PRETTY WOMAN: GEORGE BRETZ : FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER : COAL: POTTSVILLE PENSYLVANIA

A pretty young lady poses for her portrait at the George M. Bretz gallery in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.The woman has a serious facial expression. She is beautifully dressed. She is wearing a dark dress, dark gloves, and is holding an umbrella. She is certainly a fashionista. Her dark manner of dress may indicate that she is wearing a mourning dress.  George M. Bretz (1842-1895) is a well known and acclaimed American photographer. He is best known for his photographs of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Coal region as well as for his portraits of coal miners. This cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans). The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the University of Maryland both have collections of his photographs. His images were displayed at the World Expositions of 1884 and 1993. Bretz built the reputation of his being an authority about coal mining. Many articles about his photography were published. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : FASHION : PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young young woman fashionably dressed. Note the pin that she is wearing on her collar. The manner in she is dressed strongly suggests that she is from an affluent family. This photograph was taken at the original Fowler Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (SOLD)

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN :BEAUTIFUL DRESS : NORTH SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI : CABINET CARD

A pretty young lady poses for her portrait at the Wickiser studio in North Springfield, Missouri. The woman is beautifully dressed. Note the lace on the dress, her strand of beads (pearls?) and her collar brooch. Her fancy dress indicates that she probably comes from an affluent family. She appears to be in her teenage years or slightly older. The reverse of this cabinet card has pretty and unusual advertising for the Wickiser studio. Simon H Wickiser began his photography studio as early as 1888. He remained in the photography business until 1915. He died in early 1916 at the age of 72.  (SOLD)

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SEXY BEAUTIFUL MODEL WEARING A COLORFUL BIKINI : CHINA FASHION POSTCARD

This sexy fashion advertising postcard was published for the Chinese market . The pretty model is wearing a colorful bikini. She is sitting next to a striiped beach bag in front of a swimming pool. This fashion postcard measures 4″ x 5.75″ and is in very good condition (see scans). 

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : FASHION : AUGUSTA, MAINE: CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a fashionable and pretty woman posing for her portrait at the F. H. Burgess studio in Augusta, Maine. This postcard has a tiny chip in the middle of the right border of the image. The card is in overall good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF TWO SIBLINGS : FASHION : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features two siblings posing for their portrait at an unidentified photo studio. Big sister is wearing a long coat and is holding a purse which she is unsuccessfully hiding behind herself. The younger sibling has gained some height by standing on a chair. He is wearing a coat and an adorable navy cap. Judging by the children’s attire worn in this photograph; this photo was likely taken in winter. This portrait photo postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE SMILING CHILD : FASHIONABLE : SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

A child dressed in fashionable clothing poses for his photograph at the Frey studio in Syracuse, New York. The child is displaying a smile. He is leaning against a wicker chair. Vincent Frey (1837-1916), the photographer, was born in Germany and died in Syracuse. He was a photographer in Syracuse for more than 30 years. The cabinet card is in overall Good Condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY FASHIONISTA : BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This cabinet card features a portrait of a pretty fashionable young woman. This fashionista is wearing a dark dress with lace, and a pretty hat. She is holding a parasol and pair of white gloves. This cabinet card photograph was taken at the studio of Santos Castillo. The studio was located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (SOLD)

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FASHIONABLE YOUNG COUPLE AND CHILD : REAL PHOTO POSTCARD : TIC (1920’s)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a lovely young family. Parents and daughter are dressed very fashionably. The little girl has a sweet smile. The postcard has a TIC horseshoe stampbox. Thomas Illingworth & Company was based in London, England and was founded in 1904. The firm was a paper manufacturer and it’s postcards were produced in the 1920’s. This vintage postcard is in excellent condition (see scans). 

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VERSANI : ADVERTISING POSTCARD WITH BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN MODEL

This advertising postcard was published for Versani Jewelry. The pretty African American model is wearing jewelry from the company and little else. The jewelry is pretty and unique. It is made in New York. The company’s advertising slogan is “Stay Cool Be Strong”. Stores in New York City and Miami are cited as retail locations. Ara is the founder and jewelry designer. The company was established in 1992 as a contemporary jewelry firm. (SOLD)

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