PORTRAIT OF A SHEEPISH WOMAN: FASHION STATEMENT IN GANANOQUE, CANADA

This vintage photograph captures a young woman dressed for winter in her lamb wool coat and lamb wool hat. Her left hand rests snugly in a muff. The photographer of this photograph is H. E. Paige who operated a studio in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans)

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LUCIENNE LEGRAND : PRETTY FRENCH SILENT FILM ACTRESS

The pretty actress seen in this vintage real photo postcard is Lucienne Legrand (1900-1987). She was French and was active in film between 1921 and 1929. Her work was in silent film and she often worked alongside her actor/director husband, Emile-Bernard Donatien. For clarity sake, note that there was another actress named Lucienne Legrande; but this actress was born in 1920. Lucienne Legrand, pictured on this postcard, has eighteen film credits listed by IMDb. The site states that she is most well known for La chevauchee blanche (1924), Simone (1926), and Le martyre de Sainte-Maxence (1928). This photo postcard was published by Cinemagazine (Paris Edition) as part of a series (no.98). The photograph of Miss Legrand was taken by Pierre Apers. He was a talented French photographer active in the early twentieth century. His studio was in Paris and he specialized in portraiture. The cabinet card gallery is building a nice collection of his photographs. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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A WOMAN WEARING GLASSES IN CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Alonzo Harlow is the photographer of this cabinet card image of a woman wearing glasses. Note that the eyeglasses are lacking temples (the part of the frame that rests on, or are hooked around, the wearer’s ears. This was the style of eyewear at the time that this photograph was taken. The woman is wearing a fur trimmed dress or jacket as well as a headband and earrings. This photograph was taken in Harlow’s Claremont studio. Alonzo Harlow is listed in the 1880 US census as being a native of Vermont and as living in Montpelier with his wife and a boarder. Alonzo (age 32) worked as a photographic artist. His wife Lucy (age 27) kept house, and the boarder, George Dale (age 23) also worked as a photographer. Alonzo was listed in the 1890 through 1892 Montpelier city directories as a photographer. The 1900 census found Harlow living in Boston, Massachusetts and working as a real estate clerk.  To view other photographs by Harlow, click on the category “Photographer: Harlow”. This cabinet card portrait has gold beveled edges and is in excellent condition (see scans). The use of of gold edges was most common between 1885 and 1892.

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VINTAGE PORTRAIT OF A DAPPER GENTLEMAN IN CIENFUEGO, CUBA

This vintage photograph features a dapper looking gentleman sitting for his portrait at the Otero studio in Cienfuego, Cuba. He has the appearance of a man of accomplishment and he gazes at the photographer with just the right degree of intensity that indicates that this is not his first rodeo. This man knows how to dress. Note his three piece suit, his straw hat, and highly shined shoes. Even his hair is perfect. This is a beautiful photo. The photographer’s work is commendable. This vintage photograph measures about 4″ x 6 1/2″ and has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN HOLDING A PARASOL IN BAZIN, HUNGARY (c.1905)

This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young woman holding a parasol over her left shoulder and a flower in her right hand. She appears to be in her teenage years. She is dressed beautifully. Her dress has a sailor-type style and emanates an aura of lightness. This photograph was taken by Karinger Ferenc. He was an active photographer between 1899 and 1910. He operated a studio in Pozsony, located in the Kingdom of Hungary. The territory is now predominately in Slovakia with only a small portion of the town still in Hungary. Note the town of Bazin is listed on the reverse of this photo. Bazin is the Hungarian name for the Slovaki named town of Pezinok. This cabinet card appears to have been trimmed. It measures about 4 1/8″ x 5 3/4″ and is in fair condition (see scans).

