ALEXANDRA CARLISLE : SHAKESPEARE : BROADWAY : SUFFRAGETTE : COOLIDGE NOMINATOR

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Postcard 1 features pretty stage and film actress Alexandra Carlisle (1886-1936). She is wearing a feathered hat and a sullen expression. Carlisle was an English actress as well as a suffragest. She was born in England. In 1903 she performed in two Shakespearian productions. In 1908, she performed the lead role in “The Mollusc” at the Garrick Theatre. IN 1908 she appeared in two productions of Shakespeare plays produced by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. In 1911, she acted in a Royal Command Performance for King George V and the Emperor and Empress of Germany. In 1912, she married for the third time. Her new husband was a dental surgeon from the US and in 1915 she settled there. She quickly became a noted speaker for women’s suffrage and for the Republican Party. In 1920, she directed a show for Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Club. Also in 1920, she was the main speaker for Massachusetts at the Republican Convention and she seconded the nomination of Calvin Coolidge for Vice President. Carlisle performed in two films (1917,1934). She was an active Broadway performer; performing in 17 Broadway productions between 1908 and 1936. The writer of this postcard mentions Miss Carlisle. She states that “we saw A. C. in Earl of Pawtucket”. This postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (no. 4073 H). Carlisle’s phototgraph was taken by Dover Street Studios. The postcard is postmarked 1907 and has a British stamp. (SOLD)

Postcard 2 also features pretty stage and film actress Alexandra Carlisle. She is wearing a hair ornament and a half smile. This postcard was published by Aristophot as part of a series (no.E1556). Carlisle’s photograph was taken by Dover Street Studios. The postcard is unused, hand tinted, and is of the embossed style. This postcard is beautifully colored and in very good condition.  (SOLD)

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ELLA RUSSELL : AMERICAN SUFFRAGETTE, POLITICIAN & BUSINESSPERSON : WOMENS RIGHTS

Ella Russell (1868-1956) is the subject of this vintage real photo postcard. Although she is virtually unknown to most people, she played an important role Women’s Rights. She was a suffragette, businessperson, and politician. She was the president of the Everett (Washington) Suffrage Club. She spoke about the issue of women’s right to vote, to a crowd of 6,500 people at a Billy Sunday Crusade event. She advocated for the women’s rights throughout the state of Washington. In 1914, Russell was the Democratic candidate in a race for the Washington House of Representatives. In 1922 she ran for the Washington House of Representatives as a Republican. She lost the election. In 1924 she won the nomination to run as a Republican for the state senate. However she was defeated in the election by another Republican candidate who won the position unethically. Washington was the fifth state in the nation to give women the right to vote. Russell was born in Illinois. She became a school teacher there and worked for five years. This was followed by a two year stint teaching in Washington. She married a wood shingle miller, had five children, and helped her husband with his business. Upon her husbands death, she took over the business. This photo postcard was published by Frederick Hartmann. His postcard publishing company was headquartered in London. He was active in the UK between 1902 and 1909. It is thought that he produced the first divided back card in the world. His postcards were printed in Saxony (Germany) because of the country’s advanced printing industry. He produced view cards from all over England and imported glamour cards from the European continent. He was the English distributor for Trenkler & Company postcards. In 1907, Hartmann partnered with Christian Linck. The business went bankrupt that same year (1907).  (SOLD)

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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CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT : ANTHONY TROLLOPE : NOVELIST: PHOTO BY NAPOLEON SARONY

This carte de visite portrait features British author, Anthony Trollope (1815-1882). He has been described as “one of the most successful, prolific and respected novelists of the Victorian era. His best known work was a series of novels known as the “Chronicles of Barsetshire”. He also wrote novels revolving around political, social and gender issues. This cdv’s photograph of Trollope was taken by Napoleon Sarony. Sarony was a celebrated and talented celebrity photographer based in New York City. (SOLD)

JOHN KENNEDY : INAUGARATION DAY : COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA : AFL-CIO

This snapshot captured the inaugaration parade for the United States 35th President. John F Kennedy’s inaugation date was 1/20/1961. This photo features one of the parade’s floats. The float was sponsored by the Communications Workers of America. The group was associated with the AFL-CIO. The float is quite patriotic and has a banner stating “World Peace Through Communication”. The people seen on the float are portraying various types of union member workers. A telephone pole climbing repairman, a telephone operator, and other communication workers are represented. The telephone poles have banners asserting some of the freedoms enjoyed by American citizens. This snapshot photograph measures about 4 3/4″ x 3 3/8″. SOLD

 

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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

JACOB JAVITS FOR US SENATE : 1956 CAMPAIGN PINBACK : NEW YORK SENATOR : 4 TERMS

This  pinback is from Jacob Javits 1956 campaign to become the US Senator for the state of New York. (1904-1986). Javits was a Republican and he defeated Democrat Robert Wagner in the election. He subsequently won re-election to the Senate in 1962, 1968, and 1974. This political button measures approximately 3 2/4″ wide and has a height of about 3 1/4″. SOLD

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NEW YORK MILITARY ACADEMY : CORNWALL ON HUDSON, NY : DONALD TRUMP ALMA MATER

This vintage postcard features the New York Military Academy (NYMA). Donald Trump is the most famous  alumni of the school though many other “big names” are alumni. Trump was there for five years starting the fall of 1959. It is reported widely that his father sent him there while he was in the seventh grade because he needed a more disciplined and focused setting than the Queens, N.Y. private school he was then attending. NYMA was a college preparatory school located in the rural town of Cornwall, New York (60 miles north of New York City). The school  was one of the oldest military schools in the United States. In 2015, the school filed for bankruptcy protection. It was later bought by a Chinese owned foundation. This divided back postcard is from circa 1909. It was published by the Hugh C. Leighton Company of Portland, Maine. The firm predominately published postcards of New England. They printed some cards in Maine but most, like this one, were manufactured in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1909, the firm merged with Valentine and Sons. (SOLD)

PRESIDENT WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT AND HIS WIFE

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of President William Howard Taft (1857-1930) and his wife, Helen (Nellie) Taft (1861-1943). Taft was the 27th president of the United States. He served from 1909 to 1913. He also served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Tafts married in 1886 and their marriage lasted nearly 44 years. The pair had three children, one of whom, became a U.S. Senator. This portrait photo was copyrighted by Brown Brothers in 1909. Brown Brothers, located in New York City, was the world’s first stock photo agency. It was founded in 1904. The publisher of this postcard was Garraway Photo-Art Company; a firm that operated in New York City. The corners on the reverse of this postcard reveal that the card formerly resided in a postcard album. Overall, this vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

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CHARLES LINDBERGH : AVIATOR : SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS : NEW YORK TO PARIS : OUR HERO : 1927

This vintage real photo postcard features a photo of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) and his airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. He flew the plane on his famous 1927 flight between New York and Paris. Lindbergh’s solo nonstop flight covered 3600 miles in 33 1/2 hours. Lindbergh was also well known for the tragic kidnapping and murder of his son in 1932, his anti semitic views, and his non interventionist stance before World War II. This card was published by P & A. The postcard is in fair condition. SOLD