PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN : RISQUE : “COME HITHER EYES” : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features an attractive young woman in a low cut dress. Considering the era, this postcard is risque. The postcard was published by Edgar Schmidt as part of a series. The firm was located in Dresden, Germany. The postcard has an Austrian postal stamp. The card is in very good condition (see scans).

schmidt-1-1

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3902

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$28.68

schmidt-1-2

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) #3902

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$36.00

Published in: on June 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

MISS EMMY WEHLEN : PRETTY THEATRE AND SILENT FILM STAR : BROADWAY : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features German actress, Emily “Emmy” Wehlen (1887-1977). She was a Edwardian musical comedy and silent film actress. She retired from acting at a young age (early 30’s), Wehlen received her musical training at the Mannheim Conservatory. She then joined the Thalia-Theatre and performed in musical comedies in several German cities. She was then invited to London and was considered as a possible successor to Lily Elsie. Wehlen played the lead role in “The Merry Widow” (1909). Later that year she appeared in the hit musical “The Dollar Princess” which ran for 428 performances. Next stop was New York, where she appeared in four Broadway plays between 1911 and 1915. Shortly after her last Broadway appearance, Wehlen left the stage and pursued a film career.  She appeared in over twenty films between 1915 and 1920. “Everybody’s Magazine (1911) reported that Wehlen was very pretty and very graceful. Her acting and voice were also praised. In addition, the article stated that “she has the indescribable charm of personality” and that audiences liked her and wanted her to never leave the stage during a production. Miss Wehlen’s photograph on this postcard was taken by celebrity studio, Foulsham & Banfield. The card was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no.11717H). This vintage postcard portrait is in good condition (see scans).

emmy-wehlen_0001-1

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3887

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$18.74

emmy-wehlen_0001-2

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3887

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$27.99

ELGA BRINK: BEAUTIFUL GERMAN FILM ACTRESS

POSTCARD 1
POSTCARD 2
POSTCARD 2
                                                                             POSTCARD 3
 

 

These vintage real photo postcards feature beautiful German film actress Elga Brink. The IMDb reports that she appeared in sixty-nine films between 1922 and 1951. Brink was blonde and slender. She began her career in silent films. She often played supporting roles. She appeared in comedies, science fiction, drama, and even in a sex education film. She was recognized for her roles in “Comedians of Life” (1924), “Love in Intoxication? (1927), and “Marriage in Trouble” (1929).  At some point she was married to director Georg Jacoby. After the second world war she mostly did stage work until her retirement from the entertainment world. She then worked as a clerk in a Hamburg law firm.  

Postcard 1 was  published by NBC as part of a series (No. 7375/6). The stamp box of this postcard has an interesting story. “NBC” (Neue Bromsilber Convention) was a price cartel established in 1909 that continued until the 1930’s. The purpose of the cartel was to ensure that the minimum price charged for postcards was kept at a sufficiently profitable level.This color tinted photo postcard portrait captures the beauty of Elga Brink. She is very expressive in this photograph. She appears quite amused by something. She is bundled up for winter weather.  (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was  published by Superfot as part of a series (No. 637/6). The stamp box of this postcard states Fotocolore. This photo postcard portrait captures the beauty of Elga Brink. She is very expressive in this photograph. She appears to be looking into the heavens.  (SOLD)

 

Postcard 3 was published by Iris Verlag as part of a series (No. 620). On the bottom right corner of this postcard is the logo for Sascha-Films. The company was the largest Austrian film production company of the silent film and early sound film era. The film company was established in 1910 in Bohemia and in 1912 it moved to Vienna. Sascha remained in business through the 1960’s although it went through many changes of ownership and company names through the decades.

POSTCARD 2

CLAIRE ROMMER : FILM ACTRESS :SAVED FROM NAZIS BY ARISTEDES De SOUSA MENDES

POSTCARD 1 (sold)
POSTCARD 1 (sold)
POSTCARD 2 (SOLD)
POSTCARD 2 (sold)

This vintage real photo postcard features German film actress, Claire Rommer (1904-1996). Her filmography on IMDb credits her with 49 film appearances between 1922 and 1934. She made her film debut at the age of eighteen. She also began her career as a soubrette appearing in operettas and comedies on the Berlin stage. However, her fame came from her film work. She played both leading and supportive roles. She played in silent films and made a successful transition to sound films. She even sang in some of her talkies. She was married to a prosperous Jewih man, named Adolf Strenger. Because of her marriage, in 1938 she was banned from any participation in the German film industry. It was thought that she was probably not Aryan like her husband. The rise of the Nazis forced the couple to leave Germany and emigrate to the United States via Portugal.The pair left Europe with the assistance of Aristedes de Sousa Mendes. He was a Portuguese Consular stationed in France. Mendes defied orders from his government and issued thousands of visas to Jews, allowing them to escape with their families and their lives. He was a hero for his work as a Holocaust rescuer. Ultimately, Mendes was severely punished for his defiance. After leaving Germany, Rommer’s film career ended. In the US, she divorced her husband and married a meat industry multi-millionaire.

