PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME AND STYLISH TOP HATTED DANDY IN MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

The gentleman featured in this cabinet card portrait is truly a dandy.  Like the definition of “dandy”, he appears to place much importance on physical appearance, good grooming, and fashion. Dandies tended to use refined language and engage in leisurely hobbies.  Another supposed characteristic of dandies is that although they exhibit an appearance of nonchalance, they were actually very self absorbed. The gentleman seen in this photograph is handsome, fashionable, and well groomed. Note his top hat. The photographer of this image is A. R. Fowler. He operated a studio in Meadville, Pennsylvania. This cabinet card has gold beveled edges, excellent clarity, and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PRETTY WOMAN IN A FANCY DRESS IN SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK

A pretty woman sits in a wicker chair poses for her portrait at the Wheaton studio in Schenectady, New York. She appears pensive as she looks at the photographer. The woman is well dressed. Her blouse has “leg o mutton” sleeves. Such sleeves are voluminous around the biceps and shoulders while fitted at the lower arm and wrist. They became popular between 1825 and 1933. The style reappeared in fashion in the 1890’s and was gone by 1906. It was during the reemergnce of “leg o Mutton” sleeves that this photo was taken. The photographer of this image is Van B. Wheaton (1870-1948). The Anthony Photographic Bulletin (1897) reports Wheaton winning a medal at a photography exhibition. His son, Ivan P. Wheaton was a World War I aviator, race car driver, author, and photographer. This cabinet card portrait is in excellent condition. It also has excellent clarity (see scans).

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EXTRAORDINARILY WELL DRESSED ADOLESCENT BOY IN GABLONZ, AUSTRIA

This carte de visite photograph features an impeccably dressed adolescent boy. He is decked out in a three piece suit and has a pocket watch, walking stick, and long coat. This fashionista fellow looks like he walked off the pages of “Gentleman’s Quarterly”. The photographer of this exceptional CDV is Heinrich E. Herkner.  He operated a studio in the city of Gablonz, which is the German name for a city located in present day Czechoslovakia. The city is now named Jablonec. This carte de visite portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO PRETTY MODELS WEARING MICKEY MOUSE BATHING SUITS

This 1988 press photo features two beautiful young women modelling swimsuits for the international retail clothing firm, “C & A”. Model, Roxanna Hudson is wearing a “turquoise racerback swimsuit” with a Mickey “I Love You” logo. The second model, “Bertie”, is wearing a red and white spotted bikini with a Mickey and Minnie logo. It is interesting to note that Miss Hudson is holding a “Le Clic” camera. Produced by Keystone, these cameras were fashionable and inexpensive.  Manufactured in the late 1980’s, they had Kodak Disc technology and were easy to load and had a reusable flash. This photograph was published by Universal Pictorial Press. The publisher was located in London, England. Twenty-eight portraits from Universal can be found in the United Kingdom’s National Portrait Gallery. This press photograph has wonderful clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A TALL AND THIN YOUNG LADY : TIGHTLY CORSETED

The young woman in this cabinet card portrait is tall, thin, and wearing a dark dress. She is very well dressed. The woman is tightly corseted, which is typical for the era of this photograph. She is holding a folded fan. This photograph was taken in Florence, Massachusetts at a gallery operated by Ferdinand William Schadee (1840-1901). Schadee was born in Bavaria, Germany. I found no record of when he arrived in the United States. In 1869, he married Eliza A Schadee and the couple eventually had at least three children. Schadee was a Mason. A publication entitled “The History of Florence, Mass.” (1895) reveals that Schadee established his gallery there in 1885. Prior to that time, he ran a studio in Northampton, Mass. That studio was operated under the name of “Hardie & Schadee”. The 1880 US Census lists Schadee as a photographer as does a number of editions of the Northampton and Easthampton directory. He was listed in the directory up to 1901, indicating that he was working as a photographer until his passing. (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF AN AFFLUENT DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (EARLY CARTE de VISITE)

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This carte de visite photograph features a distinguished looking older gentleman. His fine tailor made vested suit provides evidence that the man was affluent. This photograph is from the early phase of the cdv era. The photo has no identification information concerning the subject or the photographer. The carte de visite is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN: FASHIONABLE : WASP WAISTED: CORSET

An attractive young woman appears in this post cabinet card era photograph. She seems to be holding back a smile. Note her corset assisted thin waist. The subject of this photograph is unidentified as is the photographer and the location of the studio. This photo measures about 3″ x 4 3/8″.   (SOLD)

 

 

 

 

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TWO VERY ATTRACTIVE YOUNG WOMAN EATING ICE CREAM AT A STREET FAIR IN ST ANDRE, FRANCE

This vintage snapshot features two very pretty young women eating ice cream as they stroll down a street in St. Andre, France. It appears that they may be at a street fair. These thin waisted young ladies could be fashion models. Perhaps they are? Note the Vespa motor scooter that is parked behind the woman wearing the solid color dress. That same woman, has a beautiful smile. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the photo was taken in 1957.This snapshot photo measures about 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL WASP WAISTED YOUNG WOMAN IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

This Cabinet Card photograph features a pretty wasp waisted young woman. She is wearing a beautiful dress. She is quite elegant. This photograph was taken by Wilhelm Otto Jr at his studio in Vienna, Austria. Mr Otto is no stranger to the Cabinet Card Gallery. If you place his name in the gallery’s search box; as of this date, you will find two more of his photographs. According to the print on the reverse of the photograph, Otto established his studio in 1887. This cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A FASHIONABLE WOMAN IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

This cabinet card photograph features a fashionable young woman. Her plain dress is spiced up with a fancy collar and a sash. She is accessorized with two bracelets and what appears to be a chain and pocket watch. She was photographed by the Morris studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. United States census data reveals some biographical information about the photographer of this cabinet card. J. G. Morris was located in the 1880 census. He was about 29 years old and he and his father (David Morris) were both working as photographer agents. In 1900, Morris and his 18 year old son, Harry, were boarders, and the older Morris was working as a photographer while the younger Morris was employed s a photographer apprentice. The 1910 U.S. Census finds Morris  still working as a photographer and living with his wife, Mary P. Morris. To view other photographs by Morris, click on the category “Photographer: Morris”. This cabinet card photograph is in very good condition. (see scans)

 

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