FANTASTIC 1940’S AUTOMOBILE ON A PYRENEES MOUNTAIN ROAD (NOTE THE ALIEN TREES DANCING IN THE BACKGROUND)

This vintage photograph offers a look at automobile travel in the 1940’s. The photo features a beautiful car with the driver and a passenger peering out through the open windows. The automobile is incredibly long. I wouldn’t want to parallel park this massive sedan. Take special note of the trees behind the car. The trees look like monsters, or space aliens, with arms and legs awkwardly posed. The trees appear to be dancing. Printed on the reverse of the photo are some words that may offer a clue as to where and when this photo was taken. The photograph appears to have been shot in Roncevaux, a mountain pass in the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain. The photograph was taken in 1947. This vintage photo measures about 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF AN APPREHENSIVE LITTLE GIRL IN LA FERTE-BERNARD, FRANCE

This original carte de visite photograph features a cute little girl sitting on a fur covered chair. Judging by the expression on her face, she is not sure how to interpret the situation she finds herself in. The photographer of this cdv image is Henri Heil. He operated a studio in La Ferte-Bernard, France. This carte de visite is slightly bowed but in overall good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY PARISIAN YOUNG WOMAN BY CELEBRATED PHOTOGRAPHER, ALPHONSE LIEBERT (1890 CDV)

The pretty young woman seen in this carte de visite portrait, is named Anna Lesian. An inscription on the reverse of the cdv reveals her name and the year (1890) that the photograph was taken. The photo was taken at the studio of A. Liebert, in Paris, France. The Getty Museum, located in Los Angeles, California, as well as other fine museums, have  photographs in their collections by Paris photographer, Alphonse J. Liebert (1827-1913). Many of his Parisian subjects were actresses. Perhaps Miss Lesian is one of those actresses. Mr. Liebert has an interesting story. He was a photographer in Nevada City, California (1857-1862),  and later, operated in Paris (1863-1890’s). He was born in France. He became an officer in the French Navy. He left the navy in 1848 to study daguerreotypy. He must have reenlisted in the navy because In 1851, he arrived in San Francisco, as a Lieutenant on a French ship. This was a time when there was much excitement about Gold mining. As a result, there was a mass desertion of the ship’s crew. The sailors joined the rush for gold. Liebert had in mind, his own venture. He and two partners decided to take on the project of refurbishing a steamship. They sought investors and hired workers to transform the ship. However, due to the partners inexperience, the venture failed. Liebert than tried gold mining but met little success. In 1857 he opened a photo gallery in Nevada City. He lost thousands of dollars after a fire in 1858. In 1859 Liebert ridiculed a former photography pupil of his, named Louis Celarie, in the press. This started a bitter professional feud. Soon after, Liebert announced that he had won a medal at the state fair. Unfortunately, there was no evidence to confirm this claim. The competition between Liebert and Celarie was fierce. Each offered special promotions to best the other. By 1861, Liebert triumphed, evidenced by the sale of Celarie’s studio. About a year later, Liebert sold his photo gallery. By 1863, he had returned to France and opened a gallery specializing in tintypes. Liebert closely identified with his photography experience in America, and as a result, he named his Paris gallery “Photographie Americaine”. That very name can be seen on the reverse of this CDV. Liebert began to write photography articles and books, and ultimately, invented a prototype solar camera. In 1867, Liebert had a problem with the law. He was sentence to two months in prison and levied a fine of 200 francs. He was charged for the intent to distribute banned post mortem photographs. These were not photos of some random person. Instead, they were images of Emperor Maximillian, who had been executed in Mexico. Liebert ultimately did exhibit these photos. Liebert was becoming more and more successful. His photo gallery was so lavish that a reviewer for the British Journal of Photography wrote that it was “worthy of the smiles of the ‘God of Light’, and a repository for some of the best productions of the photographic art”. In 1879, Liebert’s gallery was the first studio to utilize electric light. By 1880, he was considered to have the most impressive photo studio in Paris. This carte de visite portrait has excellent clarity and is  in very good condition (see scans).   (SOLD)

 

 

PORTRAIT OF A DAPPER OLDER MAN WITH AN EXQUISITE MUSTACHE IN GRENOBLE, FRANCE

This cabinet card photograph features a dapper older man with an exquisite mustache. The gentleman’s impressive mustache may be one of the widest mustaches that I have ever seen. He has a sparkle in his eyes but it is impossible to ascertain if he is smiling because his lip sweater is blocking our view. The photographer of this cabinet card portrait is A. Michel. He operated a studio in Grenoble, France. Grenoble is in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is known as a center for winter sports. Advertising on the reverse of the cabinet card indicates that Maichel won a medal at an exhibit in Marseille in 1897. The gentleman in the photograph is identified on the verso as Gabriel Lucas. This portrait was likely taken circa 1900 and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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SEVEN “SHOW GIRLS” AT THE PALACE OF THE LUMINOUS FAIRIES

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This vintage real photo postcard features “show dancers” posing “at the palace of the luminous fairies”. Perhaps the palace is a cabaret in France. Preliminary research revealed no information about the establishment. The women are young and pretty and are all flashing smiles. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

 

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN PARIS, FRANCE (1919)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman posing for her photograph at the Endrey studio in Paris, France. The photo was taken in 1919. It is difficult to read her expression. Is she sad? Apprehensive? What do you think? This 100 year-old postcard is in good condition (see scans). Note the crease on the bottom right border of the card. The crease is visible on the reverse side of the postcard, but not on the photo side.

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EXTRA LARGE CABINET CARD PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN RUEIL, FRANCE

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carson david 1 This extra large cabinet card features a cute little girl wearing a serious expression. Note the bow in her hair as well as her earrings. This photograph was taken by the Corson-David studio which was located in Rueil, France. Rueil is a wealthy suburb of Paris. This cabinet card image measures about 5″ x 7″ and is in very good condition.  (SOLD)

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“HONOR TO THE OLD SOLDIERS, COURAGE FOR THE ROOKIES” – GROUP PHOTO OF WORLD WAR I ERA FRENCH SOLDIERS

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military group 4 This vintage real photo postcard features a group of World War I era French soldiers. Two men in the front row are holding a sign. The men are part of the 148th regiment (?). The text on the sign is related to a French military slogan that states “Honneur aux anciens, courage aux bleus”. This roughly translates to “honor to the old soldiers, courage for the rookies”. In French, “bleu” means “rookie”. The slogan refers to the historical fact that in the late 1700’s, rookies wore blue uniforms, while more veteran soldiers wore white uniforms. This vintage postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF TWO CATALAN DANCERS IN ROUSSILLON, FRANCE

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foreign dancers 1This vintage ethnological postcard features two Catalan dancers. They are wearing their traditional clothing and holding tambourines. The photograph was taken in Roussillon, a community in Southeastern France. Wikipedia reports that the Catalans are an Iberian/European ethnic group of Mediterranean and Pyrenean descent. The postcard is published by Labouche Freres which was located in Toulouse, France. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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FASHIONABLE AND PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN – LOVE THOSE SHOES

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This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman, possibly a teenager, posing for a full length portrait. She appears to be making a fashion statement. She is wearing a lovely dress and pretty shoes. A message on the reverse of the postcard reads “good memories, November, 1925(?). The inscription is signed presumably by the photographed subject, Liliane. The portrait’s photographer is Henri Pissot and his studio was located in Sens, France. Sens is a city in the Yonne department in north-central France. To see more photographs by Pissot, place his name in the search box. This postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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