Postcard 1 was published by Ross Verlag as part of a series (No.1933/1). Claire Rommer’s photo portrait was taken by celebrity photographer, Alexander Binder. This vintage photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans). (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Ross Verlag as part of a series (No.1933/2). Claire Rommer’s photo portrait was taken by celebrity photographer, Alexander Binder. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

POSTCARD 1
POSTCARD 2

PRETTY TEENAGER CELEBRATES HER RELIGIOUS CONFIRMATION : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty and mature looking young teenage woman posing for her confirmation photograph. The girl has long braided hair. She is wearing a cross and is posed behind a table holding items related to the confirmation. The scallop edged postcard has a German stamp and is in Very Good Condition (see scans).
confirmation-1_0001-1

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3862

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$25.75

confirmation-1_0001-2

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3862

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$35.00

Published in: on March 25, 2022 at 12:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags:

PORTRAIT OF GERMAN OFFICER : WORLD WAR 1 : SWORD :MUNICH, GERMANY : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a young German officer posing for his portrait in full uniform. He has a sheathed sword hanging by his side. This photograph is a World War I era image. The photo was taken by photographer, Gebr. Strauss at his studio in Munich, Germany. Strauss also had studios in Vienna (Austria), Brunn (Czechoslovakia), and Budapest (Hungary). This photograph is in good condition. It has a glue issue on it’s reverse indicating that the photo is a former resident of a photo album. There is a light thin line on the right side of the image. See scans to assess condition. 

german-officer-1

Buy this Cabinet Card (includes shipping within the US) #3804

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$28.70

german-officer-4

Buy this Cabinet Card Photograph (includes International shipping outside the US) 3804

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$37.70

Published in: on December 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

JESICKA : PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WITH SURPLUS HAIR : PHOTO BY PAUL BOYER

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty French theatre actress Jesicka. She looks elegant. Note her plethora of hair. Jesicka’s photograph was taken by Paul Boyer (1861-1908), who operated a photo studio in Paris, France. He photographed many celebrities. This postcard was published by Rotophot (RPH) as part of a series (7426). The company was based in Berlin, Germany.  This postcard is very uncommon. I could not find another “Jesicka” postcard during my preliminary research. However, I did find that she appears in a cigarette card series. (SOLD)

PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN RECLINING ON A COUCH AND READING A “FORBIDDEN BOOK” (RISQUE)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman reclining on a couch and reading a book. The caption on the card indicates that she is reading a “Forbidden Book”. She is likely reading a racy novel. This postcard is a bit risque for it’s era (c. 1905). This postcard was published by Paul Fink (Germany) as part of a series (No. 5009/3). He was a fine art printer that operated between 1899 and 1905. The stamp box of this postcard has an interesting story. “NBC” (Neue Bromsilber Convention) was a price cartel established in 1909 that continued until the 1930’s. The purpose of the cartel was to ensure that the minimum price charged for postcards was kept at a sufficiently profitable level. (SOLD)

Published in: on November 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , ,

BRIGITTE HORNEY : THEATER & FILM ACTRESS :DAUGHTER OF PSYCHOANALYST KAREN HORNEY

This vintage real photo postcard features German theater and film actress, Brigitte Horney (1911-1988). She was well known for her role in “Baron Munchhausen (1943) and was considered one of Germany’s great actresses. The IMDb reports that Brigitte has 84 acting credits between 1930 and 1990. She was the daughter of a very famous psychoanalyst, Karen Horney. She moved to the United States after her mothers death to open the Karen Horney Clinic in New York City. Brigitte became a US citizen in 1953. This portrait postcard photo was taken by Hammerer. The logo for Wien Films can be seen on the lower right hand corner of the card. The postcard is part of a seies (no. A 3829/2). This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3776

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$15.74

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3776

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$24.74

A GIRL WITH A WONDERFUL SMILE IN HOF, GERMANY

A pretty girl poses for her portrait at the Wilhelm Muller studio in Hof, Germany. Hof is a city in Bavaria, Germany. The city is located near the border with Czechoslovakia. This photograph may be a confirmation or communion picture. She appears to be a teenager and is very nicely dressed. She is wearing two necklaces, earrings, and a bracelet with a charm. She is also wearing a bow in her hair. She is holding something in her left hand, and what it is, isn’t exactly clear. The object appears to be a book or a purse. Perhaps a cabinet card gallery visitor can identify what it is that she is holding. One thing that is certain is that the girl in this photograph has a wonderful smile. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

Buy this Cabinet Card (includes shipping within the US) #3761

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$51.00

muller4-1

Buy this Cabinet Card Photograph (includes International shipping outside the US) 3761

To purchase this item, click on the Pay with PayPal button below

$60.00

Published in: on October 18, 2021 at 12:01 pm  Comments (2)  
Tags: , , ,