NON NUCLEAR FAMILY AND A VERY CUTE LITTLE GIRL

This vintage photograph appears to be a non nuclear family portrait. Perhaps the three women in the photo are sisters and the little girl is the daughter of the seated woman. The four subjects of this photograph share a family resemblance. The little girl looks sweet and adorable. Note the checkered dress and her hair bow. It’s interesting that the three woman are wearing coats while the child is wearing no coat. Instead, she is wering a short dress, with short sleeves. What’s up with that? This vintage photo is in good condition (see scans).

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MISS MARJORY MOORE – PRETTY PERFORMER WITHOUT A PAST

This real photo postcard features a pretty performer named Miss Marjory Moore. She looks quite young, possibly in her teenage years. My preliminary research into the background of Miss Moore produced “bupkis”. Perhaps a visitor to this blog can provide some biographical details about this performer. Miss Moore’s portrait was taken by Lewis R. Protheroe who operated a studio in Bristol, England. He was working as a photographer, at least between 1901 and 1917. His father, Thomas Protheroe found the studio between approximately 1876 and 1900. I was unable to locate any other photographs of Marjory Moore. This rare photo postcard was published by Rotary Photo  and is in very good condition (see scans),

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TWO YOUNG MEN AND THE HISTORY OF RADIO (A LYRA RADIO AND AN EXIDE BATTERY)

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This vintage photograph is a terrific relic of radio history. Two young men flank an old radio which is sitting on a small table. Each man has a hand atop the radio. Both men are holding cigarettes. The radio was manufactured by Lyra, a company located in Berlin, Germany. The receiving set must have been highly valued by it’s owners. The radio was powered by the Exide battery sitting on the lower shelf of the table. Compare this battery to the tiny batteries of today. The men are wearing knickers and high boots. This vintage photograph measures about 3 1/4″ x 5″ and is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

 

 

 

 

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Published in: on April 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A PARTIALLY CLAD YOUNG MOORISH WOMAN

morroco A young Moorish woman is the subject of this vintage ethnographic photogravure postcard. The Moors were Muslim people of the mixed Berber and Arabs inhabiting Northwest Africa. This postcard is from circa (1900-1909). It is from a series, “Scenes et Types (no. 1004)”. This postcard is in very good condition.

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DORIS SENDS HER LOVE IN BROMSGROVE, ENGLAND

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DORIS 4               A pretty young woman poses for her portrait at the Green Studio in Bromsgrove, England. Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire, The woman is pretty and fashionable. The message on the reverse of the postcard reveals that the fashionista’s name is Doris and that she is sending her love to Stan and Daisey.  This postcard was published by Thomas Illingworth & Co. (T.I.C.). The company was a paper manufacturer founded about 1904. They produced the “Horse Shoe Brand” photographic paper in London England. In 1919 they were bought by British Photographic Supplies company, Ilford. An internet source states that the company produced postcards with horseshoe stamp boxes between 1919 and 1930. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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AMERICAN STAGE ACTRESS – NELL CARTER (MOTHER OF MICKEY ROONEY)

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nell carter 1 This vintage real photo postcard features pretty American stage actress, Nell Carter (1894-1965). She shares the name of another American actress who arrived on the entertainment scene later than this Nell Carter. The second Nell Carter (1948-2003) was an American singer and actress. She is best known for her role in the television sitcom “Gimme a Break”. The Nell Carter pictured on this postcard hailed from Kansas City, Missouri. When she married and had a child, all three family members were involved in acting.  Her husband was actor Joe Yule (1892-1950) and her son was the celebrated actor, Mickey Rooney. Joe Yule was a Scottish-American burlesque and vaudeville comedian who transitioned into film career as a character actor. Yule and Carter married in 1919. Nell Carter, like her husband,  was a vaudevillian. She has also been described as a chorus girl and burlesque performer. The pair had a child in 1920 (Mickey Rooney) . In 1924, Yule and Carter separated and in 1925, she and her son moved to Hollywood. She appeared in one Broadway production, “When Crummies Played” (1928). This postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of “The Rotary Photographic Series (no. 4037 L). The photographer was the Foulsham & Banfield Studio. Foulsham & Banfield were well known celebrity photographers. Frank Foulsham and A. C. Banfield operated a studio from the 1900’s through the 1920’s. The message on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the sender (Mabel) settled in buying this photo postcard to send to her friend. She writes that she wishes that she could have sent her a portrait postcard of English stage and film actress, Sybil Arundale. This vintage portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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GROUP PORTRAIT OF ARMED SOLDIERS POSING WITH TWO MORTARS AND THEIR MASCOT DOG

