TWO PRETTY YOUNG WOMEN ON A TOBOGGAN

sled This vintage photo postcard features two pretty young women sitting on a wooden sled. The women are flashing beautiful smiles. They are dressed for winter and fun in the snow. Note their high boots. Printed on the postcard is the Dutch phrase “Gelukkig Nieuwjaar”. The English translation is “Happy New Year”. The postcard has a Dutch stamp and is addressed to someone living in Liwwadden, Netherlands. Liwwadden is the capital of the States of Friesland and has been inhabited since the tenth century. This postcard was published circa 1930 and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF FOUR LOVELY SIBLINGS IN NEVADA, IOWA

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This cabinet card photograph features a lovely group of siblings posing at the Reynolds studio in Nevada, Iowa. The children are nicely dressed. They are not members of a poor family. Preliminary research did not identify any biographical information about the photographer, However, the cabinet card gallery does exhibit another cabinet card image from a photographer in Iowa. J. H. Reynolds was a photographer who operated out of Burlington, Iowa. Perhaps he also had a studio in Nevada. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A U.S. CAVALRYMAN OR INFANTRYMAN IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE (FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER)

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I like and value this vintage photograph but it causes me much confusion. At first, I believed that this young man was a sergeant in the cavalry. Now, I have my doubts about him being in the cavalry, and entertain the possibility that he was actually a member of the infantry. What is the reason for my indecisiveness? The soldier is wearing what looks to be a western cavalry hat. It may even be a Stetson hat. However, the badge on his hat has crossed rifles, which is a symbol for the infantry. Cavalrymen wore hat badges that showed crossed sabres. This soldier’s badge indicates that he was in Company M of the regiment number seen above the crossed rifles. I find the number too difficult to decipher. I am not sure how to understand the polka-dot scarf peaking out of the sergeant’s jacket. Neck handkerchiefs were definitely worn by soldiers of the era that this photograph was taken, but why a polka dot one? Research revealed that early on, no specific color bandana was designated by the military. When soldiers needed a bandana, they got whatever the local sutler could procure. Colonel Teddy Roosevelt and his regiment of Rough Riders were famous for wearing unauthorized items of clothing and incorrect insignia. A photograph below shows Colonel Roosevelt wearing a blue polka-dot scarf with his uniform. There is another possible story behind this photograph. Perhaps the man in the uniform is simply an actor dressed for his roll in a theater production. I hope that a visitor to the cabinet card gallery, who has much militaria knowledge,  will be generous enough to leave a comment revealing more information about this photograph. This photograph was taken by the Weiser studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. Langdon Road, an online photography directory, provides a glimpse of the biographical information concerning the proprietors of the Weiser studio. Miss Alice Patton Weiser (1860-1945) and Anna B Weiser (1867-1948) were the photographers who operated the studio that took this photograph. At the time the photo was taken, the pair conducted their business from 119 1/2 Gay Street in Knoxville. Business directories indicate that they occupied this address in 1894 through1903.  A George W. Weiser (1825-1903) also was a photographer in Knoxville between at least 1888 and 1903. He was the father of Alice and Anna. During part of his career he worked in the 119 1/2 Gay Street location. The 1910 census reported that sisters, Alice and Anna, were both working as photographers. By 1920, both had exited the profession. It appears that the sisters not only worked together; they lived together for decades. This vintage photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE BOY AND HIS STUFFED ANIMAL AND HIS EAR TO EAR SMILE

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This vintage photograph features a little boy and his stuffed animal. He is sitting outside on a concrete bench. The yard in which he’s sitting is nicely landscaped. He is smiling almost ear to ear. The postcard was published by Fox Company (San Francisco) in 1944. The company was started in San Antonio, Texas, in 1906. After being bought by another company, it became the largest Kodak finishing firm. Ultimately, the company grew to 12,000 dealers nationwide. The photo is printed on paper that is thinner than stock used for cdvs or cabinet cards. The postcard measures about 2 1/8″ x 3″ and is in very good condition.

