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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WOMAN WITH A SENSE OF STYLE AND A VERY LARGE FEATHER HAT (RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features an older woman with a unique sense of style. Note her large feather hat, wire rimmed glasses, necktie, and long fur coat. The woman has a very sweet facial expression. The AZO stamp box indicates that this postcard dates back to sometime between 1904 and 1918, has excellent clarity, and is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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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). (SOLD)

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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