PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG EDWARDIAN BOY AND GIRL SITTING ON A GARDEN WALL (RPPC 1902)

This vintage real photo postcard features two young children sitting on a garden wall. The boy and girl are adorably dressed and are very cute. The girl is holding a bouquet of pink flowers. Note the boy’s fantastic curls and terrific cap. The postcard’s message is dated 1902. This postcard was likely published by Felix Korn & Co. (F.K.) which was located in Stuttgart, Germany. I am unable to confirm the publishers name. This postcard lists F.K. as being located in Paris, not Stuttgart. Further complicating matters is that there also was another company that went by the F.K. initials (F. Kehrhan & Co of Bexley Heath, England). This card’s postage stamp is German and the postmark is from the city of Mulhausen. Mulhausen is a city located  in eastern France, near the Swiss and German borders. However, at the time of the mailing of this postcard, Mulhausen belonged to the German Empire and was part of the Alsace-Lorraine territory.  (SOLD)

CUTE LITTLE GIRL PROTECTIVELY POSES WITH HER BABY BROTHER/SISTER (CDV)

This Carte de Visite (CDV) features a little girl posing next to her infant brother/sister. The little girl is wearing a fancy dress and a bow in her hair. She  has a protective hold on her baby sibling. The CDV was photographed by the Kohler & Lacmann studio which had branches in Halberstadt and Bad Harzburg, Germany.    (SOLD)

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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PORTRAIT OF AN AFFLUENT DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (EARLY CARTE de VISITE)

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This carte de visite photograph features a distinguished looking older gentleman. His fine tailor made vested suit provides evidence that the man was affluent. This photograph is from the early phase of the cdv era. The photo has no identification information concerning the subject or the photographer. The carte de visite 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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TWO YOUNG CHILDREN OUT FOR A DRIVE

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE (CARTE de VISITE)

This carte de visite photograph features an absolutely adorable little girl. She is wearing a cute dress and has a bow in her hair. The child is holding something wooden in her left hand. I can not identify the object. I wonder if she is holding a hobby horse. This portrait was taken at the Oliviere studio in Marseille, France. Marseille is a port city in southern France. This cdv has gold beveled edges.   SOLD

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A MAN AND HIS BERLIET

french carThis vintage photograph features a well dressed man poses in front of his automobile. He is looking pretty self-important. His cap is resting on the top of his car and he is enjoying a cigarette. The auto is impressive. The back of the vehicle is a convertible. Note the headlights and the front bumper. Also of interest, is the sign behind the car for “Motoricine Motor Oil”. Compare the bumper to the bumpers of today. We’ve come a long way. The front grill has the Berliet signature and in addition, the Berliet’s emblem. Berliet was a French company that manufactured automobiles, buses, trucks, and military vehicles. The company was based near Lyon, France. The company was established in 1899 and was privately owned until 1967 when it became part of Citroen. In 1974, it was acquired by Renault. Berliet was merged with Saviem to become Renault Trucks in 1978. By 1980, there were no vehicles in the Berliet line. This photograph measures about 4 5/8″ x 3″ and is in very good condition. Note the bottom border of the photo appears to have been trimmed to fit a frame.                                                                                                     

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A WHITE MAN AND A YOUNG BLACK BOY SHARE A WARM MOMENT AND A LAUGH

This vintage photograph features a young black boy and a middle aged white man sharing a warm moment and a laugh. The pair seem to have a close relationship. Both are smiling and seem very relaxed as they experience their interaction. The child is wearing a shirt that is much too large for him. Perhaps the shirt is a hand-me-down from an older brother. The boy is barefoot. I am very curious about why this man and child ended up together and in conversation when this photo was taken. They appear to be standing in a field but their location is unidentified. The photo measures about 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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