TWO PORTRAITS OF A PRETTY WOMAN IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

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The same woman appears in each of these two photographs by the Baker Art Gallery of Columbus, Ohio. The woman is very pretty. She is wearing a black bow in her hair in both photographs and in the profile portrait she is wearing a hair comb. There is a lot of bare skin in these photographs which make them a bit risque, though tastefully done. The Cabinet Card Gallery is building a nice collection of photographs from the Baker Art Gallery. To view these images, click on the category “Photographer: Baker Art Gallery”.

PRETTY WOMAN WEARING NEGLIGEE APPLIES LIPSTICK IN FRONT OF A MIRROR (FRENCH BOUDOIR POSTCARD)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty woman applying lipstick in front of a large mirror. The woman is wearing a negligee. It is uncertain whether she is getting ready to go to bed with a lover, or if she is just getting dressed and applying make-up upon rising. This risque photograph was taken by Julian Mandel (1872-1935). He was one of the most famous photographers of female nudes during the early twentieth century. He worked in Paris, France and his photographs became well known in the 1910’s through the 1930’s. His images were published by such firms as Alfred Noyer, Les Studios, P-C Paris, and the Neue Photographische Gesellschaft (NPG). Mandel produced many erotic postcards. He photographed his models indoors as well as outdoors. He often posed his models in classical poses and he was a master at utilizing toning and soft lighting. It is reported that Mandel participated in the German avant-garde (new age outdoor) movement. Mandel, as well as other photographers of nude models, produced photographs that were postcard sized, but never meant to be sent through the mail. In fact, it was illegal to post these nude images. These nude photographs tended to be privately collected. Although Mandel listed his name on his nude photographs, most photographers chose to remain anonymous. Experts compare Mandel’s work to that of photographer Julian Walery, another avant-garde artist who was known for his deco style nudes produced in the 1920’s. A photograph of Mandel can be seen below. This postcard was published by well known photographer Alfred Noyer. The celebrated photographer supervised a large photo studio in Paris. The Noyer Studio operated from 1910 until the 1940’s. Many of the postcards he produced of women were nudes or risque images. Some of his postcards list his name, while others are simply marked “AN”.  (SOLD)

SUSY VINING : BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS AND FASHIONISTA (EXTRAORDINARY CABINET CARD BY BENJAMIN FALK); AND A RPPC : MISS VINING AND HER YORKIE

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I am not prone to hyperbole. Without exaggeration, I find this cabinet card portrait (photo 1) quite extraordinary. The pretty woman in this photograph is beautifully dressed. She deserves the moniker of “fashionista”. If she walked into a noisy crowded room, I’m quite sure all activity would cease, and she would become the center of attention. I wish I knew the identity of this fabulous lady. She is probably an actress, which I assume by her appearance, and by the fact that she was photographed by celebrity photographer, Benjamin Falk. An inscription on the reverse of this photograph identifies her as “E Vinning”. I could not find any information about any performer with that name. However, my research did discover an actress named “Susy Vining”. Photographs of Susy Vining show a person who looks similar to the woman in this cabinet card photo. Note the real photo postcard image of Susy Vining below. Do you think “E Vinning” and “Susy Vining” are one and the same person? Just a few more words about this cabinet card. The subject is holding a fur stole and umbrella in one hand, and a top hat in the other. Considering that she is already wearing a head covering, I would love to know the story behind the top hat. This cabinet card image is not on regular cabinet card stock paper. This photograph is printed on thinner than usual stock paper. The card is gold beveled. There is a bar code sticker on the reverse of the photograph. It is very possible that this image is a REPRODUCTION, rather than an original photograph. The photograph is in very good condition and has excellent clarity (see scans). (SOLD)

Photograph 2 is a vintage real photo postcard of actress Susie Vining. Her bare shoulder dress makes this photograph a bit risque. The actress is holding a cute small dog. The dog looks like a Yorkshire Terrier. This photograph was taken by the Foulsham & Banfield studio as part of a series (no.1946 A). Foulsham & Banfield were well known celebrity photographers. Frank Foulsham and A. C. Banfield operated a studio from the 1900’s through the 1920’s. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo and is in very good condition (see scans).

Photograph 3 was published by C. W. Faulkner & Co. as part of a series (no.483A). The postcard’s message was written in 1905. The writer tells the addressee that “our Meg has got a place at Fisherrow School”. The postmark is also from 1905. The card was postmarked in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and addressed to Musselburgh, Scotland. This postcard has some silvering at the bottom of the image. The card is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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INK BLOTTER : RISQUE CHEESE CAKE PIN-UP : THE ABLE SUPPLY GIRL : K. O. MUNSON

This vintage ink blotter advertises the Able Supply Company. Well known pin-up artist, K O Munson, did the artwork for this risque cheese cake advertising blotter. This blotter was likely published by Brown & Bigelow. This blotter was found in a group of other risque Able Supply blotters that credited Brown & Bigelow as their publishers.  The publishing firm was founded in 1896 and it still exists today. It is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This blotter has issues. It’s top edge is significantly crimped. It’s bottom edge may have been trimmed. (See scans).The blotter is in overall fair condition. The ink blotter measures about 3 7/8″ x 5 3/4″ and dates back to the 1950’s.  (SOLD)

