SWEET LITTLE BOY RIDING HIS HANDCAR : TOY : MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA : RPPC

This vintage undivided back real photo postcard features a sweet little boy riding a handcar. The message on the reverse of the card reveals that the boys name is Robert and the card was mailed to his grandparents in Alliance, Ohio. The message is written by the boy’s parents in wording as if the boy himself wrote the card. Robert tells his grandparents that he has much fun on the handcar and that he wishes that they could see how fast he can ride. The message also reveals that the postcard was written in 1906 and that Robert and his family resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Typically, a hand car is a railroad car that is powered by it’s passengers. They were used by the railroads as well as in mines. (SOLD)  

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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL SITTING IN THE GRASS PLAYING A TINY PIANO : VINTAGE SNAPSHOT

This vintage snapshot photograph features an adorable little girl sitting in the grass and playing a tiny piano. Perhaps NPR’s, Bob Bollen will invite the young pianist to perform a “tiny desk concert”. This photograph measures 3.25 x 4.125 inches and is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO FATHERS HELD HOSTAGE BY THEIR RIFLE WIELDING YOUNG SONS…. LARGE PASSIVE DOG

Despite the title of this entry, this photograph is far from a hostage situation. Instead, two dandies pose with their young children and a larger Retriever dog. Both children are holding rifles, presumably toy rifles. The identity of the photographer, the identity of the subjects, and the location of the studio, are unknown..This remarkable cabinet card portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans)

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AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL SITTING IN A WICKER CHAIR : CABINET CARD

An adorable little girl sits for her portrait inside an unknown studio, in an unknown location. Identifying information about the photographer was lost when a previous owner of the image, trimmed the photograph to fit into a frame. The child posing in this photograph is seated in a wicker chair. She is wearing a cute dress and terrific hat. The child is smiling for the photographer and appears quite relaxed and radiant in front of the camera. There appears to be a toy lying next to her on the chair. It looks to be a stuffed animal, perhaps, a teddy bear. This cabinet card measures about 6.50″‘ x 4.25″. Overall, this cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF TWO ADORABLE YOUNG SIBLINGS : DUREN, GERMANY : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features two young siblings posing for their portrait at a studio in Duren, Germany. They were photographed by the Vollendorf & Ophoven studio. The children are adorable.The younger child has mischievous expression and is holding a stick, presumably it is a toy or part of a toy. The younger child is also very fashionably dressed. This cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see magnified scans).

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CUTE LITTLE GIRL AND HER DOLL IN IDAHO SPRINGS, COLORADO (BY CELEBRATED MINING PHOTOGRAPHER, LACHLAN MCLEAN)

This cabinet card features a very cute, curly haired,   little girl standing on a chair. She is clutching her doll and carefully posing the doll for the photograph. She is wearing an adorable dress. The fabric at her collar matches the fabric on the cuffs of her sleeves.  The little girl is identified on the reverse of the card as “Mrs. J. J. Joseph”.  A faded back stamp identifies the photographer as L. McLean, and his studio as being located in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Lachlan McLean was listed in the Clear Creek County Business Directory (1890). His work was well respected and a biography has been written about his life, Secure the Shadow: Lachlan McLean, Colorado Mining Photographer (1980). This cabinet photograph was taken only a few decades after the founding of Idaho Springs. The town was established by prospectors in the early days of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Idaho Springs was the site of the first significant gold discovery in Colorado.  (SOLD)

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SWEET LITTLE GIRL AND HER PIERROT CLOWN DOLL : TOY : NOVI SAD, SERBIA : RPPC

This vintage divided back real photo postcard features a sweet little girl and her fancy Pierrot doll. The girl’s photo was taken at the Boulevard Studio located in Novi Sad, Serbia. This photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL : FANCY DOLL : TOY : GENOA, ITALY : REAL PHOTO POSTCARD

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl sitting on a cushion alongside her fancy dressed doll. Note the girl’s cute hair bow.  It appears that she doesn’t know what to make of her experience at the photo studio. This exlempary postcard portrait was taken at the Calosso studio in Genoa, Italy. The photographers stamp can be seen in the bottom right hand corner of the image. This postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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LITTLE GIRL IN BED WITH TEDDY BEAR, TOY CLOWN, & STUFFED ANIMALS : RPPC (1910)

This vintage real photo postcard features a darling little girl laying in bed with a number of her toys. Note the teddy bear, stuffed animals (including an elephant), and the toy clown (pierrot). The card was published by Rotophot (RPH) and is part of a series (no.2605/6). SOLD

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FATHER AND YOUNG SON : TOY SCOOTER : ANTOING, BELGIUM : RPPC

This vintage scalloped edge real photo postcard a father and son. The young boy is holding on to his toy scooter. The child doesn’t look pleased about having his photo taken while his father looks deep in thought. This photograph was taken at the studio of G. Berteloit in Antoing, Belgium. (SOLD)

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