PORTRAIT OF TWO SISTERS IN ST. MAUR, FRANCE

This vintage real photo postcard features two plainly dressed sisters sitting for their portrait in a studio located in St. Maur, France. St. Maur is separated from Paris by the Vincennes Forest. I believe that the two girls are sisters, but it is possible that they are mother and daughter. (SOLD)

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KIDS, KIDS, AND MORE KIDS IN IMPERIAL RUSSIA

This cabinet card features ten beautiful young children posed together for what is likely a portrait of an extended family. The children are well dressed for their visit to the photographer. Two of the boys are holding their baby sibling in position for the photograph. Note that the baby on the left is holding a stuffed animal, possibly a teddy bear. The photographer of this image is A. Steiker whose studio was located in Moscow, during the time of Imperial Russia. This cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see scans).    

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FAMILY PORTRAIT IN CONCORDIA, KANSAS

 

This cabinet card photograph features a mother and father posing for a photographer. Each parent has a young child on their lap. The photographer is H. S. Mulit, whose studio was located in Concordia, Kansas. Little information could be uncovered about Mr. Mulit. The 1885 Kansas State Census reveals that there was a H. S. Mulit (c. 1845- ?) living in Clyde, Kansas. He resided there with his wife and three children. The towns of Clyde and Concordia are only fourteen miles apart, so it is likely that the H. S. Mulit in the census data is the same man who was the photographer of this cabinet card.

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PORTRAIT OF MOTHER AND SON : FASHION : JOHNSTOWN, NEW YORK

This cabinet card photograph features a portrait of a mother and her son. Neither subject seems to be too happy about being photographed. The pair are wearing some of their finer clothes. Note the boy’s neckwear. Is that a bow tie? This photograph was taken at the Kibbe studio in Johnstown, New York. William H. Kibbe (1846-1910) was born in Johnstown. As a school student he exhibited a great deal of talent via his pen and pencil sketching. He then worked briefly as a paint shop decorator but soon found more satisfying work at the studio of renowned engraver Vistus Balch. While working there he assisted in the production of engravings from drawings by Felix Octavius Carr Darley who was famous for his illustrations appearing in Charles Dickens’ novels. During this time Kibbe became acquainted with Napoleon Sarony’s portraits which contributed to his becoming an apprentice with photographer James F. Ryder. From this apprenticeship, Kibbe learned about every aspect of operating a photography studio and in 1871 he opened his own studio at 123 West Main Street in the “Kibbe building”.  His studio was decorated with his own oil and watercolor paintings and he was often joined there by his wife and son (Arthur Fonclair Kibbe) who would assist him. Kibbe was a major contributor to several photographic journals. This cabinet card portrait has some staining on its reverse. It is in overall good condition (see scans).

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A FARMER AND HIS FAMILY IN A FIELD : SALT OF THE EARTH : WORKING DOG : (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTARD)

A farmer stands in his field with his wife and two young children. They seem to be “salt of the earth” type people and are likely living a hardscrabble life. The farmer is wearing overalls and holding a tool. His horse and plow and the family dog  are also in the photograph. This image is an unused real photo postcard. The identity of this farm family and the location of their farm are unknown.This vintage real photo postcard is in good condition (see scans). 

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BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF THREE SISTERS : F. BIXIO : BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA 

This vintage real photo postcard features three sisters with beautiful smiles. The young woman posed in the center is holding a book. Interestingly, upon close examination, the book is actually a photographic journal called “Studio Light : Magazine of Information for the Photographer”. The photographer of this postcard portrait is Florencio Bixio. He was a talented photographer who operated photo studios in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was active between at least 1900 and 1930. He died in Buenos Aires in 1933. Bixio specialized in studio portraits, wedding portraits, and photos of entertainers. He also was a correspondent for the magazine “Caras and Caretas”, as well as a producer of photo postcards. Between 1900 and 1930 he opened photography studios in partnership with two other photographers. These studios were called “Bixio and Merlino” and Bixio and Castiglioni”. He was of Italian descent and emigrated to Argentina in 1896. He died in Buenos Aires in 1933. (SOLD)

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FATHER AND YOUNG SON : TOY SCOOTER : ANTOING, BELGIUM : RPPC

This vintage scalloped edge real photo postcard a father and son. The young boy is holding on to his toy scooter. The child doesn’t look pleased about having his photo taken while his father looks deep in thought. This photograph was taken at the studio of G. Berteloit in Antoing, Belgium. (SOLD)

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A WINTERTIME FAMILY PORTRAIT IN WINDSOR, NEW YORK

This cabinet card features a family portrait taken in Windsor, New York. The family constellation appears to be composed of a father, mother, two adult sons, and a little girl who was likely an afterthought. The four older subjects are all holding their hats and the young girl has mittens hanging from her coat. The entire family is well-dressed. The photographer is listed as Conrad and the studio is listed as being located in Windsor, New York. However, the reverse of the image has a printed advertisement for the Binghamton Art Gallery, located at 493 Court Street, in Binghamton, New York. Windsor and Binghamton are about sixteen miles apart. Perhaps Conrad had studios in both towns. The 1900 U.S. census lists a photographer living in Binghamton named Edward E. Conrad. Note the confirming monogram on the center bottom of the cabinet card indicates that  the photographer’s initials are “E. E.”.  Edward Conrad (1857- ?) lived with his wife Susie, their three school age daughters, and a boarder.  Edward and Susie were married in 1887. The 1920 U. S. census discloses that at age 63, Edward was still a photographer, and owned his own gallery. He still lived with Susie (age 52), but his children no longer lived home. However, there was still child rearing to do in the Conrad home. The couple lived with their two and a half year-old grandchild. The reverse of this card has a line of glue residue on it’s top. The photograph has excellent clarity. Overall, this cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).

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A WELL DRESSED COUPLE & THEIR DANDY SON : :NEW YORK CITY : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait captures a well dressed family posing for their photograph at the Wendel Studio in New York City. Note the couples fashionista son. He certainly is a “dandy”. This photograph is a carbon print (Carbonette).  (SOLD)

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SISTERLY LOVE IN MEDFORD, WISCONSIN ANGELIC EYES VINTAGE PHOTO

This portrait of two sisters is by Edward Dare of Medford, Wisconsin. The reverse of the card has the following inscription. “This is my only sister. She was 3 years old this 1st of February last.” The inscription is signed “Caroline to Grace”. The sisters in this photograph have beautiful angelic faces. This vintage photograph measures about 3.25 x 5 inches. The photo has minor edge and corner wear and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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