WEDDING COUPLE PORTRAIT : HALSTAD, MINNESOTA : O. E. FLATEN : CABINET CARD

This photographic portrait captures a lovely formally dressed couple. It is likely that this is a wedding photo. Both the man and the woman are dressed in formal clothing. In addition, the gentleman is wearing a  boutonniere while the woman is wearing a corsage. Looks like wedding attire to me. The photographer is O. E. Flaten who at the time of the photograph, had studios in Moorehead and Halstad, Minnesota; as well as in Gardner, North Dakota. Research reveals that Ole E. Flaten (1854 or 1865- 1933) was born in Vanders, Norway and emigrated to the United States. He worked as a photographer from the 1870’s through the 1920’s, retiring in 1930. This cabinet card portrait has minor edge and cornerwear and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME GROOM AND HIS PRETTY FLAPPER STYLE BRIDE (RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young bride and groom posing for their wedding photograph. They are an attractive couple and are very well dressed. In fact, both the bride and groom are holding formal white gloves. The attractive bride is dressed in  a “flapper style” wedding dress.The postcard is unused and clearly once resided in a photo album (evident from the black residue which was once part of the pages of the album). The postcard is from an unknown studio and is of the scalloped variety. It is in good condition (see scans).

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WEDDING PHOTO : BRIDE AND GROOM : WEDDING GOWN : SOCIAL HISTORY : (1913 – 1929)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young groom and bride. The groom is dressed in formal wear, while his bride is wearing a traditional wedding gown. She is holding a pretty bouquet of flowers. The pair were photographed outdoors. The Crown stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicates that it was produced sometime between 1913 and 1929. The postcard is unposted and in very good condition (see scans). 

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WEDDING PORTRAIT : HANDSOME ELEGANT COUPLE : WHITE GLOVES : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome and elegant wedding couple. The bride has a lovely smile. The couple are well dressed. The bride is wearing a pretty hair ornament and one white glove. The groom is holding the second glove. This portrait postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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WEDDING PORTRAIT : WORLD WAR I SOLDIER AND TRADITIONAL BRIDE : RPPC (1910-1930)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young groom and bride. The groom is dressed in an army uniform of the World War I era while his bride is wearing a traditional wedding gown. She is holding an immense bouquet of flowers. The groom is displaying a bit of a smirk as he looks at the photographer. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicates that it was produced sometime between 1910 and 1930. The postcard is unposted and in very good condition (see scans). 

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YOUNG WEDDING COUPLE : BRIDAL DRESS : BOUQUET OF FLOWERS : RPPC (1918 – 1936)

This vintage real photo postcard features a serious looking wedding couple. The bride is holding a bouquet of flowers and the groom is wearing a boutonniere. The bride looks very young, significantly younger than the groom. The stamp box on this postcard indicates that it was published by K Ltd., sometime between 1918 and 1936. The postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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BRIDE AND GROOM : DECORATED ANTIQUE WEDDING CAR : FLOWERS

This vintage real photo postcard captures a bride and groom in a flower decorated antique automobile. Even the car’s wheels are decorated with flowers. Note the auto’s large headlights and the squeeze horn on the driver’s side of the car. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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WEDDING : BRIDE AND GROOM : BEAUTIFUL COUPLE : PENIG, GERMANY : VINTAGE PHOTO

This vintage photograph features a lovely couple on the occasion of their wedding. Judging by their smiles, they seem very happy on their special day. The young woman is wearing an unusual hair ornament. The photographer of this image is unidentified. The stamp on the reverse of the photograph has the word “Penig”. Most likely, this photograph was taken in Penig, Germany.  The residue on the reverse of this photo reveals that it is a former resident of a photo album. Overall, this photograph is in very good condition (see scans). 

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY AND FASHIONABLE GERMAN COUPLE

This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely well dressed couple. Perhaps this is a wedding photograph. The woman in this photo appears lovely and loving. The gentleman can best be described as intellectual and austere. This image was found in a collection of 1920’s German postcards. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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BRIDESMAIDS FOR RENT IN REDWING, CORNWELL, ENGLAND (GILBERT AND SULLIVAN, “RUDDIGORE”)

This vintage real photo postcard features twelve identically dressed bridesmaids standing in a row. These young women are not ordinary bridesmaids; they are professional bridesmaids. The women are professional bridesmaids. These professional bridal party stalwarts are for hire. This photo was taken in 1931 and the women resided in the fishing village of Redwing in Cornwell, England. In reality, the women in this photograph are actresses appearing as the bridesmaids chorus in the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, “Ruddigore”. The words “Sutton Coldfield” are written in pencil on the reverse of the postcard. Sutton Coldfield is a suburban town in Birmingham, England. Perhaps this is the venue where the comic opera appeared. A penciled inscription on the reverse of this postcard indicates that James Speight (1879-1977) is the photographer of this image. His father was the headmaster of a school in Rugby but later established a successful photography business. In 1897, at age 18, James went to work at H M Whitlock’s photography studio in West Bromwich. Speight’s interest in photography must have been in his genes. All 5 of his brothers became photographers. After working for a few more photographers, James decided to go to Paris for a few months, and once there, he worked for the celebrated photographer, Reutlinger. In his diary, James wrote that his retouching work for Reutlinger included making waists smaller. James returned to England and in around 1902, opened his Sutton Coldfield studio. He continued to operate the studio until he retired in 1950. This vintage postcard was published by K Ltd sometime between 1918 and 1936. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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