EARLY CABINET CARD PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN IN A BLACK DRESS (MOURNING PHOTO)

This early cabinet card portrait features a seated older woman wearing a black dress. This is likely a mourning photo. The woman has a stoic expression. She is posed in front of a stark backdrop. The woman’s name, the name of  the photographer, and the location of the studio, are all unknown. This cabinet card photo is in excellent condition (see scans).

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SMILING YOUNG WOMAN WEARING A GYPSY COSTUME

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This vintage real photo postcard features a studio portrait of a young woman dressed in a gypsy costume. She is wearing two necklaces and a number of bracelets. Note her head scarf and fabric belt. The stamp box on this postcard reveals that it was produced by K Ltd. which operated between 1918 and 1936. There is a dated inscription on the reverse of the card. This postcard is dated 1922 and is in very good condition (see scans).

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FANTASTIC PORTRAIT OF FOUR UNIFORMED VIENNESE TEA ROOM WAITRESSES

tea2020-06-17_235302This vintage real photo postcard features a close-up view of four uniformed Viennese tea room waitresses. The three standing women are dressed nearly identically while the seated woman is dressed notably different. Is the seated woman the tea room’s manager or owner? You may be wondering how I know that these ladies are tea room employees? Actually, I don’t. I am just repeating what I was told by the previous owner of this photo postcard. Of course, I may be wrong about the women’s occupation. However, I am certain about the identity of the photographer of this portrait. I am also certain that he was very talented. The Cabinet Card Gallery has three of his photographs in it’s collection. They are beautiful cabinet card portraits. The photographer’s name and address are embossed near the bottom right hand corner of this postcard. The photographer is S. Weitzmann and his studio was located in Vienna, Austria. The studio won medals at exhibitions Paris, London, and Grand Prix. Weitzmann is mentioned in a book entitled “Hitler’s Silent Partners : Swiss Banks, Nazi Gold, and the Pursuit of Justice” (2011).  The book states that Weitzmann was the foremost portrait photographer in Vienna and worked for the Austrian Royal Court before it’s demise in 1918.   This photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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A PRETTY WOMAN WEARING A PRETTY DRESS : ADMIRING HERSELF IN A MIRROR

This vintage photograph features a pretty young woman with a spectacular smile. She is wearing a pretty dress and seems pleased about her reflection in a mirror. She is quite glamorous. This vintage photograph measures about 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and is in excellent condition.

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN CAPTURED IN A TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPH

This tintype photo portrait captures a pretty young woman. She is likely in her teenage years. She is wearing a fancy dress with ruffles and lace. The teenager has a bow in her hair. This tintype has unusually excellent clarity and incredibly few imperfections compared to the vast majority of tintypes surviving today. Tintypes were popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s.  The photo measures about 2 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ and is in excellent condition.

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TWO ATTRACTIVE AND STYLISH TEENAGE GIRLS SHARE A TENDER MOMENT IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA

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This cabinet card portrait features two pretty young women sharing a tender moment. The women are dressed stylishly. Note their gloves. The woman in the dark dress is sharing a sweet smile. It is likely that these young women are teenagers and sisters. This photograph was taken at the Elite Studio which was located in Omaha, Nebraska. The studio was operated by Charles M. Craven. This cabinet card is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY GIRL WEARING A TERRIFIC HAT IN WARREN, PENNSYLVANIA

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warren 2 2020-05-14_224454A nicely dressed and pretty young woman poses for her portrait at the Bairstow studio in Warren, Pennsylvania. She is wearing a nice hat and earrings. The photographer, James R Bairstow was born in England in 1856, entered the United States in 1878,  and was married to Mary S. Bairstow. A collection of Bairstow’s photographs are held by the Warren County Historical Society. The Bairstow studio was later run by Bairstow’s son, David (1884-1968), making it a two generation business. This cabinet card portrait is in  very good condition (see scans).

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A TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES A YOUNG LADY’S EMOTIONS (CARTE DE VISITE)

This original carte de visite features a wonderful portrait of a young woman. The photographer, J. E. James adeptly captured a photo of the woman as she appeared deep in thought or worry. I think she looks sad. She is wearing a crossed ribbon with a large pin just under her lace collar. Does the ribbon indicate that she is in mourning or is it just an accessory. Note the young lady’s cute curls. The photographer of this cdv image is no stranger to me. I have another carte de visite by Mr.James. This second cdv is also one of  high quality in regard to reflecting the photographer’s talent for recording emotion via photography. What do we know about Mr James?  The J. E. James studio was located in Galena, Illinois. James Edward James (1842-1878) was born in Liverpool, England. After immigrating to the United States he served in the 96th Illinois Infantry (Company A) during the civil war. He entered the service as a Private but was discharged as a Commissary Sergeant. He died while still a young man and left his wife Kitty to raise their four children and operate his photographic studio.  (SOLD)                                                                                               

SOPHISTICATED LADY : LOVELY POSE (RPPC)

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2020-04-11_173032 SOPHISTICATED LADY 2 This vintage real photo postcard features an attractive woman in a lovely pose. She has a sophisticated appearance. She is well dressed and was likely a woman of means.  A stamp on the reverse of the postcard indicates that it formerly was part of the Bill Hopkins Collection in London, England. Research reveals that Bill Hopkins was a London collector and dealer who collected a large number of postcard. He established and operated the Postcard Collector’s Center in Kensington. Hopkins personalized all of his cards with his hand stamp. Hopkins died sometime around 2014. This postcard is likely from the 1930’s. It is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A “JERSEY GIRL” (CABINET CARD)

jersey girl jersey girl 1A pretty girl poses for photographer Albert Vetter in either Hoboken or Jersey City, New Jersey. This “Jersey Girl’s” portrait is captured in a crisp and clear image. She is wearing a frilly dress and a ribbon pinned near her shoulder. In addition, she is wearing a necklace with a pendant, and she is wearing it over the collar of her dress where it is hardly visible. The photographer, Albert Vetter, was quite an interesting character. Apparently, he was a vengeful man. The magazine, The Camera and the Darkroom ( 1904) reported that Vetter was at odds with the family that lived in the house that was also the home of his studio. Vetter got a picture of the  head of the family, who recently died. He enlarged the picture and fastened a rope  around it at the neck, and hung it out the window. The daughter of the late man, got a step ladder and removed the photograph. A “war of words” followed and Vetter was arrested. He was arraigned in front of a judge for disorderly conduct and he was put up for bond to maintain the peace. The magazine used a humorous headline to describe this incident;  “New Idea in Picture Hanging”.  (SOLD)

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