TWO HAPPY CHILDREN AND THEIR TOYS IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This vintage real photo postcard makes me smile. The card pictures two happy children posing for their portrait while holding some fun toys. These kids are ready to play. The younger child is holding a hoop toy while the older child has a ball and racquet. This photograph was taken by a photographer that may be familiar to regular Cabinet Card Gallery visitors. The gallery has a number of photos from the studio of Florencio Bixio. This talented photographer operated a studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bixio specialized in studio portraits, wedding portraits, and photos of entertainers. He also was a correspondent for the magazine “Caras and Caretas”, as well as a producer of photo postcards. Between 1900 and 1930 he opened photography studios in partnership with two other photographers. These studios were called “Bixio and Merlino” and Bixio and Castiglioni”. He was of Italian descent and emigrated to Argentina in 1896. He died in Buenos Aires in 1933. This real photo postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A FASHIONABLE CURLY HAIRED YOUNG CHILD IN NEW YORK CITY

This photograph of a young child is from the studio of Professor David Ehrlich of New York City. The child is beautifully dressed and is holding a toy in his left hand and standing beside a chair with a toy ball on the seat. A sketch of Prof. Ehrlich and a sketch of his studio can be found on the reverse of the photograph (see scan below). The author of the blog, “Cabinet Card Photographers”, has researched Professor Ehrlich. It was found that Mr. Ehrlich had a photo studio at 160 East 66th Street between 1892 and 1902. In 1902, he appears to have moved his studio to 157 East 75th Street. He made a number of moves after that. He is last listed as a photographer in a 1913 business directory. He then switched professions and became a music teacher. The Professor must have possessed a strong drive to teach. While a photographer, he gave photography lessons to the public. It seems that he truly earned the title of “Professor”. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A SMALL BOY AND HIS TOY HORSE IN LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

This carte de visite portrait features a well dressed small boy holding a stick and posing with his toy horse. A closer look at the photograph reveals that the child is holding a pull string which could use to pull the toy horse from place to place. This cdv image was taken by the Mitscher studio in Lausanne, Switzerland (circa 1900). Lausanne is a city located on Lake Geneva in the French-speaking region of Vaud. This cdv portrait is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A CHILD RIFLEMAN IN MILAN, ITALY (PHOTO BY BADODI)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young boy wearing a backpack and holding a rifle. He is wearing a feathered hat and faces the camera with much poise. The reverse of the card has the stamp of Milan photographer Attilio Badodi (1880-1967). He was a talented and very successful photographer of European celebrities. His photos immortalized many actors and actresses. He also did portraits of Benito Mussolini. The stamp box on this postcard indicates that it was published by K Ltd. sometime between 1918 and 1936. This portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL AND HER DOLL IN CHAUMONT, FRANCE

This vintage photograph features an adorable little girl holding her cherished doll as she poses for her portrait at the Lancelot studio in Chaumont, France. The town is located in the North Central part of the country. Dolls have been around for a long time. In fact, there is archaeological evidence that indicates that dolls may by the oldest known toy. Wooden dolls were found in Egyptian tombs that date back to the 21st century BC. Remarkably, dolls with movable limbs and removable clothing existed in at least 200 BC. This vintage photo is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL HUGGING HER DOLL (AIN’T SHE SWEET)

This vintage photograph is sweet. The photo features a young girl hugging her doll. The child has beautiful eyes and a wonderful smile. She looks so sweet. Interestingly, both she and her doll have bangs that look very much alike. The girl is wearing a pretty sweater. This color photograph is a former resident of a photo album. It is evident that the image was once held in place in an album by photo corners. This photograph found it’s way to me from Argentina. The photo measures about 3.5″ x 7.5″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A FATHER, TWO YOUNG SONS, AND A HOOP TOY IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

This cabinet card captures a well dressed father and his two sons posing for their portrait at the Elite studio in Dusseldorf, Germany. The father is wearing a three piece suit with a tie and a pocket watch. The older child is holding a hoop toy. Both boys are wearing naval caps with lettering spelling out “Kaiserliche Marine”. The “Kaiserliche Marine” was the name of the German Empire’s Navy. It existed between 1871 and 1919. Kaiser Wilhelm II expanded and improved the navy, as well as, broadened it’s mission. The German navy became a very powerful force, second only to Britain’s Royal Navy. This fantastic family portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL WEARING A BONNET : HOLDING A DOLL OR PUPPET (1939)

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl holding a doll. It is possible that the doll may actually be a marionette puppet. Note the child’s bonnet as well as her apprehensive expression. A stamp on the reverse of the card reveals that the child was photographed by the Jupiter studio in Bucharest, Romania. The photo was taken in 1939. This vintage postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition.

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FIVE YOUNG ADULT SISTERS AND FIVE PSEUDO CATS IN CAREY, OHIO (BEAUTIFUL DRAWING OF “LADY COLUMBIA” ON REVERSE OF PHOTO)

This cabinet card portrait is unusual. The typical props seen in cabinet cards are items like fences, walls, rocks, windows, books, and a number of other common objects. The five young women seen in this cabinet card are holding unusual props. Each is holding a toy cat of different sizes. The cats seem to be cut-outs. The women show a familial resemblance and are likelyssisters. They are all clad in similar long dresses. The photograph was taken at the gallery of D. Cramer. David Cramer’s photography business was located in Carey, Ohio. Cramer was born in 1854. He married Elva C. Cramer in 1882. The only mention, I could find of his occupation as a photographer, was in the 1900 US census. By 1910, the US census listed him as a painter. Note the artwork on the reverse of this photograph. The drawing is beautiful and it is related to the words, “Columbian Cabinet”, printed on the middle bottom of the front of the cabinet card.  In the 19th century, Columbia was viewed as a goddess-like female “national personification” of both the United States and the concept of Liberty. Sometimes the figure was called “Lady Columbia” or “Miss Columbia”.   SOLD

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AN ADORABLE YOUNG BOY POSES WITH HIS HOOP AND STICK TOY IN HODIMONT VERVIERS, BELGIUM (CARTE de VISITE)_

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A young boy poses for his portrait with his hoop and stick toy. He is being photographed at the Hubert Cornet studio in Hodimont Verviers, Belgium. Hodimont is a district within the city of Verviers. Note the boy’s high top white shoes and his cute cap. This cdv photograph is in excellent condition (see scans)

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