YOUNG GIRL RIDES A STUDIO DONKEY WHILE SMILING MOM PROVIDES SUPPORT

This vintage real photo postcard features a young girl riding a donkey. The child does not seem particularly comfortable. Mom is standing close-by, and she offers a pretty smile for the photographer. I have labeled the beast of burden seen in this photo, a donkey, but I am aware that the animal may be a burro or mule. In addition, I am also cognizant of the fact that the donkey, or whatever it is, may be stuffed. The backdrop reveals that the photograph was taken in a photographer’s studio. I would imagine that most photographers would not be receptive about having a live donkey inside their studio. This photo postcard is of German origin and an inscription on the reverse of the card reveals that the photograph was taken in 1937. This vintage scallop edged postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

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THREE ADORABLE LITTLE GIRLS WEARING IDENTICAL DRESSES AND THEIR DOG IN MITTWEIDA, GERMANY

This cabinet card portrait features three young sisters and their small dog. The girls are wearing cute identical dresses. The girls may have been posing for this photograph for awhile and at least two of the siblings seem to have lost their patience. The youngest child, appears to be near tears or actually in tears. The oldest girl is rolling her eyes at the photographer while the middle child appears relatively nonplussed, The dog is wearing dog tags. I had no idea that dogs wore dog tags as early as the turn of the century.The photographer of this image is Richard Brand. He operated a studio in Mittweida, Germany. He was an award winning photographer. The front of the card lists medals he had won in Amsterdam, Dresden, and Weimar. This photograph was taken in either 1901 or shortly thereafter.This cabinet card is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN (CARTE DE VISITE)

This carte de visite portrait features a pretty young woman. She is wearing her hair up. Note the collar pin at the bottom of her high collar. I am unsure of who took this photograph. There are two photography studios listed and one of the studios succeeded the other. I believe that this cdv photo was taken by Ad. Baumann and that Baumann’s studio took over the business from Prof. Hanfstaengl. Franz Hanfstaengl (1804-1877) was a lithographer, photographer, printer, and publisher. The photographer of this carte de visite had studios in both Frankfurt and Munich, Germany. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY WOMAN WEARING A SUMMER HAT IN DRESDEN, GERMANY (1908)

This carte de visite photograph features a pretty woman wearing a summer hat. She was photographed by Oskar Rothe who operated a studio in Dresden, Germany. An inscription on the reverse of the cdv indicates that the photograph was taken in 1908. This photograph has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PRETTY TEENAGE GIRL FINDS RELIGION IN REUTLINGEN, GERMANY

This carte de visite portrait features a beautifully dressed teenage girl. She is being photographed to commemorate a religious ceremony. Gotthold Wurster is the photographer of this image. His studio was located in Reutlingen, Germany. This cdv photograph is in excellent condition (see scans)

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FIRST COMMUNION PORTRAIT : LOVELY YOUNG EUROPEAN GIRL IN LANDESHUT OR ROTHENBACH

This cabinet card features a young girl posing for her first communion portrait. The photograph was taken at one of the two locations of the Czechatz studio. The sites of these two studios were Landeshut (Poland) and Rothenbach (Germany). Landeshut is also known as Kamienna Gora. This cabinet card is in excellent condition (see scans).

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SAID KAHOUT : WORLD CLASS WRESTLER AND WORLD CLASS HUNK

This vintage real photo postcard features turban wearing strongman Said Kahouta. He was a world class wrestler and hailed from India. The photographer of this portrait is Gebr. Garloff. This postcard was mailed from Magdeberg, Germany in 1935. This postcard has phenomenal clarity and is in very good condition (see scans). Note crease in top right hand corner.

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FOUR LOVELY YOUNG WOMEN POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN BERLIN, GERMANY

This cabinet card portrait features four lovely young women, probably sisters, posing for their portrait in Berlin, Germany, The photographer of this image is Carl Muller. Printing on the reverse of the photograph advertises that the photographer had won photography awards in Freiburg (1897) and Rouen (1899). The ad also indicates that English and French were spoken at the studio. The owner of this photo numbered (bottom border) each woman and identifies them on the back of the photograph. From left to right, the girls names are Ella, Emma, Bertha, and Helene. Emma is the oldest of the four, while Helene is the youngest. Their birth years are listed next to their names. SOLD

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WEARING A FEATHERED HAT AND CORSAGE IN BERLIN, GERMANY

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a pretty young woman. She is wearing a corsage, a feathered hat, and a necklace and earrings. She shows much poise in front of the camera. Either she has much experience being photographed, or the photographer excels at setting up poses. This photograph was taken at the Wertheim studio located on Leipziger Street in Berlin, Germany. It is possible that the name Wertheim actually represents a photo studio in a department store. Wertheim was a large German department store chain which had four stores in Berlin. The chain’s most famous store, Leipziger Platz, was constructed in 1896. The store featured 83 elevators and an atrium with a glass roof. This real photo postcard is in good condition but has some issues (see scans). Note the corner wear as well as the dotting (is that a word?) on the right brim of her hat.

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MARAQUITA ROSTANO : A PRETTY DANCER (PHOTO BY GERLACH)

This vintage real photo postcard features dancer Maraquita Rostano. Although my research found other postcard images of Miss Rostano, I was unable to locate any biographical information. The postcard was published by Georg Gerlach & Co.. The firm was a real photo card publisher and printer based in Berlin, Germany. The postcard was part of a series (no725/3). The message on the card was written in 1910 and the card was addressed to En Ville (In Town). This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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