TWO HANDSOME YOUNG MEN WEARING CAPS

 

This vintage real photo postcard features two handsome young men wearing caps. They are sporting a “dressy casual” look as seen by their open at the top shirts and their collars draping over the lapels of their sport jackets. Writing on the reverse of the photograph reveals that one of the boy’s names is Andre. Unfortunately I am unable to decipher the handwriting to uncover his last name. The writing also appears to include the year that the photograph was taken,  “1942-1943”. This postcard falls in the rare category, it comes from a private studio, had very limited production, is in very good condition,  and has great clarity.

 

 

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HANDSOME YOUNG MAN : HIS UNIFORM AND MEDAL ARE MYSTERIES TO ME

A handsome young man poses for his portrait at an unknown studio. He is in uniform, but what kind of uniform is he wearing? Is he in the military? I don’t think so. There are no patches indicating rank; nor are there any other insignias revealing a military identity. However, there is the matter of the medal that he is wearing on the flap of his shirt pocket. It certainly looks military to me. Then again, he is wearing a bow tie which argues against his uniform being military issued. The clothing that he is wearing seems appropriate for someone who is spending time in a jungle or heavily wooded environment. His soft hat and the accessory that he is wearing above his shoes may be worn in such a setting. The tied wraps around the bottom of his pant’s legs are something that I have seen worn by bicyclists of this era. Its purpose was to keep one’s pant’s legs from becoming entangled in the spokes of the bicycle wheels and causing a nasty spill. Does the gentleman in this photograph use a bicycle in his work? If so, where is the bike? I have lots of questions, and unfortunately, no answers. I need some help on this one. Hopefully a Cabinet Card Gallery visitor will be able to provide more information about this photo. Guesses are welcome too. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the card was published sometime between 1904 and 1918. This vintage photograph has excellent clarity and is in good condition (see scans).

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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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A HANDSOME GENTLEMAN IN VIENNA (CARTE de VISITE)

This carte de visite portrait features a handsome well dressed gentleman with a carefully manicured beard and mustache. The photographer of this cdv photo is Rudolf Krziwanek (1843-1905). He operated a photographic studio in Vienna, Austria between 1870 and 1905. He also ran a summer studio in Ischl (Austria) between 1879 and 1900. He took portraits of the Hapsburg Court. His photographs are part of the collections in the J. Paul Getty Museum, the National Portrait Gallery (UK), and the New York Public Library. At this point in time, there are three of Krziwanek’s photos in the Cabinet Card Gallery. Krziwanek was also an inventor. In 1905, he received a patent for a device which was used in an “air gas system”. He committed suicide that same year. Print on the reverse of the photograph states that the studio was next to the Cafe Weghuber, a popular coffeehouse. The establishment was in business between 1806 and 1865. It was founded as Cafe Eichhorn and renamed Cafe Weghuber in about 1840. Later, a park was built in front of the cafe and it became a venue for concerts and large parties. Since the Cafe Weghuber went bankrupt in 1865, it is safe to say that this photo was taken before 1865. This carte de visite photograph has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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HANDSOME FASHIONABLE GENTLEMAN IN VIENNA AUSTRIA (CABINET CARD)

This cabinet card portrait features a handsome and well dressed gentleman in Vienna, Austria. He looks like he stepped off the pages of Gentleman’s Quarterly. The photographer of this image is Salomon Weitzmann (1866-1912). He was born in the Ukraine and died in Vienna. He was a talented lensman and one of the Cabinet Card Gallery’s favorite photographers. In fact, this photograph is the fifth Weitzmann image to appear in the Gallery’s collection. This antique photograph has excellent clarity and is in good condition (see scans). SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF AN OLDER FARM WORKER (HE IS OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD)

This vintage photograph features an older man who appears to be a farm worker. He has a rugged and weathered face. I believe that his countenance  projects wisdom and gentleness. It is easy to see that he is a man that has worked with his hands. His work boots are very worn from his labor in the fields. Although I am no expert at farming equipment, I believe that the tool that he is holding, is a hoe. Note the stone wall behind the worker as well as the adjacent (barbwire?) fence.  This photo measures about 4 3/4″ x 6 5/8″ and is in very good condition. The top right hand corner has a tiny chip (see scans).  SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF TWO WELL DRESSED YOUNG MEN

twomeninsuits1 twomeninsuits2This vintage real photo postcard features two well dressed young men sitting on what appears to be rails of a fence. The gentleman on the lower rail is wearing a suit that is swimming on him. The suit is so over sized that it likely belonged to the studio, and was borrowed by the young man for the photograph. The Cyko stamp box indicates that this postcard dates to sometime between 1904 and the 1920’s.   SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF FIVE MEN AND A JEEP ON A DIRT ROAD IN SERBIA

I would love to know the story behind this vintage postcard. Five men are standing by a Willys Jeep or Jeep-like vehicle. The car is on a dirt road. The men are posed in an odd manner. There are four men on one side of the automobile and a single man on the other side of the vehicle. Is the lone man a hired driver? Are the four other gentleman traveling together for business? There are mountains in the background. A cable car type system is in the near background. I wonder what was being transported by the cable cars? There is a small flag above the hood of the jeep. Although the design of the flag is not fully visible, the flag appears very similar to the flags flown by Serbia and some of it’s neighboring countries. The previous owner of this photograph has advised me that this photo was taken in Serbia. An inscription on the reverse of the  photograph lists five names that most likely belong to the five men in the photo. This photograph appears to be from the 1950’s. It is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF THREE YOUNG MEN IDENTICALLY DRESSED IN READING, PENNSYLVANIA (CDV)

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Three handsome young men pose for their carte de visite portrait at the studio of Charles A. Taylor, in Reading, Pennsylvania. The men are dressed identically. Are they co-workers and wearing a uniform of some kind? Note their checkered shirts, bow ties, and work boots.   (SOLD)

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STONED FACE GENTLEMAN IN WAUSAU, OR MERRILL, WISCONSIN

This cabinet card portrait features a well dressed older man with a well groomed beard. Although his beard is full; it is not attached to sideburns. The gentleman appears tired and he exhibits no hint of a smile. The photographer of this photograph is Edgar G. Fleming. At the time that this photo was taken, Fleming had studios in both Wausau and Merrill, Wisconsin. According to a couple of Badger state directories, he was active in Wausau between 1884 and 1886 and active in Merrill between 1891 and 1895. These dates are not completely accurate because they do not show any overlap in years which would allow him to operate the two studios at the same time. Fleming also had a studio in Columbus, Wisconsin (1895-1896).   SOLD

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