PRETTY WOMAN: GEORGE BRETZ : FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER : COAL: POTTSVILLE PENSYLVANIA

A pretty young lady poses for her portrait at the George M. Bretz gallery in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.The woman has a serious facial expression. She is beautifully dressed. She is wearing a dark dress, dark gloves, and is holding an umbrella. She is certainly a fashionista. Her dark manner of dress may indicate that she is wearing a mourning dress.  George M. Bretz (1842-1895) is a well known and acclaimed American photographer. He is best known for his photographs of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Coal region as well as for his portraits of coal miners. This cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans). The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the University of Maryland both have collections of his photographs. His images were displayed at the World Expositions of 1884 and 1993. Bretz built the reputation of his being an authority about coal mining. Many articles about his photography were published. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : FASHION : PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young young woman fashionably dressed. Note the pin that she is wearing on her collar. The manner in she is dressed strongly suggests that she is from an affluent family. This photograph was taken at the original Fowler Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (SOLD)

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BEAUTIFUL WOMAN HOLDING PAPERS IN HIBBING OR EVELETH, MINNESOTA

The subject of this photograph is a very pretty woman, stylishly dressed and wearing a flowered hat at the photographic studio of A. M. Turnquist, located in either Hibbing or Eveleth, Minnesota. The woman appears quite natural and relaxed as she sits at a table with a potted plant in the background. What are those papers that she is holding? Is it possibly a script for a play, a magazine, or divorce documents? The answer is lost to time. A. M. Turnquist is more specifically, Axel M. Turnquist who was born in Sweden, and trained in photography in Duluth, Minnesota. He operated photographic studios in many Minnesota towns including Tower, Virginia, Eveleth, Hibbing, and Aurora. He worked as a photographer form the 1880’s through 1923. To view other photographs by Turnquist, click on category “Photographer: Turnquist”.   (SOLD)

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : FASHION : AUGUSTA, MAINE: CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a fashionable and pretty woman posing for her portrait at the F. H. Burgess studio in Augusta, Maine. This postcard has a tiny chip in the middle of the right border of the image. The card is in overall good condition (see scans).

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ELLA RUSSELL : AMERICAN SUFFRAGETTE, POLITICIAN & BUSINESSPERSON : WOMENS RIGHTS

Ella Russell (1868-1956) is the subject of this vintage real photo postcard. Although she is virtually unknown to most people, she played an important role Women’s Rights. She was a suffragette, businessperson, and politician. She was the president of the Everett (Washington) Suffrage Club. She spoke about the issue of women’s right to vote, to a crowd of 6,500 people at a Billy Sunday Crusade event. She advocated for the women’s rights throughout the state of Washington. In 1914, Russell was the Democratic candidate in a race for the Washington House of Representatives. In 1922 she ran for the Washington House of Representatives as a Republican. She lost the election. In 1924 she won the nomination to run as a Republican for the state senate. However she was defeated in the election by another Republican candidate who won the position unethically. Washington was the fifth state in the nation to give women the right to vote. Russell was born in Illinois. She became a school teacher there and worked for five years. This was followed by a two year stint teaching in Washington. She married a wood shingle miller, had five children, and helped her husband with his business. Upon her husbands death, she took over the business. This photo postcard was published by Frederick Hartmann. His postcard publishing company was headquartered in London. He was active in the UK between 1902 and 1909. It is thought that he produced the first divided back card in the world. His postcards were printed in Saxony (Germany) because of the country’s advanced printing industry. He produced view cards from all over England and imported glamour cards from the European continent. He was the English distributor for Trenkler & Company postcards. In 1907, Hartmann partnered with Christian Linck. The business went bankrupt that same year (1907).  (SOLD)

PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY FASHIONISTA : BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

This cabinet card features a portrait of a pretty fashionable young woman. This fashionista is wearing a dark dress with lace, and a pretty hat. She is holding a parasol and pair of white gloves. This cabinet card photograph was taken at the studio of Santos Castillo. The studio was located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF EMILIA CARASSO : FOSANNO, ITALY : RPPC : (1920)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman posing for photographer, A. Cara, at a photo studio in Fassano, Italy. Below the image, there is writing that informs us that the woman’s name is Emilia Carasso and that the photograph was taken in July of 1920. The photo was taken shortly after World War I. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN : BEDROOM EYES : SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

This cabinet card features a portrait of a pretty and curly haired young woman. She is wearing a light colored dress with lace and a pin (jewelry) that appears to secure the lace. I would estimate that she is in her teenage years. She is well poised and relaxed in front of the camera. Perhaps she is an actress. Her face is very expressive. She has beautiful and engaging eyes. This cabinet card photograph was taken at the Wilbur Wright’s studio. The studio was located in San Jose, California. The photographer of this cabinet card is Wilbur W. Wright whose studio was located in San Jose, California. He is not the famed aviation pioneer, Wilbur Wright, brother of Orville Wright. Photographer Wright is listed in a number of San Jose business directories ranging from 1890 through 1907. The address of his gallery is listed as 24 Santa Clara Street, and not 284 Santa Clara Street, as printed on this cabinet card. (SOLD)

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PRETTY WOMAN STANDS BY PLANTS : BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS : FASHION : CABINET CARD

A pretty woman stands among some plants at the photographic studio of Patten, Perkins and Stratton in Boston, Massachusetts. The studio was located at 47 Hanover Street in Boston. The woman is wearing a pretty hat and a large bow on her blouse. She is wearing a pattern dress and a collar pin. Note the woman’s fingerless gloves. This cabinet card portrait has excellent clarity and is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : ANTIQUE EYEGLASSES : ARGENTINA : (1914)

This vintage real photo postcard a portrait of an attractive young woman. She is wearing a necklace as well as antique eyeglasses. Note that the glasses have no temples, reflective of the popular style in the early twentieth century. This photograph was taken in 1914, revealed by the inscription on the image.  (SOLD)

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