BABY RIDING A LARGE DOG : FUN REAL PHOTO POSTCARD

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baby dog 3This fun real photo postcard features a cute baby riding on a large dog. At first, I thought that this photograph was created via “trick photography” in the developing process. However, after looking further at the photo, I noticed that the baby’s parent was crouched behind the child in a hidden position. The parent is holding the child securely atop the dog. Note the parent’s hands under the baby’s arms. This photo was published by a studio in Margate, England. Margate is in Kent County in the United Kingdom. It is a coastal resort town. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE LITTLE BOY AND AN EARLY WOODEN TRICYCLE

This vintage postcard features a adorable little boy, or possibly a girl, sitting on a wooden tricycle. The photograph was likely taken on the front porch of the child’s home. Note that there are two figures of a child on a trike either drawn on, or part of, the child’s shirt. The  two figures seem to be similar to the stitching on the child’s sleeve cuffs and collar. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this photo postcard indicates that it was printed between 1910 and 1930. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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GLADYS ARCHBUTT : CHILD DANCER AND ADULT MUSICAL COMEDY STAR

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archbutt 1This vintage real photo postcard features English actress Gladys Archbutt (1889-1968). She began her career as a  child actress and dancer. She then launched a career in musical comedies in both Europe and the United States. She appeared in three Broadway musicals “London Follies” (1911), “The Balky Princess”, and “The Lamb of Delft”. She was sitter for five portraits in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Archbutt was married to Edwyn Ingram Gibbons in 1909. He was killed during World War I. The photographers of these images include Alexander Bassano, Lallie Charles, The Royal Magazine (1908) ran a story about Miss Archbutt. She tells the story of one of her theatrical career “adventures”. Her company was playing in Wales and their manager departed without warning. The cast did not have the money needed to return home to London and they decided to continue performing. They soon learned that the scenery from the show had been hocked and they had to buy it back. Needless to say, the company eventually earned their way home. She tells an additional story of a time where she was almost guillotined by a falling curtain. Her role in that production required her to faint and drape herself over her fathers “dead” body. Unfortunately, the actor playing her father had fallen dead in the wrong spot on the stage. As the curtain fell, the actors on the stage whispered that she needed to move from her precarious position. Being a dedicated performer, she would not move away because she was supposed to be in an unconscious state. She states she narrowly avoided being badly hurt. This vintage postcard was published by Rapid Photo and is part of a series (no.1609).The company existed between 1901 and 1910 and was located in London. The company is best known for their portraits of actresses. The postmark is from York and reveals that the card was mailed in 1906.The writer of the card describes attending a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”.This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans). Note the bumping next to Miss Archbutt’s name on the front of the postcard. This portrait postcard is priced accordingly.                                                                                                                   

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY DANCER WEARING AN UNUSUAL RISQUE COSTUME

This vintage real postcard features a costumed young woman. The image is a bit risque for it’s time. There is a lot of leg showing. The costume is an enigma. What culture or ethnicity is her costume meant to represent. Her hat is best described as sombreroesque. One collector has hypothesized that she is a cowgirl. Perhaps she is a dancer. I am not sure why her outfit has fringes only over the right arm and the left leg. Did the designer run out of material? Just kidding. This postcard likely has an interesting background story but I am afraid that it is lost to history. An inscription on the front of the postcard indicates that the postcard is from 1920. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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A CUTE GIRL AND HER ADORABLE SMALL DOG : PHOTO PORTRAIT BY ALFRED NOYER

This is an adorable vintage real photo postcard. The little girl and her dog are both very cute. This postcard is sweet. The postcard was published by Alfred Noyer. It is part of a series (no. 9387). He was a well known and acclaimed photographer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. This vintage portrait postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN ATTRACTIVE JEWISH FAMILY IN 1930’S RUSSIA

This vintage photograph features an attractive Jewish family in 1930’s Russia. The previous owner of this photo reports that this is the Robert Edelstein family. The parents in this image are well dressed and their son is wearing a sailor style outfit. The photograph measures about  3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ and is in fair condition.

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MISS RUSSIA, MISS AUSTRIA, AND MISS HOLLAND : CONTESTANTS IN THE MISS EUROPE COMPETITION (1930)

This vintage photo postcard features three contestants in the 1930 Miss Europe contest. Most of the women in the competition had won national beauty contests in their own country and progressed to the Miss Europe contest as a warm-up to competing for the Miss World title. This photographic postcard presents Miss Russia, Miss Austria, and Miss Holland. The three contestants are beautiful and marvelously dressed. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. He was very talented and well respected. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.

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SNAKE CHARMER DOING HIS CHARM IN BENARES, INDIA

This vintage real photo postcard features a snake charmer doing his charm in Benares, India. Ophidiophobics should think twice before adding this postcard to their collection. This photograph is a snake phobics nightmare. The photo was taken in Benares, which in India is known as Varanasi. The city is on the banks of the Ganges river. Benares is a major religious hub in India. In fact, it is the holiest of India’s seven sacred cities. What is the point of snake charming. It is the practice of hypnotizing snakes by playing and waving around an instrument called a “pungi”. A popular species of snake used in this practice are cobras. The snake charmer handles the snakes and performs dangerous acts with them. They also do other types of street performances (ie juggling or sleight of hand). India is considered the center of snake charming but the practice is also common is Pakistan, Thailand , Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and other Asian and North African countries. The popularity of snake charming is on the decline. Snake charmers tend to be transient. They visit towns during festivals and market days. The charmers are not suicidal. They sit outside of biting range and try to work with snakes when the snakes are sluggish. In addition, some of the snakes have their fangs and/or their venom glands removed. Some unfortunate snakes have their mouth sewn shut. The snakes do not hear the charmers music. Instead, they are interested in attacking the pungi, which they view as a predator. This postcard appears to be from the 1940’s and is in excellent condition (see scans).                                            

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MISS ROMANIA : CONTESTANT IN THE MISS EUROPE BEAUTY PAGEANT : LILIANA DELESCU : (1932)

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The pretty young woman seen in these vintage real photo postcards is a contestant in the Miss Europe beauty contest. The young woman’s name is Liliana Delescu..She represented Romania in the 1932 competition. The contest included only European contestants. The contest was established by a French journalist in 1927. Most of the women in this event had won their own country’s national beauty contest, and used the Miss Europe contest as a warm-up for the Miss World pageant. Miss Delescu has been described by a fellow blogger as having a “certain mystery” and a “a come hither” look. She went on to become a respected composer. This postcard was published by the well known and acclaimed photographer, Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. Postcard 2 was photographed by the M Pergay Studio and published by Noyer. Postcard 1 and Postcard 2 are in very good condition (see scans). 

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A MAN AND A STOOL IN OOSTMALLE, BELGIUM

A nicely dressed man poses next to a stool in this vintage real photo postcard. His hat is “strategically dipped” and his the large chain of his pocket watch is very prominent on the lapel of his coat.  The gentleman’s photograph was taken by the Peeraer-Janssen studio which was located in Oostmalle, Belgium. The photographer’s stamp is on the reverse of the card. This postcard portrait is in good condition.

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