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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WEDDING PORTRAIT : WORLD WAR I SOLDIER AND TRADITIONAL BRIDE : RPPC (1910-1930)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young groom and bride. The groom is dressed in an army uniform of the World War I era while his bride is wearing a traditional wedding gown. She is holding an immense bouquet of flowers. The groom is displaying a bit of a smirk as he looks at the photographer. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicates that it was produced sometime between 1910 and 1930. The postcard is unposted and in very good condition (see scans). 

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XMAS DINNER : USS CEBU : NAVY : SAILORS : WORLD WAR ll : 1940’s : VINTAGE PHOTO

This vintage photograph features a group of sailors haveing Christmas dinner aboard the USS Cebu during the early to mid 1940’s. It is likely that this Navy photograph was taken during World War II. The sailors are certainly crowded together as they enjoy their holiday meal. Note the decorated Xmas tree in the background. The Cebu served as an engine repair ship. It was launched in 1943 and named after one of the islands that make up the Phiippines. While based in the Admiralty Islands, she repaired small and large ships to prepare them for the Invasion of the Philippines.  Later in the war, the Cebu was used to repair ships that were victims of Kamikaze attacks. This snapshot photograph measures 5″ x 4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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WOODROW WILSON : WORLD WAR I : FRENCH AND AMERICAN ALLIANCE : STATUE OF LIBERTY

This vintage postcard was published during or shortly after World War I. The “Great War” occured between 1914 and 1918. This patriotic postcard celebrates the alliance betweens the United States and France. The card features a photo of President Woodrow Wilson, the statue of liberty, and the American and French flags. The French words printed on the card are translated as “Victory for Right and Freedom”. The postcard was published in Paris by Dix as part of a series (no. 1376). SOLD

A SAILOR AND HIS GUN ON DECK IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

A nice looking young sailor poses for his portrait at the Rembrandt Studio in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is a seaport and the sailor was likely in town on leave. While visiting the area he decided to capture his likeness at the studio. Perhaps he sent the resulting photograph to his family or girlfriend. He, or the photographer, chose an appropriate background for the portrait. The sailor is depicted aboard a ship, in uniform, and holding a rifle with a bayonet. The lettering on his sailor cap can only be partially  read. The word “squadron” is proceeded by an unknown word which probably is the name of an area of the world where his ship was assigned. Perhaps a visitor to the cabinet card gallery can identify the sailors naval unit and rank. Research yielded no information pertaining to the Rembrandt Studio. This cabinet card is in fair condition. Note the fissure on the lower left quadrant of the image (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME SOLDIER : VINTAGE RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome soldier posing for his portrait in front of a garden outside a building. Note his high boots. There are hardly visible tiny bumps (about shoulder high) in this image. Overall, this photo postcard is in good condition (see scans). keyword

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LE DE-THAM : VIETNAMESE FEUDAL LORD AND INSURRECTIONIST VERSUS THE FRENCH

This vintage postcard features  a portrait of Vietnamese feudal lord, Le De-Tham (1858-1913). His actual name was Hoang Hoa Tham and he was also known as Commander Tham. He was the leader of the “Yen The” insurrection, a 25 year long popular revolt in the “Yen The” district of Vietnam. The insurrectionists were resisting French colonial rule. Interestingly, his parents were also resistance fighters. They both died as members of a resistance group fighting against the Court of Hue. Most of Le De-Tham’s resistance forces were routed by French troops as they swept through the province in 1890-1891. The French troops suffered a significant setback when De Tham attacked the area’s railroad. The French agreed to a peace plan and that gave De-Tham a regional fiefdom. He became a symbol for other anti-French movements. De-Tham was killed in 1913 by one of his own men.