, New York. The photo was provided to newspapers by “Wide World Photo”. The Associated Press purchased Wide World News Photo Service from the New York times in 1941. This press photo measures about 7″ x 9″ and is in good condition (see scans).

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MISS ANNIE HUGHES, ENGLISH STAGE ACTRESS, POSES WITH HER CHILD AND HER JACK RUSSELL TERRIER

This vintage real photo postcard features stage actress Annie Hughes (1869-1954). The actress poses in this photograph with her child and her Jack Russell Terrier. Miss Hughes was born in England. As a child actress she was associated with the role of “Little Lord Fauntleroy”. The actress was married three times. She was in the title role of “Miss Tommy”, first produced at the Gaiety Theatre in 1907. In 1912 she took the production on a tour of the United States. This postcard was published by Philco and was part of a series (No. 3075 B). Philco was located in London. The postcard has a postmark indicating that it was mailed in1905. The photographer of this image was the Lafayette studio. The firm was founded in Dublin in 1880 by James Stack Lauder. His father, Edmund Lauder was a pioneering and successful photographer. The elder Lauder used the name “Lafayette’ to give the company a touch of Paris, which was a a city considered the center of the art and photography world. James was joined in business by his three photographer brothers. By the 1900, the company had studios in Glasgow, Manchester, London and Belfast. The studio also was invited to photograph Queen Victoria. The company still exists today.

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TWO ADORABLE LITTLE GIRLS, THEIR TEDDY BEARS, AND THEIR PUPPY HAVING A GARDEN PARTY

This vintage real photo postcard is absolutely adorable. Kudos to the photographer. Two cute young girls smile as they enjoy their garden party. Invited guests include two teddy bears and a little white dog. The pup is sitting in wagon and appears to be doing a good job of cooperating with the photographer. The party-goers are sitting in a beautiful garden. They are surrounded by lovely flowers. One could get the impression, from looking at this image, that these sweet children may be from a wealthy family and are being photographed at their family’s estate. This photo postcard has a “AZO” stamp box which indicates it was published between 1904 and 1918. Close examination of the front of the postcard (left hand corner) reveals an embossed identification of the photographer. The photo was taken by the Rollins Photo Company of Lisbon, Ohio. Benjamin Rollins (1863-1930) is listed in the 1910 US Census and is reported to be a photographer who operated is own studio/gallery.

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