THIS IS “HOW I LOOKED ON JUNE 25th, 1910” (RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a young woman named Flo. She is sending this photograph to a friend, with a message that states that this is “how I looked on June 25th, 1910”. This photo was taken at the Walter Mitchell Studio, located on East 14th Street in New York City. The card has a Lumeno stamp box with a lighthouse logo. This postcard has crease in the right bottom corner and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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SUSY VINING : BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS AND FASHIONISTA (EXTRAORDINARY CABINET CARD BY BENJAMIN FALK); AND A RPPC : MISS VINING AND HER YORKIE

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I am not prone to hyperbole. Without exaggeration, I find this cabinet card portrait (photo 1) quite extraordinary. The pretty woman in this photograph is beautifully dressed. She deserves the moniker of “fashionista”. If she walked into a noisy crowded room, I’m quite sure all activity would cease, and she would become the center of attention. I wish I knew the identity of this fabulous lady. She is probably an actress, which I assume by her appearance, and by the fact that she was photographed by celebrity photographer, Benjamin Falk. An inscription on the reverse of this photograph identifies her as “E Vinning”. I could not find any information about any performer with that name. However, my research did discover an actress named “Susy Vining”. Photographs of Susy Vining show a person who looks similar to the woman in this cabinet card photo. Note the real photo postcard image of Susy Vining below. Do you think “E Vinning” and “Susy Vining” are one and the same person? Just a few more words about this cabinet card. The subject is holding a fur stole and umbrella in one hand, and a top hat in the other. Considering that she is already wearing a head covering, I would love to know the story behind the top hat. This cabinet card image is not on regular cabinet card stock paper. This photograph is printed on thinner than usual stock paper. The card is gold beveled. There is a bar code sticker on the reverse of the photograph. It is very possible that this image is a REPRODUCTION, rather than an original photograph. The photograph is in very good condition and has excellent clarity (see scans).

Photograph 2 is a vintage real photo postcard of actress Susie Vining. Her bare shoulder dress makes this photograph a bit risque. The actress is holding a cute small dog. The dog looks like a Yorkshire Terrier. This photograph was taken by the Foulsham & Banfield studio as part of a series (no.1946 A). Foulsham & Banfield were well known celebrity photographers. Frank Foulsham and A. C. Banfield operated a studio from the 1900’s through the 1920’s. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo and 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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SNAPPILY DRESSED BOY ON A PORCH

A young boy stands on a porch as he poses for an unknown photographer. He is wearing long shorts and high socks. He also is wearing an interesting hat and a large bow on his collar. Note the detail and the quality of the bannister on the porch steps and the porch. They’re certainly not making bannisters the way they used to. The identity of the young boy, and the location where the cabinet card photograph was taken, is unknown. 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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PORTRAIT OF A WELL DRESSED TEENAGE BOY IN CHENOA, ILLINOIS

This cabinet card features a teenage boy posing for his portrait at Smith’s Studio in Chenoa, Illinois. He is well dressed in his three piece suit. His derby hat is beside him, sitting on a faux wall. Note the backdrop. The artist who created it did not have an abundance of talent. This photograph is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL FRENCH MODEL : A FASHIONISTA OF THE BELLE EPOQUE ERA

This vintage real photo French postcard features a pretty model with sultry eyes. She is clearly a fashionista from the Belle Epoque era. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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A WELL DRESSED GENTLEMAN IN AMIENS, FRANCE (CDV)

This carte de visite features a well dressed man posing for his portrait at the L & F Caron studio in Amiens, France. Note the gentleman’s bushy mustache and his bowler hat. In addition, check out the box on which the fellow is resting his right hand. I wonder if the box served a purpose or if it was purely decorative. The gentleman seems very poised in front of the camera. The Caron studio was located in Amiens, a city in northern France. Leon Jean-Baptiste Victor Caron was born in 1841 in Amiens. His father, Alfred, was a printer and bookseller. Upon his father’s death,, Leon’s mother managed the bookstore. At the end of the 1860’s his mother opened a photography studio which she named “Veuve Alfred Caron”. Interestingly, the translation of “veuve” is “widow”. Leon’s mother chose to name the studio under her late husband’s name, rather than her own. This was likely the result of best business practices in a misogynist society. At an unknown date, Leon took over the studio from his mother. For a time, he had a partner named F. Caron, who was likely, Leon’s brother. Leon won many medals for his photographs, including a gold medal in Paris in 1892. He was still an active photographer in 1901. Remarkably, the Caron studio remained in business until the 1960’s.

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PORTRAIT OF A VICTORIAN BOY AND HIS TODDLER SISTER

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome young boy and his adorable toddler sister. The boy, clad in a sailor style outfit, protectively holds his sister. He is keeping her safe while she sits on the edge of a high small table. The little girl is dressed in fancy clothing which includes a cute bonnet. This photo postcard’s image was taken at an unidentified studio. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PROFILE PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY TEENAGE GIRL IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (PATRIOTIC CABINET CARD)

This cabinet card photograph features a lovely teenage girl posing for a profile portrait. I am hypothesizing about her age, but I can not be too far off the mark. She is nicely dressed and is wearing a stylish straw hat. Note the American flag pin attached to the hat band. Perhaps this image was taken on July fourth. This photo was taken at the Rothschild studio in Chicago, Illinois. The studio was located on State Street and Van Buren. The studio was within the A. M. Rothschild Department Store and the store was opened at the aforementioned address in 1881. The store was bought out by Marshall Fields in 1923. This cabinet card portrait is in excellent condition (see scans).

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