THREE YOUNG BROTHERS AND THEIR SISTER : STANDING ON A STOOP : BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

This cabinet card portrait features three young boys and a young girl. They are presumably siblings. Note the youngest boy’s plaid bow.. Large enough? The children are standing on a stoop. The photographer of this image is the Ramus studio of Brooklyn, New York. There is nice art on the reverse of the card. This cabinet card photograph is in good condition (see scans).

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MARGUERITE CLARK : POPULAR AND PRETTY AMERICAN BROADWAY AND FILM STAR

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These vintage real photo postcards feature pretty American stage and silent film actress, Marguerite Clark (1883-1940). She was a very popular actress of her time; only second to Mary Pickford in popularity. The two shared a “little girl look”. Marguerite was tiny. She was 4’11” and weighed only 90 pounds. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her father was a haberdasherer. After finishing school, at the age of 17, Marguerite made her Broadway debut. During her stage career (1900-1913), she appeared in sixteen Broadway plays. Marguerite was also a prolific screen actress. Between 1914 and 1921, she appeared in 40 films. She is noted for her film role in “Snow White” (1916). In 1918, she married plantation owner and millionaire businessman, Harry Palmerston Williams. Marguerite retired at age 38 in order to live a more traditIonal life with her husband. He died in 1936 in an airplane crash. Both of these portrait postcards were published by Kraus Mfg.  These postcard photograph was likely taken between 1910 and 1920.  (BOTH SOLD)

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SWEET LITTLE GIRL EMBRACING A VERY LARGE CLOCK : RPPC : (1908)

This vintage divided back real photo postcard features a sweet little girl hugging a large clock. The clock is striking midnight and this card may actually be a New Years card. The card was published by Photochemie as part of a series (No.4107-5). The firm was located in Berlin, Germany. The postcard has an Italian stamp and was postmarked in 1908. (SOLD)

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MYSTERIOUS STAGE ACTRESS: HELENE VERDES

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Vintage real photo postcard 1 and 2 features actress Helene Verdes. At least I think that she is a stage actress. Perhaps a cabinet card gallery visitor knows something about her and will leave some biographical information in the form of a comment. I tried to research her but drew blanks. The photographs of Miss Verdes are by Lucien Walery and he certainly is known for his postcard portraits of theatre performers. Miss Verdes apparently didn’t receive much fame from her theatrical endeavors despite her great beauty.  Lucien Walery was a celebrated Paris photographer known for his portraits of artists and cabaret dancers from the city’s music halls. He is very well known for his portraits of Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. Walery did a lot of work in the genre of nude/erotic photography. He photographed the beautiful women of Paris between the early 1900’s and the 1920’s. Apparently there is considerable debate about Walery’s actual identity. Some contend that he was actually Stanislaw Julian Ignacy Count Ostrorog, a British photographer of Polish ancestry who may have moved to Paris in about 1900.  These postcards date back to the early 1900’s and were published by Marqus Etoile of Paris and are part of a series (no. 310).

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN : WEARING A FUR COAT : FOLDER : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a pretty woman wearing a fur coat. The woman has piercing eyes. She exudes confidence and toughnes. Her clothing indicates that this photograph was likely taken during the flapper era (late 1910’s and 1920’s). This is a folder photograph. (SOLD)

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CHECKERED FLAG : EARLY INDIANAPOLIS 500 ; CHAS. BELL : TOWER STUDIOS : (1946)

This vintage photograph (lithograph) features a look at  race cars “the checkered flag of victory” at the Indianapolis 500 speedway.  This image is part of a series (no.P7). This photo was taken by Chas J. Bell from Tower Studios. He was the official race photographer. (SOLD)

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PRETTY WOMAN : COLORFUL FLOWER DRESS : HANDTINTED : P C PARIS : RPPC

This vintage postcard features a pretty young woman wearing a very colorful flower patterned dress. The auburn haired postcard model has a woderful smile. This postcard was published by P C Paris as part of a series (No.1740). The publishing company was active in the 1920’s. The postcard has minor cornerwear and is in very good condition (see scans). 

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MONTAUK MANOR : MONTAUK : LONG ISLAND : NEW YORK : HORSES : HITCHING POST

This vintage postcard features “Montauk Manor”, a summer resort in Montauk, Long Island, New York. . The village of Montauk is located on the east end of Long Island. It is known for it’s strong Atlantic surf, beaches, and the Montauk Point lighthouse. There is a lot happening on the large front lawn of the manor. Note the four horses, riders, and hitching post. You can also see old cars in the driveway. Carl Fisher wanted to build an incredible summer resort that would be unsurpassed. He was a multi-millionaire industrialist. The resort offered a beach club, yacht club, tennis courts, golf, and polo field. The resort opened it’s doors in 1927. The resort also included a grand 200 room hotel. Montauk Manor sat on10,000 acres. Today, the hotel has transitioned into a 140 condominium community with a private health and sports club. This postcard was published by Silver’s Cigar and Stationary Store (Southhampton NY).  (SOLD)

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PRETTY ITALIAN ACTRESS AND WRITER MARCELLA ALBANI

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Marcella Albani (1899-1959) was an Italian film actress that appeared in 50 films between 1919 and 1936. Albani was “discovered” by writer/director Guido Parish (Schamberg) when she was twenty years old. They became a very successful film couple until 1924 when they parted ways. Their movies were predominately tear jerkers and adventure stories. The actress also worked with other famous directors such as Joe May, Friedrich Zelnik, and Wilhelm Dieterle. Albani was a major star in the European cinema in the late 1920’s. Her films were made in five different European countries. Many of Albani’s roles were portraying elegant Latin beauties. At the advent of sound movies, Miss Albani turned to writing. One of her several novels was turned into a movie. She continued to act until 1936. Albani was married to director Mario Franchini in 1931.

Albani certainly looks elegant, sensual, and beautiful in this Postcard 1 portrait. She is dressed exquisitely. The postcard image is a bit risque for it’s era. This postcard was published by Ross Verlag of Berlin, Germany. The postcard is part of a series (no. 538/1). This portrait of Miss Albani was taken by celebrity photographer, Alexander Binder.   (SOLD)

In the photograph seen on Postcard 2, Albani again looks elegant, and beautiful. Her hat is a fashion statement in itself. The card is of German origin and published by Ross Verlag of Berlin. The postcard is part of a series (no. 1521/1). The photo is by Aafa film. According to one reliable source, the postcard was issued sometime between 1927 and 1928.  (SOLD)

Postcard 3 features a beautiful risque portrait of Miss Albani. The publisher of this postcard is also Ross Verlag of Berlin, Germany. The postcard is part of a series (no. 596/3). Printed on the postcard is the name “Albani Film”. The company was a film production and distribution firm and was active in 1934.  (SOLD)

Postcard 4 accentuates the beauty of Miss Albani. The portrait is artistic and risque. This postcard was published by Ross Verlag as part of a series (no.596/4). Print in the bottom right hand corner of the image states “Albani Film”.  (SOLD)

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BRIDE AND GROOM : MILITARY WEDDING : (1928)

This vintage real photo postcard is a wedding portrait of a uniformed military officer and his pretty bride. The officer is holding white gloves and has his hand on the hilt of his sword. The bride is wearing a wedding gown and veil. Her pose and expression indicates that she is a self assured woman. The previous owner of this postcard stated that the military man is a member of the Yugoslavian army. I am unable to confirm that to be true. The message on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the photograph was taken in 1928. (SOLD)

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