SUSY VINING : BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS AND FASHIONISTA (EXTRAORDINARY CABINET CARD BY BENJAMIN FALK); AND A RPPC : MISS VINING AND HER YORKIE

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I am not prone to hyperbole. Without exaggeration, I find this cabinet card portrait (photo 1) quite extraordinary. The pretty woman in this photograph is beautifully dressed. She deserves the moniker of “fashionista”. If she walked into a noisy crowded room, I’m quite sure all activity would cease, and she would become the center of attention. I wish I knew the identity of this fabulous lady. She is probably an actress, which I assume by her appearance, and by the fact that she was photographed by celebrity photographer, Benjamin Falk. An inscription on the reverse of this photograph identifies her as “E Vinning”. I could not find any information about any performer with that name. However, my research did discover an actress named “Susy Vining”. Photographs of Susy Vining show a person who looks similar to the woman in this cabinet card photo. Note the real photo postcard image of Susy Vining below. Do you think “E Vinning” and “Susy Vining” are one and the same person? Just a few more words about this cabinet card. The subject is holding a fur stole and umbrella in one hand, and a top hat in the other. Considering that she is already wearing a head covering, I would love to know the story behind the top hat. This cabinet card image is not on regular cabinet card stock paper. This photograph is printed on thinner than usual stock paper. The card is gold beveled. There is a bar code sticker on the reverse of the photograph. It is very possible that this image is a REPRODUCTION, rather than an original photograph. The photograph is in very good condition and has excellent clarity (see scans). (SOLD)

Photograph 2 is a vintage real photo postcard of actress Susie Vining. Her bare shoulder dress makes this photograph a bit risque. The actress is holding a cute small dog. The dog looks like a Yorkshire Terrier. This photograph was taken by the Foulsham & Banfield studio as part of a series (no.1946 A). Foulsham & Banfield were well known celebrity photographers. Frank Foulsham and A. C. Banfield operated a studio from the 1900’s through the 1920’s. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo and is in very good condition (see scans).

Photograph 3 was published by C. W. Faulkner & Co. as part of a series (no.483A). The postcard’s message was written in 1905. The writer tells the addressee that “our Meg has got a place at Fisherrow School”. The postmark is also from 1905. The card was postmarked in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and addressed to Musselburgh, Scotland. This postcard has some silvering at the bottom of the image. The card is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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PRETTY FASHIONISTA : FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW PATERSON : GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

This cabinet card features a pretty young woman beautifully dressed. This fashionista knew how to put together a wardrobe. She is wearing a lovely dark coat with fur accents. She also has her hands in a fur muff. Her accessories include a cameo locket and an umbrella. There is also a white object that can be seen on the top right part of the subject’s coat. It is part of the photo and not a tear or scrape. Is it a handkerchief? A dying flower? I can not identify it. This cabinet card portrait was taken at the Paterson’s Photographic Company in Glasgow, Scotland.  (SOLD)

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A PRETTY WOMAN WEARING A MINK STOLE : ITS THE WHOLE MINK : NOT JUST THE FUR

This uncommon real photo postcard features a pretty woman wearing a mink stole. Shockingly, it is not just a fur stole, it’s a whole mink. The animals head, feet and tail are all included. PETA would not approve. Personally, I make it a policy to never wear anything with a face. However, this postcard is from the c.1920’s and wearing a whole mink was likely not politically incorrect or a violation of social values and social norms. This is an unusual postcard. The photo has exceptional clarity and the photographer posed the young woman and her stole excellently.  (SOLD)

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN MAKING HATS : MILLINERY STUDIO : FLAPPER

This vintage real photo postcard shows a hat maker in action. She sits at her millinery table and flashes the photographer a smile. Note her hat making supplies on the table. You can also see a large hat box beneath the table. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer as part of a series (no.3123). (SOLD)

YOUNG WOMAN WEARING BUCKSKIN COAT : TASSELS : UNIQUE HAT : RPPC : (1918-1936)

This vintage real photo postcard features a fashionable young woman sitting on a small table. She is either wearing a costume, or she dresses in a unique style. Her tasselled buckskin coat is most remarkable. Note the pattern on her pants. Also noteworthy is her hat. It too, has tassels. The woman was photographed by an unidentified photography studio in an unidentified location. The card was published by K. Ltd. sometime between 1918 and 1936). A previous owner trimmed the card to fit it in a frame. The postcard measures 4 7/8″ x 3″ and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN PARIS FRANCE : FASHIONISTA IN TRAINING

This carte de visite portrait features a most adorable little girl. Someone, likely her mother, has dressed her beautifully. She is standing on a chair without any assistance. There is no belt or hiding mother holding her in place. This cdv photograph was produced by the Stanislas studio in Paris, France.  (SOLD)

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MELLE DELSAUX : QUEENS OF FASHION : FRANCE : RPPC : (1907)

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty performer Melle. Delsaux. The card is part of the “Les Reines de La Mode” (fashion queens) series. Preliminary research yielded no biographical information about Miss Delsaux. However, it is clear that she was quite a fashionista. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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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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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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PORTRAIT OF A FASHIONABLE WOMAN AND HER BEAUTIFUL GREYHOUND (1941)

This vintage Italian real photo postcard features a pretty and fashionable woman and her elegant greyhound. She is holding the leash tightly. The woman is wearing four flowers on her jacket. Perhaps she was at a dog show and the photo was taken after the competition. The message on this postcard was written in 1941. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans). ADDENDUM: A visitor has corrected me about the dog’s breed. The dog is a Borzoi and not a Greyhound.

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