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MIA MAY : PRETTY AUSTRIAN SILENT FILM ACTRESS

This vintage real photo postcard features a photo of Austrian actress Mia May (1884-1980). She was born in Vienna, the daughter of a baker. Her older sister was Mitzi Telmont (1879-1958), also an actress. Mia’s stage debut was when she was five years old. She played child roles until reaching age fourteen. As a teenager she appeared as Herma Angelot and performed as an actress and singer. While a high school student, she took ballet lessons. At age 18, she married Austrian, Julius Otto Mandl. The couple’s baby (Eva Maria Mandl) was born seven weeks later. Mia’s husband changed his name to Joe May, upon his entry into the film business. He became a successful film producer and director. This is how Eva adopted her performer name. She appeared in 44 films between 1912 and 1924. Mia’s daughter, Eva May, also became an actress. In 1912, Joe, Mia, and Eva moved to Berlin, where Joe worked as a film director. In 1912 he directed Mia in a film that launched her acting career. By 1914, little Eva May made her screen debut. Joe began his own film company, May-Film Gmb, in 1915. Mia took the position of Managing Director. In 1918, Mia wrote a screen play for “Your Big Secret”. Her movie career flourished in the 1910’s and early 1920’s. From 1919 to 1920 she was the star of an eight part film series (serial) called “Mistress of the World”. Mia reached a level of popularity equivalant to Asta Nielsen, Pola Negri, and Henny Porten. In 1923, she appeared in a film with a young Marlene Dietrich. Mia stated that Marlene Dietrich was “funny and engaging, attractive and original.” She added, “no man could resist her”. Mia May’s last film appearance was in “The Love Letters of Baroness S” (1924). She retired that same year after her daughter Eva committed suicide. In 1933, after seeing the Nazis gaining power, Mia and Joe May fled to America. The couple opened a restaurant (Blue Danube) in Los Angeles but it failed. The photo portrait of Eva May seen on this vintage postcard was taken by Alexander Binder.  The photographer of this terrific image was Alexander Binder (1888-1929). He had the largest photo studio in Europe during the late 1920’s and the 1930’s. Many of his entertainment star portraits appear on Ross Verlag postards. It is thought that Binder was of Swiss origin. He was of the Jewish faith. He studied engineering but did not complete his studies. From 1908 to 1910 he studied photography at a school in Munich, Germany. After the completion of his photography studies, he went to Berlin and in 1913 opened his first photography studio. Before long, he became one of the premier photographers in Berlin.  He primarily focused on fashion and celebrity photography. Since Berlin was the capital of the European film industry, Binder photographed all the stars of the European film industry including, Lilian Harvey, Conrad Veidt, and Lya De Putti. Many of his images were used in popular film portrait postcards. His photographs could be seen in postcards published by Ross Verlag and Photochemie. Binder died in 1929 but new photo cards bearing his signature continued to be published until 1937. It is thought that the real photographer of these new postcards was Hubs Floeter (1910-1974) who was employed at the studio as an operator. The studio continued to be owned by Binder’s widow, Mrs. Binder Alleman and their two daughters. The studio was managed by the Jewish Elisabeth Baroness Vonhedlis Stengel who was later deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. In 1938 the Nazi’s closed Binder’s studio and it was later taken over by an Aryan photographer, Karl Ludwig Haenchen . The postcard was published by Ross Verlag (Berlin) as part of a series (no533/3). Note the “May” logo in the lower right corner of the image. Miss May was working for May-Film at the time this photograph was taken. The stamp box seen on the reverse of this postcard has an interesting story attached to it. “NBC” (Neue Bromsilber Convention) was a price cartel established in 1909 that continued until the 1930’s. The purpose of the cartel was to ensure that the minimum price charged for postcards was kept at a sufficiently profitable level. A number of postcard publishing companies joined the cartel in an effort to stave off the effect of competition on the pricing of postcards. This vintage real photo portrait postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO YALE UNIVERSITY ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS (1936 PRESS PHOTO)