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TWO BATHING BEAUTIES : RISQUE : BEACH CABANA : PHOTO BY HENRY TRAUT : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features two smiling bathing beauties posing outside a beach cabana. This photograph is risque for it’s era. This image was produced by the studio of the esteemed photographer, Henry (Heinrich) Traut. The postcard was published by Rotophot Berlin (RPH). Rotophot eventually morphed in Ross Verlag. SOLD

MIMI FRITZ : PARTIALLY NUDE : BEAUTIFUL STAGE ACTRESS : RISQUE :HAND TINTED RPPC

This vintage postcard features a portrait of beautiful stage actress Mimi Fritz. This is a rare postcard and there was little information found about Miss Fritz from a preliminary search of the internet. This postcard is risque for it’s era since Mlle Fritz is exposing her breast and bare shoulders. This postcard was published by Venus as part of a series (287). SOLD

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN RECLINING ON A COUCH AND READING A “FORBIDDEN BOOK” (RISQUE)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman reclining on a couch and reading a book. The caption on the card indicates that she is reading a “Forbidden Book”. She is likely reading a racy novel. This postcard is a bit risque for it’s era (c. 1905). This postcard was published by Paul Fink (Germany) as part of a series (No. 5009/3). He was a fine art printer that operated between 1899 and 1905. The stamp box of this postcard has an interesting story. “NBC” (Neue Bromsilber Convention) was a price cartel established in 1909 that continued until the 1930’s. The purpose of the cartel was to ensure that the minimum price charged for postcards was kept at a sufficiently profitable level. (SOLD)

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HANNI MAURUS : RISQUE PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY DANCER (RARE RPPC)

This postcard features a risque portrait of pretty performer, Hanni Maurus.  This photograph captures Miss Maurus in costume and performing a dance. This is a rare postcard. I could not find another portrait postcard of this performer. I do not know if Hanni is related to Aurstrian actress Gerda Maurus. This postcard was published by the Garloff Brothers of Mafgdeburg, Saxony, Germany. This cabaret photo was most likely taken by Paul Pietsch and dates back to the 1920’s. The card is in excellent condition (see scans).  

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MLLE. ROCHET : BIKINI CLAD : PRETTY PERFORMER AT VARIETES : RISQUE RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features cabaret performer Mlle. Rochet. She is wearing a provocative costume and this is a risque photo postcard for it’s era. Rochet is shown in costume for a performance at the Theatre des Varietes. The club was, and remains located, in Paris, France. It was opened in 1807. This postcard is from the very early 1900’s. It is part of a series (no. 169). The publisher or photographer is “DOL”. The card is unposted. Note the crease in the lower right hand corner. (SOLD)

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THREE PORTRAITS OF PROVOCATIVE GERMAN SILENT FILM STAR RUTH WEYHER

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This vintage real photo postcard features German silent film actress, Ruth Weyher (1901-1983). She was born in Neumark, East Prussia, Germany.  Weyher grew up in Danzig where she studied painting until she switched to a conservatory to study singing. An illness robbed her of her singing voice and in 1919 she travelled to Berlin where she studied a Max Reinhardt’s theatre school. Reinhardt was a well known director and producer. She appeared in 48 films between 1920 and 1930. She starred in director Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s film “Secrets of the Soul” (1926). She also produced a film in 1929. During her career, Weyher only appeared in a few sound movies and she abandoned acting after marrying publisher Hans Geiselberger in 1932. It is reported that she retired at her husband’s request. The video clip below features Miss Weyher in her appearance in the film “Shadows: A Nightly Hallucination” (1923). The film title translation was done by “google translate”. Weyher’s costar in this film was Austrian stage and film actor Fritz Kortner (1892-1970). A review of this film describes Weyher as “beautiful and passionate”.  Ruth Weyher’s appearance in this film can be described as risque or provocative. One of the themes of this film is infidelity. This postcard was published by Ross Verlag and is part of a series (no. 3529/1). The portrait of Miss Weyher was taken by Alex Schmoll, a photographer located in Berlin, Germany. There is Italian print on the reverse of the postcard that roughly translates as “Exclusive sale publisher: Ballerini and Fratini, Firenze (Florence, Italy). A bit of research reveals that the publishing house, Ballerini & Fratini Montespertoli began in Florence in the year 1912.                                     

The second postcard featuring Ruth Weyher was also published by Ross Verlag. The postcard is part of a series (no. 3089/1). This portrait of Miss Weyher  has her posed in position to display her bare back. She has an engaging smile and holds a large fan of dark feathers. Some may find this image somewhat sexually provocative. The photographer of this photograph is Kiesel of Berlin, Germany.

Postcard 3 This vintage real photo postcard features Miss Weyher holding an adorable kitten. This postcard was published by Iris Verlag and is part of a series (no. 892). The portrait of Miss Weyher was taken by Kiesell, a photographer located in Berlin, Germany. This postcard has remnants of it’s former scrapbook home on back of card. It is in  overall good condition (see scans). 

 

 

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