PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN RELAXING IN HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS (PHOTO BY ERNEST ECKLER )

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hot springs 4 This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely young woman smiling for the camera at the Eckler photo studio in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Eckler’s name is embossed on the  right side of the bottom border of the postcard. The city of Hot Springs is located in the Ouachita Mountains and has several natural hot springs in the area. Beginning in the 1830’s, Hot Springs became a resort offering many spas. Hot Springs was the place to go for relaxation, fun, and good health. It is likely that the woman in this photograph is a visitor to the spa town. If so, she would come to the photographer for a photograph to serve as souvenir of her trip. The woman is wearing a dress that suggests that, in my opinion,  informality and relaxation. Her hat is quite unusual and interesting. It looks like a slab of bacon. It seems appropriate to wear such a hat in the Razorback state. Ernest Eckler was one of Hot Springs’s most renowned photographers. He operated a studio there for 49 years (1897-1946). He was from Missouri but moved to Hot Springs in the late 1890’s. He moved to Hot Springs because he was a tuberculosis patient seeking medical benefits from the springs. Eckler was a college graduate but while in Hot Springs he discovered the field of photography and learned enough to take a job with the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a photographer. He took mostly scenic shots to be used for advertising purposes. In 1897, he purchased a studio in Hot Springs. As a studio photographer he focussed on photographing individuals and families. He was a prolific wedding photographer. This postcard has an AZO stamp box that dates between 1924 and 1949. This postcard is in good condition. Note the small closed tear near the middle of the right border. The Arkansas State Archives has a collection of Eckler’s photographs. 

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YOUNG ITALIAN BEAUTY OFFERS HER SINCERE LOVE

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italian beauty This vintage real photo postcard features a seated young Italian beauty holding a large bouquet of flowers. She is wearing a hairband and a half smile. The postcard is color tinted. An inscription can be found on the reverse of the postcard. The Italian writing can be loosely translated as “I offer my sincere love and memories”. The woman’s name is also written on the back of the postcard. Her name is “Aigene Anziletti”. The postcard paper was produced by AZO sometime between 1924 and 1949.   (SOLD)

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A PRETTY WOMAN POSSESSING STAGE BEAUTY IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

WINTERGIRLThe young woman in this photograph is very pretty. In fact, she has a certain stage beauty that suggests she may have been a member of a traveling theater company appearing in Syracuse, New York. She may have had her portrait taken at Syracuse’s Winter studio. John Winter’s studio was established in 1852 and located at the corner of South Salina and West Washington Streets. The reverse of this photograph has an advertisement for the studio which states that Winter had won a medal for his photography and both the New York State Agricultural Society (1855) and The Syracuse Mechanic’s Association (1856). John Winter Jr., like his father, was a photographer. His father was also a portrait painter. The 1880 US  census reports that John W. Winter (1824-1906) was a man of German origin and was married and had five children. One of these children was John Jr., who was a 22 year old photographer. The 1900 US census found John Sr  working as a photographer as was his daughter Clara. John Jr (age 41) was also employed as a photographer and he was married to Elizabeth Winter (age 32). The couple had two children, both under the age of three years. John Winter Jr. died in 1917. The Bulletin of Photography (1918) has an advertisement in which Elizabeth Winter offers her husbands gallery for sale.  John Winter Jr was cited in a number of photographic journals including The American Amateur Photographer (1891) for his excellent work in producing foreign views (stereoviews) and the St. Louis and Canadian Photographer (1900)  for a patent he held for a “Photographic-Negative Vignetter”. A vignetter is a device for blurring the edges of a photographic image with the purpose of fading them into a plain surrounding area. This cabinet card photograph is in good condition (see scans).                                                                                    

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LOVELY VICTORIAN WOMAN IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

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springfield 1 A pretty young woman poses for her portrait at a photo studio in Springfield, Massachusetts. The photographer of this cabinet card photograph is H. E. Bosworth. The subject of this photograph appears to be in her teenage years or slightly older. She has beautiful eyes. Note her hair ornament. Langdon Road reports that in 1899, Bosworth’s studio was known as Bosworth & Murphy. Research reveals that Bosworth was very active in his state’s Photography Association. This cabinet card portrait is in  excellent condition and has excellent clarity (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY AND FASHIONABLE YOUNG WOMAN IN LEWISTON, MAINE

