PORTRAIT OF A SAILOR FROM THE U.S.S. BOSTON IN NAGASAKI, JAPAN (1896)

This cabinet card portrait features a uniformed sailor from the navy ship, the U.S.S. Boston. The photograph was taken by Kiosheikwan of Nagasaki, Japan. The sailor probably had the photograph taken in order to send it to family or a girlfriend back home in the United States. A web site dedicated to the U.S.S. Boston and the men who served on her, was very helpful in providing details about the ship and the dates it served in the Pacific. The site reveals that there has been seven ships named  “Boston” that served America since 1776. The ship that the sailor in the photograph served on was a Protected Cruiser that sailed between 1887 and 1940. She was the U.S. Navy’s second steel ship and was propelled by sails and/or steam engine. The ship’s crew consisted of about 284 men. Initially. the ship patrolled the waters of Latin America and Haiti, but in 1892, she began to serve in the Pacific. In 1896, she was attached to the Asiatic Station at Yokohama, Japan. When the Spanish American War occurred in 1898,the U.S.S. Boston took part in the Battle of Manila Bay as well as, the capture of Manila. Reviewing the history of the ship, it seems probable that this photograph was taken in 1896 or 1897.  (SOLD)

SAILOR BOY WEARING DRESS WHITES IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

 

A young boy wearing a white dress naval  uniform poses for a photographer in Brooklyn, New York. The photograph was produced by the Huttenlocher Studio. Note the lads interesting cap. One wonders whether the cap is part of a regulation uniform of a particular nation’s navy. The cap has an insignia on its brim. The meaning of the insignia is unknown. The photographer, Frederick Huttenlocher was mentioned in an article in the Telephone Review (1915) published by the New York Telephone Company. Mr Huttenlocher was presented as kind and as heroic.  A company called the Patchogue Commercial Office, located in Brooklyn, New York, had a fire, causing the office to shut down. The company was across the street from Huttenlocher’s studio and due to Huttenlocher’s kindness, the Patchogue Commercial Office was able to open a temporary headquarters inside of the studio within thirty minutes after experiencing the fire.  (SOLD)

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YOUNG WOMAN POSES FOR PORTRAIT : NAUTICAL THEME : CROUCH END, ENGLAND

A pretty young woman wearing a sailor dress poses with a boat oar, rope, and life preserver at the Williams studio in Crouch End, England. Hopefully, she didn’t get her hair wet because her hair is so long that it might take decades to dry. This nautical minded subject appears to be standing on the steps outside a building, though it is possible that she is actually inside a studio in front of a terrific backdrop. Crouch End is five miles outside of London. This cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see scans). 

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PORTRAIT OF THREE ADORABLE CHILDREN : SIBLINGS : NAPOLI, ITALY : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features three a portrait of three young siblings. The children are adorable. Note that the boy in the image is wearing a sailor suit. This photograph was taken at a studio in Naples, Italy. The postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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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.   SOLD

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STEAMBOAT LANDING : HUNTINGTON HARBOR, NEW YORK : MANY BOATS : RPPC : (1928)

This vintage postcard features a view of the steamboat landing in Huntington Harbor, Long Island, New York. In addition to the two steamboats seen at the landing; there are a number of other boats visible in the busy Harbor. The steamboats carried passengers to New York City, Connecticut, and other places. This postcard was published by Photo & Art Postal Card Company as part of a series (No.14). The firm was located in New York City. The message on the reverse includes the writer’s phone number. It only uses three digits. The card was postmarked in Northport, New York. It was postmarked in 1928. Note that the card has a bit of wrinkling in it’s top left hand corner. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF YOUNG SIBLINGS : CHILDREN : SAILOR SUIT : (1912)

This vintage real photo postcard features two cute siblings. An inscription on the reverse of the card indicates that the children are Susan (age 8) and Richard Carey (age 6). The photograph was taken in 1912. Note that Richard is wearing a sailor suit, a popular style of this era. The card has an Artura stamp box.  SOLD

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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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ADORABLE LITTLE BOY POSES IN SAILORS OUTFIT WITH GERMAN SHEPHERD AT HIS SIDE

This vintage real photo postcard features a little boy posing for his portrait at an unidentified photographers studio. The child is wearing a sailors suit which includes short pants. He is petting the German Shepherd type dog that lies on the bench adjacent to the young boy. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A FATHER, TWO YOUNG SONS, AND A HOOP TOY IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

This cabinet card captures a well dressed father and his two sons posing for their portrait at the Elite studio in Dusseldorf, Germany. The father is wearing a three piece suit with a tie and a pocket watch. The older child is holding a hoop toy. Both boys are wearing naval caps with lettering spelling out “Kaiserliche Marine”. The “Kaiserliche Marine” was the name of the German Empire’s Navy. It existed between 1871 and 1919. Kaiser Wilhelm II expanded and improved the navy, as well as, broadened it’s mission. The German navy became a very powerful force, second only to Britain’s Royal Navy. This fantastic family portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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