PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND HER ADORABLE LARGE DOG

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl and her adorable big dog. They make a lovely pair. The child, sitting on a pillow, shows a hint of a smile and the dog looks alert and friendly. The stamp box on the reverse of this postcard reveals that the postcard was made by Crown Studios sometime between 1913 and 1929.The photograph appears to have been taken by a private studio. The postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition.

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Published in: on October 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL AND LUCKY YOUNG WOMAN

This vintage real photo postcard features a very attractive young woman holding a bouquet of purple flowers and what appears to be a horseshoe. The woman is beautifully dressed in an orange winter coat with a fur collar and fur sleeve cuffs. She has a wonderful smile. The postcard is from the French art deco period. It was likely published in the 1910’s. The postcard was published by Gloria and was part of a series (no. 4010). The horseshoe seen in this photograph is an enigma. First of all, is it a horseshoe? It is way too large to be anything but a piece of art, rather than a real horseshoe. Horseshoes have long been associated as being “lucky”. They were originally made of iron, a metal that was believed to ward off evil spirits. They were originally held in place with seven nails. Seven was considered a lucky number. Superstitious sailors believed a horseshoe nailed to a mast would keep storms away from their ship. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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ART DECO PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

This vintage real photo postcard features of an art deco portrait of a beautiful mother and her adorable daughter. This postcard is French in origin and it has an art deco style. The photo postcard is likely from the 1920’s and highlights fashion of that time. The postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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ROAD TRIP: FOUR BOYS AND A FORD GALAXIE IN MEXICO

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Everyday life was becoming a drag. Every day was a carbon copy of the previous day. The boys needed something to do that would break up the routine. One of the boys had an idea of how to end their restlessness. After a night of the boys boozing it up, he said, “How about a road trip?”. Agreement with the proposal was unanimous. With little planning, the boys jumped into Joe’s Ford Galaxie and drove off to the border. Once in Mexico, the boys stopped at a cafe to get some grub. A sign hanging on the side of the building advertised food. Among the selections was “Pollo” (chicken) and “Carnitas” (a tasty pork dish). The boys brought along their own liquid refreshment. A large bottle sits on top of the car and one of the boys is holding a second bottle. The odds are that the liquid refreshment was some form of alcohol. One can only imagine what occurred after this photograph was taken. Hopefully, the boys had a good time and got home safely. This photograph was taken circa  early 1960’s. The Ford Galaxie was produced beginning 1959 and the pictured vehicle is one of the early models. This vintage real photo postcard has a light crease in the lower left hand corner and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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FLOATING YOUNG LADIES DRESSED IN WHITE

This vintage real photo postcard features two pretty young women wearing long light colored dresses, large bows, and fun hats. The unidentified photographer of this portrait either intentionally, or unintentionally, used lighting or developing techniques that made their feet disappear under the cover of darkness. The women appear to be floating above the floor. This is a privately produced postcard. The image was taken at a photo studio. There are likely no other copies of this photograph. The “AZO” stamp box indicates that the postcard photo was taken sometime between 1904 and 1918. At first glance, this postcard is in very good condition. However, it is important to note that there is a light crease running through the darker of the two pictured hats (see scans).

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Published in: on September 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A DAY AT THE BEACH FOR EIGHT BATHERS IN TOKAJ, HUNGARY

Eight bathers gather for their group photo at a beach in Tokaj, Hungary. The historical town is located in the northern part of Hungary. It is in the district where Tokaji wine is produced. The beach goers are wearing bathing suits. Half of the subjects are sitting in a beached rowboat.The reverse of this vintage real photo postcard indicates that the message was written in 1927. It appears that seven of the individuals in the photo are identified in the column on the right side of the back of the postcard. Perhaps a visitor to the cabinet card gallery will be able to leave a comment translating the postcard’s message. This photo postcard is in very good condition. 

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PRETTY TEENAGE FASHIONABLE YOUNG WOMAN

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman with a beautiful smile. . She is likely in her teenage years, and is adorably dressed. The postcard was produced by Georg Gerlach & Co.. The firm was a real photo card publisher and printer based in Berlin, Germany. A look at the reverse of the postcard indicates that it was formerly a resident of a postcard album The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN EXTREMELY HAPPY CHILD ON A TRICYCLE

This vintage real photo postcard features a happy child riding on a tricycle. The child is flashing a wonderful wide smile. Judging by the tyke’s shoes, I think the child is a girl. The AZO stamp box indicates that this postcard photo was likely taken between 1904 and 1918. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF STAGE PERFORMER MISS NELLIE BODEN (PHOTO BY ERNEST DYCHE OF BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND)

This vintage real photo postcard features dancer and vocalist Miss Nellie Boden. Research revealed a dearth of information about this pretty young woman. The photographer of this image is Ernest Dyche (1887-1973). He operated a studio in Birmingham, England. He was a self-taught photographer who opened his first studio around 1910. His studio was near the Bordesley Palace Theatre and Dyche became very involved with theatrical portraiture. In addition to photographing stage performers, he also produced individual, group, family, and wedding photographs. He was succeeded by his son, Ernest Malcom Dyche (1921-1990). The younger Dyche, photographed a large number of the black residents of Birmingham. His work documented members of that community and has been the subject of modern day exhibitions. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG GIRL WEARING WINTER CLOTHING (PRIVATE ISSUE POSTCARD)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young girl, dressed in winter clothing, posing for her portrait. Note her boots, fur collar, muff, and knit cap. The girl has long braids and  a terrific smile. This is a private issue postcard, most likely it is one-of-a-kind. The postcard is of British origin and is from circa 1920’s. This unique winter fashion postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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