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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PORTRAIT OF AN ATTRACTIVE JEWISH FAMILY IN 1930’S RUSSIA

This vintage photograph features an attractive Jewish family in 1930’s Russia. The previous owner of this photo reports that this is the Robert Edelstein family. The parents in this image are well dressed and their son is wearing a sailor style outfit. The photograph measures about  3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and is in fair condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A FRENCH SAILOR AND HIS BATTLESHIP (THE DESTROYER COGNEE) c1909

This fantastic cabinet card photograph is truly unusual. An oval photo of a handsome young uniformed sailor is in the center of the image. Below his portrait is a photograph of two navy battleships. The name of the sailors ship is embroidered into his cap. The sailor was on the French navy torpedo destroyer, the Cognee. The ship was one of 13 Claymore-class destroyers built around 1905. The photographer of this image is Alphonse Leenaerts and his studio was located in Toulon, France. Toulon is a port city on southern France’s Mediterranean coast. The city serves as a major naval base. Alphonse’s brother Henri, was also a photographer. The pair, who were Belgian, operated in Toulon between 1871 and 1914. They worked independently. Alphonse moved to the address listed on this photograph in about 1903. The reverse of this photo has advertising indicating that Alphonse won a medal for his work in 1909. This photo was taken shortly after that date.  This cabinet card photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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