CONSTRUCTION WORKERS : WOOD SCAFFOLDING : OCCUPATIONAL: VINTAGE RPPC

This vintage real photo occupational postcard features a portrait of more than two dozen construction workers. Many of the men are standing on wooden scaffolding in front of the building. There are no hardhats seen in this industrious group. Their job is not the safest way to earn a living. The image itself is relatively crisp and clear. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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FIVE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS : ANTIQUE TOOLS : DIRTY FACES : LAYING PIPE : 1911

This vintage occupational real photo postcard features five construction workers (laborers) posing in their work clothing. Note that two of the men are holding tools and that all but one of the men are wearing work gloves. A couple of the men have dirty faces from their labor. The men are posed in front of, what appears to be, a large pipe. Is the pipe the focus of their work? This card was postmarked in 1911. The postcard was sent to Chicago from El Paso, Texas. The card was produced by a private studio and is nearly certain to be “one of a kind”. This antique postcard is 111 years old and in fair condition. (See Scans).

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PORTRAIT OF THE KITCHEN STAFF AND A DOG : RPPC : 1920’s

This vintage real photo postcard is a group photo of kitchen staff from an unidentified restaurant or home. The chef can be seen on the right end of the second row. He is wearing a chef’s cap. The two young woman in the front row are holding their caps. It is not clear if they are servers or cooks. The man and woman in the center of the first row may be the owners of the restaurant or else help manage the restaurant or residence’s kitchen. Also posing in this postcard portrait is a medium sized dog. This postcard appears to be from around the 1920’s. The card has a light crease in it’s top center. The crease may not be detectable in the scan. The postcard is in overall good condition (see scan).

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BLATZ’S MILWAUKEE BEER : ADVERTISING : ELEVEN WELL DRESSED GUYS : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a group of eleven men posing in front of a business with a Blatz’s Milwaukee Lager Beer advertising sign hanging on the wall of the building. The men are well dressed. Apparently they are businessmen gathered for some type of meeting or get-together.  A few of the men are smoking cigars. The Blatz Brewing Comany was a major brewer in Milwaukee. It operated from 1851 through 1959. The company developed from the John Braun’s City Brewery.Valentin Blatz was hired by John Braun and when Braun died 1in 1851, Blatz bought Braun’s business and married Braun’s wife. Blatz was trained at breweries in Bavaria. Blatz’s Milwaukee brewery was bady damaged by a fire in 1872 but he used the disaster as an opportunity to enlarge and modernize the brewery in the rebuilding process. In 1875, Blatz developed a bottling department that allowed him to ship his beer nationally. Blatz sold his company to a British syndicate (United States Brewing Company” in 1891. He continued to lead the company until his death in 1894. He was succeeded by his son. The company was sold a couple of times before it was purchased by Pabst in 1958. Although Blatz’s Brewery was sold a few more times, the label remains in Pabst’s portfolio. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans). 

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SIX WORKING MEN : OCCUPATIONAL : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a group of six men. This appears to be an occupational photo. The men in the group are dressed to perform certain functions. The man wearing the suit and hat may be the owner or manager of the business. One man is wearing overalls. Does he do physical labor? Two of the men are wearing identical vests. One of them is holding a pad. Are they salesmen? Finally, the two men on the very right of the image are wearing strictly slacks and a sport shirt.The six fellows in this image certainaly appear to be “men at work”. This trimmed vintage photo measures about 4.75 x 3.25 inches and is in good condition (see scans). 

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CLERGYMAN IN LUDLOW, VERMONT

Vermont. The man has an educated appearance emanating from his beard and pince-nez spectacles.Pince-nez are a style of spectacles that was popular in the nineteenth century. These glasses were not supported by ear pieces but instead, stayed on the wearer by pinching on the bridge of his or her nose.  The clergyman  is wearing a pin near his collar and part of the chain from his pocket watch is visible at the bottom of the image. The Photographic Journal of America (1890) mentions photographer, C. A. Moore of Ludlow, Vermont. He is likely the same Moore that created this image.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL NURSE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

This cabinet card photograph features a portrait of a very pretty young nurse, or maid. She clearly is clearly is wearing a uniform. She seems very serious as she poses for her photograph at the Louis H. Rudolph studio in Chicago, Illinois. She has a wide-eyed expression and seems very attentive to the photographer. A drawing of the photographer’s studio (street view) can be seen on the reverse of the photograph. A sign in the window of the drawn building indicates that, at the time, cabinet cards sold for two dollar per dozen photographs. A listing of Chicago’s early photographers reports that Rudolph operated a studio between 1892 and 1900. He was born in 1871 and married Henrietta S. C. Ziehn in 1895.  (SOLD)

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A DOZEN WORKING MEN HAVING LUNCH : DOGNEVILLE, FRANCE : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a group of twelve men posing for their photo as they eat a meal. The men have bowls and cups and one of the men is holding a ladle for a large bowl or pot that sits on the table. The men are dressed similarly. Six of them are wearing berets. These guys are certainly expressive. The gent in the middle of the top row looks shocked and fearful; as if he saw something disturbing. The fellow in the middle of the middle row looks impish. What brings these men together? Perhaps, they are workers at a factory having lunch. They may also be soldiers or even prisoners. An inscription on the reverse of the photo indicates that the picture was taken in Dogneville, a town located in northeastern France. This photograph has excellent clarity.  The photo is trimmed and measures about 4.25 x 3.25 in. The image is in overall good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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THE PRETTY BARMAID WITH THE BUNNY EARS : OUTDOOR PUMP : BEER MUG : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman working as a bar maid. She seems to be enjoying herself judging by her wide smile. She is wearing a costume which includes bunny rabbit ears. The young woman is filling a beer mug at an outdoor pump. The AZO stamp box seen on the reverse of this postcard indicates that it was published sometime between 1904 and 1918.   (SOLD)

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DOG CART : DELIVERING MILK : FLEMISH MILK MAID : THREE DOGS : BELGIUM

This vintage real photo postcard features a couple delivering milk transported by a dog cart. The wagon is being pulled by three large dogs. The caption printed on the card, “Laitiere Flamande”, is translated as “Flemish Milk Maid”. The woman on the cart is wearing traditional Flemish clothing. This divided back postcard dates back to around 1907 to 1915. Note the light crease in the upper right hand corner of the card. Overall, this vintage postcard is in good condition. 

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