STUDIO PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME EUROPEAN SOLDIER : VINTAGE RPPC (1916)

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome uniformed soldier posing for his portrait at an unidentified photo studio. The message on the card is dated “1916”. This postcard has some cornerwear and is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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FRENCH SOLDIERS & THEIR ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE: 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF FRANCE

This vintage snapshot features four French soldiers and an antique car. I believe the car is a Citroen, but, I wouldn’t bet on it. The soldiers appear to be enjoying themselves. An inscription on the reverse of the photo reveals that the image was taken on 4/24/40. One suspects that these men had little idea that in just over two weeks from that date, they and their country would be under vicious attack. The Battle of France began on 5/10/40 and it soon became the “Fall of France”.  (SOLD)

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LENIN : RUSSIAN SOLDIER : FLAG WITH IMAGE OF VLADIMIR LENIN : VINTAGE PHOTO

This vintage photograph features a photo of a Russian soldier standing in front of a flag that has an image with the likeness of Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924). Lenin was the founder of the Russian Communist Party and the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. He was also the first head of the Soviet Union (1917-1924). His supporters viewed him as a defender of the working class from the wealthy and aristocraciy. His critics decried his totalitarian dictatorship and the mass killing and political repression that occurred under his stewardship. The unconfirmed translation of the words on this flag are”Glory to the Soviet Army”.This image is from circa the 1970’s. This photograph measures about 3.75″ x 5″ and is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WORLD WAR I ERA SOLDIER IN UNIFORM : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a portrait a very young uniformed World War I era soldier. He is handsome and he appears to be trying to look stoic. This photograph measures 4″ x 6″.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME AMERICAN WWI SOLDIER : LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome World War I era soldier posing for his portrait at the Kirsch studio in Louisville, Kentucky. The young man is smiling for the camera and likely sent this photo home to his parents or his wife or girlfriend. The AZO stampbox on this postcard indicates that it was published sometime approximately between 1910 and 1930.  (SOLD)

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PRETTY FEMALE AMERICAN SOLDIER : WORLD WAR I ERA : PHOTO BY ALFRED NOYER : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman wearing the uniform of the United States Army. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer and is from the World War I era. The postcard is part of a series (No.2923).  SOLD

MAJOR GENERAL JUDSON KILPATRICK : CARTE de VISITE : CIVIL WAR : WEST POINT 1861

This carte de visite portrait features Civil War Union Cavalry Major General, Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881). He was a 1861 graduate of West Point and quickly rose in the ranks as the war progressed. As a General, he was considered to be reckless with the lives of his soldiers. He developed a disparaging nickname of “Kilcavalry” or “Kill-Cavalry” for his disregard of the lives of his men. After the war, he became the United States Minister to Chile. This cdv is on thinner than usual card stock. The photo has a bumped top right hand corner and is in overall fair condition.  SOLD

A SOLDIER AND HIS FAMILY IN BREST, FRANCE

This vintage real photo postcard features a uniformed soldier and his family. He is wearing a pin with the number “253” on his collar. This likely indicates that he was in the 253rd regiment. Note the wrapping around the bottom of his pant legs. I wonder about the purpose of the wrap. The soldier’s wife looks almost out of the photo. She is stiff and and looks disconnected from her son and husband. The soldier’s son is wearing a navy style shirt. The soldier looks intense but proud. “Photo Pierre” is the name of the studio that produced this postcard. The photographer was located in Brest, France. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF GERMAN OFFICER : WORLD WAR 1 : SWORD :MUNICH, GERMANY : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a young German officer posing for his portrait in full uniform. He has a sheathed sword hanging by his side. This photograph is a World War I era image. The photo was taken by photographer, Gebr. Strauss at his studio in Munich, Germany. Strauss also had studios in Vienna (Austria), Brunn (Czechoslovakia), and Budapest (Hungary). This photograph is in good condition. It has a glue issue on it’s reverse indicating that the photo is a former resident of a photo album. There is a light thin line on the right side of the image. See scans to assess condition. 

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AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN UNIFORMED OFFICER & HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER : WORLD WAR I : 1917 RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a uniformed Austro-Hungarian army soldier posing with his young child. I believe the soldier holds the rank of Corporal in the military. This photo was taken in 1917; during World War I. One can’t help but wonder what the impact of the war was on both father and child. This photo postcard has light corner wear and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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