PRETTY AND FASHIONABLE TEENAGE GIRL : IDENTIFIED : FASSANO ITALY : (1920)

This vintage real photo postcard features a fashionable teenage girl posing for her photographic portrait at A. Cara’s studio in Fassano, Italy. The girl is resting an open book on the back of a chair. She is identified as Lina Carasso. Her portrait was taken in July, 1920. This real photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY WOMAN LIVES HARD KNOCK LIFE IN MUNICH, GERMANY : CABINET CARD

 

A pretty woman poses for her portrait at the studio of Alois Koestler in Munich, Germany. She is shapely and beautifully dressed. Her facial expression gives her the appearance of someone who is extremely stressed. It is as if her eyes are saying “I can’t take much more of this pressure!”. She look frazzled and exhausted. I wonder if this is just pure personal projection on my part or if other observers of this photograph see this young woman as appearing overwhelmed?  Hopefully, some visitors to the cabinet card gallery will leave their impression in the comment section. It is interesting to note that this photograph may have been taken during difficult times in Munich. Pre war was certainly tense and stressful times. Following the outbreak of World War I (1914); the Allies blockaded Germany and there were food and fuel shortages in Munich. Perhaps the subjects “hard knock life” appearance has to do with the stressful impact the war had on civilian life. This vintage cabinet card portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans)

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THREE SMILING MEN : WEARING GREAT HATS : FASHIONABLE : RPPC : (1904-1918)

This vintage real photo postcard features three well dressed smiling men wearing fantastic hats. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of the card reveals that it was produced sometime between 1904 and 1918. This real photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

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HANDSOME AND WELL DRESSED YOUNG MAN : FOUND IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a handsome young man. He is well dressed. Note his comfy looking overcoat and his wonderfully worn hat. This postcard was purchased in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The stamp box on this postcard indicates that it was published by K Ltd., sometime between 1918 and 1936. The postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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A YOUNG GIRL POSES BY A FAUX STUDIO WATER MILL : MARY JANE SHOES : (1904-1918)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a young girl standing in front of a painted backdrop of a water mill. The artwork is very detailed. The child in this image is wearing an adorable hat, a bracelet, and Mary Jane shoes. The card has an AZO stamp box indicating it dates back to sometime between 1904 and 1918. The postcard has an almost undetectable pinhole located in the leaves above the child’s head. Overall, the postcard is in good condition (see scans). SOLD

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KARINA AND HER DOG : PREMIERE BALLET DANCER AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE : LONDON

Karina. She was celebrity enough to use only her first name. More modern performers who are recognized by just one name include Elvis, Madonna, and Adele. Who was Karina? As the caption on the postcard asserts, Karina was the premiere dancer at the Royal Opera House and the founder of Madame Karina’s Royal School of Dancing. The school was under the patronage of Queen Alexandra (of Denmark). The Queen was a staunch supporter of the opera ballet from 1913 through the 1920’s.  Karina was Danish and active in the 1910’s and 1920’s. Two portraits of Karina can be found in Great Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. The photograph seen on this postcard was taken by the esteemed studio of Elliott & Fry. This Victorian photographic studio and photographic film manufacturer was founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott and Clarence Edmund Fry. For an entire century the studio took and published images of leading Victorian luminaries from the fields of science, public service, art, politics, as well as celebrities of the day. This vintage real photo postcard has some corner and edge wear and is in overall very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY WOMAN OUT FOR A WINTER WALK IN THE SNOW BY A LAKE

This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman out for a winter walk in the woods. There is snow on the ground and the pond (lake) is partially iced over. The woman is dressed warmly. She is wearing a long winter coat and has a fur wrapped around her shoulders. Note her winter hat. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer as part of a series (No. 2750). The card is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN : HAT DECORATED WITH DEAD BIRD

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young African American woman with a wonderful smile. She is well dressed. She has a fur stole over her shoulder. The buttons on her blouse are unusual. They are large and square. Note the woman’s hat. It is decorated with a dead bird with pretty feathers. Hats adorned with deceased birds were not an unusual fashion statement during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. That was a time when whole birds were considered desirable decorations on lady hats. This was to the detriment of many bird species that were nearly wiped out by hunters looking to make a quick buck from the millinery industry. This photo postcard was published by EKC sometime between 1930 and 1950. (SOLD)

A PRETTY GIRL WEARING AN EMBROIDED CAP : ART DECO : PHOTO BY ALFRED NOYER

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty girl holding a bouquet of flowers. She is wearing a lovely embroidered cap. The photographer and publisher of this portrait postcard was Alfred Noyer. He was a well known and acclaimed photographer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. This art deco postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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A MAN AND HIS BEYOND ADORABLE DAUGHTER : BOWLER HAT : LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

This vintage real photo postcard features a wonderful portrait of a father and daughter. The father is well dressed in a three piece suit. He also is wearing a wing collar shirt , and a bowler hat. Note the chain on his vest that leads to a pocket watch. The little girl in this photograph is beyond adorable. She is giving the photographer quite the look. The child’s name (Clara) is inscribed on the reverse of the postcard. The name of the studio that took this photograph is embossed on the bottom of the image. This family photo came from the Kozy Studio, in LIncoln, Nebraska. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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