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This vintage real photo portrait postcard is a nice piece of military history. I wish I knew more about this group of soldiers and their weapons. The men are armed and look dangerous. Note the two mortars. A soldier in the bottom row is holding a flag. A small dog is sitting in front of the men. He is likely the unit’s mascot. The message on the reverse of the postcard probably reveals some of the story behind this image. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide a translation. However, the writing on the reverse of the postcard informs us that the photograph was taken in 1926, a year that lies between the World War I and World War II. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.

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DR. TURNER’S SANITARIUM, COLFAX, IOWA

sanitarium 1This vintage postcard features a picture of Dr. Turner’s Sanitarium in Colfax, Iowa. Drs. Alice and Lewis Turner were owners of the Sanitarium “where one is taught to get well by natural methods”. The sanitarium was established by the Turners in 1904. The building was previously a hotel (The Grand). The average patient stay was three weeks and the doctors only used medicine in “stubborn cases”. Instead, hot packs, formentations (hot moist substances applied to the skin), and local mineral water were the treatments of choice. A stay at the sanitarium cost between 8 and 12 dollars a week. Mineral baths cost extra.  In 1911, the Turners sold the rest home to Dr. Lewis C. M. Porter, who joined forces with a local hospital. The rest home burned down in a fire in 1928.The postcard was published between 1905 and 1910 by H. W. Wood (Colfax Postcard Company). The postcard is a color lithographic print made in Germany and is in very good condition (see scans)                                                                                                  

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FAMILY PORTRAIT IN LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK (PHOTOGRAPHED BY THE ASTORIA PHOTO STUDIO)

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long island city 1 This cabinet card is likely a family portrait. How everyone in the image is related, is anybody’s guess. The family members are well dressed. They don’t look like they’re having fun. In fact, this is a very serious group. This photograph was taken by the Astoria Photo Studio, located in Long Island City, New York. An ad for the studio was printed in “The Daily Star” (1920). The advertisement copy declares that the studio was established in 1871. Long Island City is located along the East River in New York City’s borough of Queens. This cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see scans).

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PHOTOGRAPH OF A FRENCH “FREE RADIO” STUDIO AND A FEMALE ANNOUNCER

radio This vintage photograph features a female radio announcer behind a microphone. The studio has another electronic device on the table. It is my guess that the device is a speaker or transmitter.  The previous owner of this photo wrote some notes on the reverse of the image. The notes indicate that this is a photograph of a studio that was a part of “Free Radio: France”. Initially, free radio was synonymous with the term “pirate radio”. Such radio stations were popular in 1970’s Europe and were proponents of freedom of expression, and the end of state monopolies controlling radio and television. In France, state monopolies controlled radio until 1981. Prior to World War II, there were about a dozen independent and commercial radio stations operating in France. It is possible that this image comes from “Radio Andorra” because the image was part of a collection of other photos related to radio broadcasting in Andorra. “Radio Andorra” was one of the oldest French private radio stations. The radio station broadcasted from Andorra between 1939 and 1981. Since Andorra was not part of France, the station could bypass the demands of the French monopoly. This vintage photo is a terrific piece of  European and French radio history. The photograph measures about 2 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ and is in very good condition.

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