TWO BEAUTIFUL HOUND DOGS JUST CHILLIN IN THE GRASS (1930)

This vintage real photo postcard captures two beautiful hound dogs relaxing in a field. Although they are at rest, they are alert and observing their environment. Maybe they are hoping that a rabbit may have the misfortune of hopping into their line of vision. The postcard has a cute caption, The card was published by Valentine and Sons. The printing company was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 1851. The founder was James Valentine (1815-1879). The company became the leading manufacturer of picture postcards in Scotland. After James died, his two sons operated the business. The company was purchased by John Waddington Limited in 1963, In 1980, the Valentine business was bought by Hallmark Cards. In 1994, the company ceased operations. This postcard is part of a series (no. 574-9). The postmark indicates that it was stamped in 1930 in Haltwhistle, England and the card was sent to Darlington, England. The postcard has a light crease in the bottom right hand corner (only seen on close inspection) and is in overall good condition.   

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STREETER, BRIMMER, AND OLEAN : CLOTHING STORE : WATERTOWN : BULLDOG (TRADE CARD)

This Victorian Trade Card is advertising the Grand Central clothing company operated by Streeter, Brimmer & Olean. The company sold both ready made and custom menswear. The business was located in Watertown, New York and had existed there since 1823. It is commonly said and written that many dog owners look amazingly like their dogs. This trade card humorously gives an example by showing a dog owner that closely resembles his bulldog. The card measures about 3 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans),

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE DACHSHUND POPPING OUT OF A WASTE BASKET

This vintage photograph features a most adorable dachshund popping out of a wicker waste basket. I can not guarantee that this cute canine is a dachshund but that is my best guess. The photographer and the location that this photo was taken, are unidentified. The dog also preferred to remain anonymous. This image measures about 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and is in very good condition.

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A CHILD AND DOG IN CHEMNITZ, GERMANY

A young child and dog pose for their portrait at the photo studio of Dietrich and White in Chemnitz, Germany. On the reverse of the cdv, photographer White is further identified as “Joh Carl White”. Chemnitz is a city in eastern Germany. To be more exact, it is located in Saxony.  (SOLD)

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GROUP PORTRAIT OF ARMED SOLDIERS POSING WITH TWO MORTARS AND THEIR MASCOT DOG

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This vintage real photo portrait postcard is a nice piece of military history. I wish I knew more about this group of soldiers and their weapons. The men are armed and look dangerous. Note the two mortars. A soldier in the bottom row is holding a flag. A small dog is sitting in front of the men. He is likely the unit’s mascot. The message on the reverse of the postcard probably reveals some of the story behind this image. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide a translation. However, the writing on the reverse of the postcard informs us that the photograph was taken in 1926, a year that lies between the World War I and World War II. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.

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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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