PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN : YOUNG ADORABLE DAUGHTER RIDES PIGGYBACK : (c. 1910)

This vintage real photo postcard captures the loving relationship between a young mother and her young daughter. They are both fashionably dressed. The mother has a beautiful smile. The child is tightly holding on to her mother. The little girl appears to be somewhat intimidated by the photo session. This lovely vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans)

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FAMILY PORTRAIT IN STURGEON BAY, WISCONSIN

A mother and father and their four children sit for a portrait at a studio in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The father’s facial expression could be described as “disinterested”. The photographer is Charles H. Lown who operated in Sturgeon Bay between 1887 and 1896. He also may have been there prior to or after these dates. His studio was located on Cedar Street. This cabinet card photograph may have been trimmed. Overall, this photo is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A FATHER AND HIS ADORABLE YOUNG DAUGHTER : LITTLE LADY : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a father and his adorable daughter. The father is well dressed and holding a cigar. The daughter is dressed in a manner that she looks like a little lady. Note her tiny purse. Although dad is looking quite serious, the girl is flashing a half smile and affectionately has her hand on her father’s shoulder. This photo postcard has been slightly trimmed on it’s right side. The card is in good condition (see scans).  SOLD

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A MAN AND HIS BEYOND ADORABLE DAUGHTER : BOWLER HAT : LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

This vintage real photo postcard features a wonderful portrait of a father and daughter. The father is well dressed in a three piece suit. He also is wearing a wing collar shirt , and a bowler hat. Note the chain on his vest that leads to a pocket watch. The little girl in this photograph is beyond adorable. She is giving the photographer quite the look. The child’s name (Clara) is inscribed on the reverse of the postcard. The name of the studio that took this photograph is embossed on the bottom of the image. This family photo came from the Kozy Studio, in LIncoln, Nebraska. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG FAMILY IN MIFFLINBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Young parents pose with their two children at the James Haus studio in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. Dad is wearing a three piece suit with a bow tie. Mom is wearing a dress with many buttons and a collar pin. Both Dad and Mom are wearing very serious expressions like so many photographer subjects did during the cabinet card era. Dad has a bushy mustache and Mom has wavy or curly hair. She holds her baby securely on her lap. The older child is making sure he is standing close to his father and has his hand resting lightly on father’s leg. The photographer of this portrait is James Haus. He appears in both the 1870 and 1880 US census as a photographer. He was born in 1842 and married to Mary Haus. The 1880 census indicates that the couple had two children. Haus served as a private in the civil war and he served as a musician. Part of his service was with the Fifth Pennsylvania Infantry. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans). Note the butterfly design on the reverse of the photograph. 

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PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY OF FOUR IN TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA

This cabinet card features a lovely portrait of a well dressed family of four. Note the father’s neckwear. Is he wearing a bow tie or is it an ascot-like accessory. As per usual for this era, the father is sitting and the mother is standing. I wonder if the reason for this popular pose is that husbands tended to be taller than their wives and that taller people added undesirable empty space at the top of images. This photograph was taken at the studio of Eppert & Son. The business was located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Charles Eppert was born in Indiana in 1836. He was one of eleven children. At the age of 21, Charles was working in a grist mill. Sometime around 1859, he moved to Terre Haute. He learned photography there and established his studio in 1860 at 111 Wabash Street. In 1862, Charles married Mary C. Badgely (1840-1931). The couple had two children. Mary joined Charles in the photography business which is illustrated by the 1870 US census which lists both Charles and Mary as photographers. The 1880 census indicates that the couple’s son, George, went to work as an apprentice in the family studio.. Sometime in the 1880’s, George joined his father to form Eppert and Son, the studio that produced this cabinet card photograph. The 1920 census reveals that Charles, despite being in his eighties, was still working as a photographer. He died in 1923. In researching Charles, I found a web site (Indiana Album) that featured a beautiful photograph of an eclipse that Charles had taken. This family portrait cabinet card has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans). SOLD


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YOUNG COUPLE AND THEIR LITTLE GIRL IN DERBY, CONNECTICUT

An attractive young couple and their little girl pose for their portrait at the Morse studio in Derby, Connecticut. The little girl in this photograph is absolutely adorable and her smile is priceless. Her love for her mother is quite evident. The mother in this photograph is wearing a pretty dress and seems to be enjoying her intimate moment with her child. The photographer of this image, Thomas N. Morse, did an excellent job of capturing the joy that this family appears to have experienced while having their portrait taken. This vintage photograph measures about 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF THREE SERIOUS SIBLINGS : ONE SIBLING HAS VERY LONG HAIR

This cabinet card portrait features what appears to be three siblings. The older two sibs are obviously young woman and the youngest is likely a girl because she is wearing a necklace.. Their identities are unknown as is the photographer and the location of the studio. The threesome are well dressed and displaying serious expressions. The two oldest girls are wearing crosses. Note the long hair worn draped over the shoulder of the sister in the far right of the photograph. This cabinet card has been trimmed to fit into a frame. It is in good condition (see scans).

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SPARTAN FAMILY DRINKS TOO MUCH RED BULL IN ILLINOIS

J. Granger’s studio, located in Sparta, Illinois,  produced this cabinet card portrait of the Brown family. The wide-eyed Brown’s give the appearance of a family that are  overdosing on “Red Bull” or some other mega dosed caffeine drink. The Brown’s first names are written on the reverse of the photograph but only half of the names are legible. The United States Census provided assistance in learning more about the Brown clan. The 1900 census reveals that Sylvester W.  Brown (1857-?) was a 42 year-old man living in the town of Central, Illinois. He was a farmer and married to Lydia Brown, three years before the census (1897). The census reports that Sylvester Brown lived with his wife Lydia (age 37), his daughter Hazel (age 12) and son Olin (age 4). It is not likely that Lydia is the mother of  Hazel and Olin. That would only be possible if she was not married to Sylvester at the time of the children’s births and only married him later. A more likely scenario is that the mother of these children had died and Sylvester was a single father when he married Lydia. This theory is supported by the fact that   Sylvester and the children’s names written on the reverse of the image are very legible  but the older woman’s name is illegible and the name is clearly not “Lydia”. My best guess is that the woman standing next to Sylvester is either his first wife or an elder daughter. More research is required to clarify the family structure and history. The 1920 census indicates that little Olin became a soldier and pilot. The census states that he was sergeant/radio operator stationed in Pasadena, California. The 1930 census reveals that Olin became an “Air Pilot” in the US Army. Olin was then living in Belleville, Illinois with his wife, Fern. Olin was mentioned in an article appearing in Aerial Age Weekly (1922). The story is about the Army testing the Airship T-C-1 and Olin’s role as a “Motor Specialist”. The T-C-1 was a hydrogen inflated blimp. In 1923 the T-C-1 caught fire and was destroyed. No biographical information could be located about photographer J. Granger. This cabinet card is in good condition (see scans). Note the 3 small numbers, printed in ink, on the border of the mount.

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PORTRAIT OF A FATHER, TWO YOUNG SONS, AND A HOOP TOY IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

This cabinet card captures a well dressed father and his two sons posing for their portrait at the Elite studio in Dusseldorf, Germany. The father is wearing a three piece suit with a tie and a pocket watch. The older child is holding a hoop toy. Both boys are wearing naval caps with lettering spelling out “Kaiserliche Marine”. The “Kaiserliche Marine” was the name of the German Empire’s Navy. It existed between 1871 and 1919. Kaiser Wilhelm II expanded and improved the navy, as well as, broadened it’s mission. The German navy became a very powerful force, second only to Britain’s Royal Navy. This fantastic family portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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