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YOUNG COUPLE POSING IN A FIELD

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This vintage photograph features a young couple posing for their photograph in a farm field. A tall wooden wagon is directly behind the pair. It is likely that the wagon was used to collect the crop and bring it to storage or market. The image was photographed by Foxco in the 1940’s. It was found with several photographs taken in San Antonio. The company has an interesting history.  The Fox Photo Studio was opened by Arthur C. Fox in 1906 in San Antonio, Texas. After being bought by another company, it became the largest Kodak finishing firm. Ultimately, the company grew to 12,000 dealers nationwide. The photo is printed on paper thinner than stock used for cdvs or cabinet cards. The photograph measures about 3″ x 2 1/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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LOVELY COUPLE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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This cabinet card photograph features a portrait of a lovely and well dressed couple. Perhaps this image is their wedding photograph. They are likely a well-to-do couple, judging by their clothing and grooming. The pair also seem well poised. The woman looks like she is trying to hold back a full smile. This portrait was taken by a photographer in Chicago, Illinois. Unfortunately, although the name of the photographer is listed on the front of the cabinet, I can not decipher the name. Perhaps, the name is “Stein”. Other identification research methods failed to reveal the identity of the mystery photographer. However, we do know that the lensman won many awards for his work.The reverse of the cabinet card lists eleven of these awards which were earned from 1887 to 1893. The photograph once resided in an album, which is apparent by the peeling at the top of the reverse of the card. This cabinet card is in good condition (see scans). 

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MISS HASLAM: CAN-CAN DANCER AT THE ALCAZAR D’ETE IN PARIS, FRANCE

This vintage real photo postcard features English Can-Can dancer, Miss Haslam. The charming Miss Haslam performed in Paris’s music halls during the Belle Epoque. This photograph was taken by Lucien Walery who was a celebrated Paris photographer known for his portraits of artists and cabaret dancers from the city’s music halls. Among his more famous subjects were Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. He photographed the beautiful women of Paris between the early 1900’s and the 1920’s. In this photo, Walery captures Miss Haslam during the time she was performing at the Alcazar Club. The Alcazar d’Ete was a Cafe-concert hall which opened in 1860 and closed in 1914. It was located on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. The music performed at the music hall was generally lighthearted and sometimes risque. This photo postcard is in very good condition.

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WITH A SOFT GAZE

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman with a soft gaze. She is wearing a crown of flowers. The photographer of this lovely image is H. E. Kiesel who operated a studio in Berlin, Germany. The postcard was published by the firm, Regel & Krug, which operated in Leipzig, Germany. The city is located in the eastern German state of Saxony. Regel & Krug was in business from 1894 until 1907. They printed and published postcards and specialized in “Greetings from” cards, Real Photo cards, and cards that used colouring and gelatine finish.This postcard is one of those finished cards. The firm was established by Friedrich Louis Georg Regel and Sylvester Richard Krug. Residue on the reverse of this photo postcard reveals that it once resided in a postcard album. The image side of the postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO PROVOCATIVE PHOTOGRAPHS OF A WOMAN AT THE WATER’S EDGE (RISQUE RPPC)

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These vintage real photo postcards are meant to be provocative. Risque photos must have boosted postcard seller’s sales. Although these images are rather tame by today’s standards, they are not so tame for their time (early 1900’s). The model photographed for these postcards is shapely and has a pleasant smile. The postcards were published by well known photographer, Alfred Noyer. They are part of a series (no. 2916).  The celebrated photographer supervised a large photo studio in Paris. The Noyer Studio operated from 1910 until the 1940’s. Many of his early postcards were reproductions of artworks. He also produced illustrated patriotic postcards during World War I. With the onset of the 1920’s he began producing postcards of children and women. 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”.   These  postcards were produced in France. They have excellent clarity and are in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF TWO WORKERS AT THE TELEGRAPH OFFICE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

This cabinet card portrait features a young man in uniform and a young woman wearing a uniform type dress. The man’s cap has a patch that appears to show a horse and rider. The woman is wearing glasses as well as jewelry. Note her large watch. What is the story that goes with this lovely couple. Are they even a couple? They could be siblings. Is the young man wearing a military uniform? The previous owner of this photograph stated that this is a portrait of two telegraph workers. The man in uniform was described as a telegraph delivery boy (man). The website “Photographers of Great Britain and Ireland 1840-1940” tells the story of the photographer who produced this photograph. Henry Bown (1841-1921) began his career as a photographer sometime between 1871 and 1876. At the time that he produced this cabinet card, he had six photo studios around London. This photo came from his studio on New Kent Road. Henry had five sons involved in his business. In 1919, his son Charles Bown took over the business. A photograph of the New Kent Road studio can be seen below. This cabinet card has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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