PRETTY TEENAGE GIRL FINDS RELIGION IN REUTLINGEN, GERMANY

This carte de visite portrait features a beautifully dressed teenage girl. She is being photographed to commemorate a religious ceremony. Gotthold Wurster is the photographer of this image. His studio was located in Reutlingen, Germany. This cdv photograph is in excellent condition (see scans)

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FIRST COMMUNION PORTRAIT : LOVELY YOUNG EUROPEAN GIRL IN LANDESHUT OR ROTHENBACH

This cabinet card features a young girl posing for her first communion portrait. The photograph was taken at one of the two locations of the Czechatz studio. The sites of these two studios were Landeshut (Poland) and Rothenbach (Germany). Landeshut is also known as Kamienna Gora. This cabinet card is in excellent condition (see scans).

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BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF A NUN : CABINET CARD PHOTO BY JOSEPH APERS (1903-1917)

This gorgeous cabinet card portrait features a half smiling nun. She is wearing a cross and a silver ring (indicating that she has taken perpetual vows). She is holding a prayer book and a small statue of a crucifix is on the table beside her. This lovely image comes from the studio of Joseph Apers. The studio was located in Boom, Belgium. Boom is about 10 miles from the city of Antwerp. A Belgian early photographer guide reports that Apers operated his Boom studio between circa 1903 and 1917, He also had studios in Antwerp during his career. This cabinet card photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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JEWESS : MIDDLE EASTERN OR NORTH AFRICA : ETHNOGRAPHY

This ethnographic postcard features a portrait of a half smiling pretty young woman. Printed beneath the image is the word “Juive”. The English translation of the word is “Jewess”. Judging by her clothing, she is likely from the Middle East or North Africa. The postcard is of French origin and published by JND Hot. It is part of a series (no.190 T). The card is in very good condition (see scans).

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RABBI : MIDDLE EASTERN OR NORTH AFRICAN : ETHNOGRAPHY

This ethnographic postcard features a portrait of a smiling rabbi. Judging by his garb, he is likely from the Middle East or North Africa. The postcard is of French origin and published by JND Hot. The card is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG GIRL IN HER COMMUNION DRESS IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA

This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young girl celebrating her communion by being photographed by A. Alvarez at his studio in Santiago de Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in Cuba and is located in the southeastern part of the island. The Battle of San Juan Hill was fought in this area. The 1898 battle marked the defeat of Spain in the Spanish American War. This photograph was likely taken only a few years after this war ended. To view other vintage Cuban photographs, click on the cabinet card gallery category “Cuba”. This scalloped edged cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF FOUR OLDER WOMEN AND TWO YOUNG NUNS OR NURSES

This vintage real photo postcard raises a lot of questions but not a lot of answers. On the surface, this looks like a portrait of four older women and two younger women dressed like nuns. The older women have a strong family resemblance and I am hypothesizing that they are sisters. Taking a closer look at the image, I can not be certain that the younger women are nuns. Their clothing looks more simple then I typically see in portraits of nuns of that era. However, there certainly could be cultural differences, as well as order differences, in regard to the habits worn by nuns around the world. I also question whether a nun, such as one of the young ladies in this portrait, would be wearing a pin, presumably attached to a pocket watch. I am also uncertain whether it would be expected that the two young ladies in this image are wearing closely similar, but not identical “habits”.  Is it possible that the two “nuns” are actually “nurses”? This portrait postcard was “found” in Vancouver, Canada. However, it was part of a collection of Scottish images. This real photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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THE DOG THAT FOUND RELIGION : A PORTRAIT OF A PRIEST AND HIS SPANIEL

This vintage real photo postcard features a priest and his noble spaniel dog. This portrait was photographed by Albert Hester who operated a studio in London, England. Hester is mentioned in the British Journal of Photography (1910) for participating in a London exhibition. The card was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France.  This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WEARING A LARGE CROSS IN BATAVIA, NEW YORK (CARTE DE VISITE)

This carte de visite is a photograph of a pretty young woman wearing a large chain and cross. She was photographed at the studio of C. W. Tallman (1833-1896), in Batavia, New York. The town is located in Genesee County and is in the West Central part of the state. Charles W. Tallman operated a gallery in Batavia between the 1870’s and 1905. He began his photography business in Lockport, New York (1866-1877). A number of his early photos were railroad related. Tallman was the first photographer in Batavia,  Some of Tallman’s photographs can be found in the George Eastman Museum and the New York Public Library collections. Tallman was an amateur astronomer and wrote about the subject. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).                                                       

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PORTRAIT OF A MENNONITE COUPLE

This vintage cabinet card photograph features a couple holding hands and posing for a photographer. Their style of clothing leads me to believe that they are Mennonites. The photographer of this photo is W. H. Farley. He operated photographic studios in Crete, Tampico, and Gibson, Illinois during the 1880’s. The cabinet card gallery has several photos by Farley. One of these images also is of a Mennonite couple. To see Farley’s other photos, place his name in the search box.   (SOLD)

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