This vintage press photo is from 1936 and features two Yale University ice hockey players. The player on the left is named Blake Shepard and his hometown was St. Paul, Minnesota. Blake played the position of left defenseman. The player on the right is identified as Edward Pillsbury who hailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Edward played the wing position. Both Shepard and Pillsbury played hockey only one year (1935/36) at Yale. Shepard had more success on the ice than Pillsbury. Shepard is mentioned several time in the Yale Daily News. He earned praise for his “standout” performance at defense in a game against US Olympic Team candidates (12/9/35). Shepard started a game against Clarkson (1/23/36). He scored a goal and earned an assist in a 9-2 win over Brown University (2/20/36). Review of the Yale newspaper seems to indicate that Shepard also played football and baseball there. An internet search yielded no information about Pillsbury’s collegiate hockey career, other than him being on Yale’s hockey team (35/36) roster. This vintage photograph once belonged to Brown Brothers, a major stock photo agency. It was established in 1904 and built an archive of over one million photographs and negatives. This hockey press photo has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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SOPHUS WILLIAMS : PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN BY A MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER

This lovely cabinet card was a very difficult photograph to research. I encountered two primary problems. First, who is Matin? Her name is listed beneath her photo. She clearly is a pretty young woman who appears to be in her teenage years. She is wearing a sleeveless low-cut blouse. Apparently, she likes jewelry. She is wearing a flamboyant beaded bracelet, hoop earrings, and a ring. Is she an actress or some other type of celebrity? I have thus far, failed in my attempt to identify her. The second problem that I encountered is the difficulty I had finding biographical information about the photographer, Sophus Williams. It is ironic, his photographs are cited in many articles and they appear in multiple esteemed museums. However, getting details about his life, is akin to researching someone in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Here is what I learned. Sophus Williams’s actual name was Sophus Vilhelm Schou. He was of Danish origin but became a German photographer and publisher. He was born in Copenhagen in 1835 and he died in Grabow, Germany in 1900. He went to London in 1859 and at an unknown date, went to Berlin where he passed himself off as being British. He was married to Agnes Klitz (1843-1911). In 1868, Sophus partnered with businessman Rudolph Gustav Leonhard Reinhold Knaak , to buy out an art dealer’s trading company (E. Linde & Co). The firm was located in Berlin, Germany. Sophus Williams published the work of many photographers and participated in Vienna’s 1873 World Exhibition. Williams’s publishing firm was well known for many formats, including Stereoscopic photos, Carte de Visite images, Cabinet Cards, and Leporellos. What are Leporellos? They are printed material folded into an “accordion-pleat” style. The method is also known as a “concertina fold”. Williams’s “Linde & Co” was well known for their photographs of paintings. Williams was active in Berlin through much of the 1860’s and 1880’s. Sophus Williams succumbed to a heart attack in 1900. His work can be found in high profile museums such as J Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA) and the George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City), The British Museum (London, England), and The Altes Museum (Berlin). On the reverse of this cabinet card is the printed date 1878 and a credit to Sophus Williams. An inscription located on the reverse of the photograph labels the photo a “souvenir” and confirms the 1878 date. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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SAD PORTRAIT OF A BEGGAR IN SANTIAGO, CHILE

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a beggar sitting on a sidewalk in Santiago, Chile. The poor soul has his hat extended hoping that a passerby will drop in some pesos. He is sitting on a pair of crutches. The poor soul’s facial expression reflects a life of pain and misery. This postcard’s Cyko stamp box indicates that the card dates back to between 1904 and the 1920’s. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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MISS BULGARIA, SEVENTEEN YEAR-OLD VERA RUSINOVA COMPETES IN THE 1993 MISS WORLD CONTEST

This vintage photograph features the beautiful contestant from Bulgaria that participated in the 1993 Miss World Contest. This young lady’s name is Vera Roussinova (aka Vyara Rusinova). Miss Rusinova was only seventeen years old at the time of the contest. She did not place in the top ten finishers, but she likely had an amazing experience participating in the event and serving as Miss Bulgaria for a full year. The winner of the 1993 Miss World title was Lisa Hanna, representing Jamaica. In total, there were 81 contestants participating in the pageant which took place in Sun City, South Africa. This vintage photograph measures about 5″ x 7″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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