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The woman in this vintage photograph is both beautiful and well dressed. She exhibits an engaging smile as she poses for her portrait at the studio of H. Larocque in Lewiston, Maine. She is wearing a high collared dress and holding flowers in her lap. She is likely wearing a corset judging by her tiny waist. The photographer of this image is Henri Larocque (1859-1922). He was born in Quebec and died in Lewiston. He was married to Mary Hinse Larocque (1867-1956).Henri is listed in city directories as a photographer at least as early as 1887. The 1920 US census also lists him as a photographer along with his son George (age 33) and daughter Emmilene (age 31). Henri and his wife are buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. This vintage photo is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

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italian pretty girl 2 The year was 1924. The place was Barcelona, Spain. A pretty young woman, probably a teenager, went to an unidentified photography studio and had her portrait taken. She is attractively dressed and wearing a pair of beautiful long dangling earrings. There is a dedication, written in Spanish, on the reverse of the photo.  This vintage photograph measures about 4″ x 5 5/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WEARING A CHECKERED DRESS IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM (1895)

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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Yvan Crewell studio, in Antwerp, Belgium. The woman is wearing a pretty checkered dress. Her belt and collar are wonderful accents. She is wearing gloves and holding a bouquet of flowers. Writing on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the photo was taken in 1895. This cabinet card portrait is in fair condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN ADVERTISING “NELSON SEEDS” IN MASON CITY, ILLINOIS

NELSON_0001I surrender. Who the heck is “Nelson”? The young woman in this photograph seems to be obsessed with “Nelson”. She is wearing Nelson’s name on her skirt and it appears on her fan.  Is she a Willie Nelson groupie? A second mystery in this image is the abundance of feathers. There are feathers on the floor, pinned to her blouse and decorating her hat. Take note of the daisy chain that the woman is wearing at and below her collar. This mysterious photograph is by T. H. Eulass whose studio was located in Mason City, Illinois. Mr. Eulass knows who “Nelson” is, but he’s not talking. Perhaps “Nelson” was a political candidate or the name of a local company. Thomas H. Eulass (1841-1903) was an Ohio native. Eulass participated in the America’s civil war as a member of the 146th Ohio Infantry. He entered the unit as a private and mustered out as a corporal. He appears in both the 1880 and 1900 US census as a photographer. He was married to Kate Eulass. He is buried in the Mason City Cemetery. This cabinet card portrait is in good condition (see scans).  The thin scrape on the bottom left corner of the reverse of the card does not cause any fragility or softness to the cabinet card. ADDENDUM: A helpful visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery, has identified this photograph as being an advertisement for the “Nelson Seed Company”. Other theories can be seen in the comment section.  SOLD

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STRIKINGLY PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN MONTLUCON, FRANCE

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pretty woman cdv 1 This cartes de visite features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Heron studio in Montlucon, France. She is well dressed and well coiffed. She appears to be holding back a full smile. Her eyes are bright and engaging. Preliminary research yielded little information about Monsieur Heron. The Cabinet Card Gallery exhibits another photograph by Heron. That image is a photo of a bride and groom. It can be seen by entering the name “Heron” in the search box. Montlucon, the studio’s home, is a town in central France on the Cher River. Adolphe Heron (1865-?) was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He got married in Paris (1887) and at that time he was working as a photographer there. He began working in Montlucon in 1893. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO PRETTY WOMAN WEARING THE NATIONAL COSTUMES OF THEIR HOME COUNTRY

national costume This vintage real photo postcard features two pretty women wearing their national costume. The portrait offers more questions than answers. What country does this attire represent? Slovakia? Russia? Is the woman in the lighter colored dress, a bride? Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery, will offer the answer to these questions. At the very least, maybe a visitor will be able to make an educated guess in regard to the women’s nationality. This photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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