A UNIFORMED SOLDIER AND TWO LAMBS – A STUDY IN CONTRAST

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lamb soldier 2 A uniformed soldier sits against a fence and he is holding two adorable lambs on his lap. This is a study in contrast. A military warrior represents battle and lethality, while the young lambs represent peace and calm. Before anyone gets “up in arms”, I want to state that I know that soldiers can represent peace and protection. Note the soldier’s high boots. They appear to be for weather protection rather than for long marches. This snapshot photograph measures about 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and is in very good condition.

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Published in: on March 10, 2019 at 11:00 am  Comments (1)  
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TASTEFUL PHOTO OF A NUDE WOMAN AND A CONCH SHELL BY ALFRED NOYER

noyer nude 4This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty nude woman She is delicately reaching for a conch shell. This tastefully done image was published by well known photographer Alfred Noyer as part of a series (No. 4136). The celebrated photographer supervised a large photo studio in Paris. The Noyer Studio operated from 1910 until the 1940’s. Many of his early postcards were reproductions of artworks. He also produced illustrated patriotic postcards during World War I. With the onset of the 1920’s he began producing postcards of children and women. Many of the postcards he produced of women were nudes or risque images. Some of his postcards list his name while others are simply marked “AN”. This photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on March 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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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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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK IN TAGNON, ARDENNES, FRANCE (1942)

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ardennes taxi 1 This vintage snap shot features two men and what appears to be a delivery  or panel truck . This 1942 photo was taken in Tagnon, which is a community in the Ardennes department in northern France. The Ardennes region is in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and France. It was the scene of vicious battles in both World Wars. One of these battles was the Battle of the Bulge which occurred in 1944 and 1945. The previous owner of this photograph reported that this vehicle is a taxi. This photograph measures about 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ and is in good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on March 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A UNIFORMED MILITARY OFFICER IN FREIBERG, GERMANY

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dark soldier 1 This carte de visite photograph features a German soldier. I believe that he is an officer  in his dress uniform. Note the white gloves that he is holding and his sidearm. I bet that his sheathed knife is a frightening weapon. He is wearing an awesome hat decorated with feathers. This photograph was taken circa the late nineteenth century. The photographer was Max Seifert. He operated a studio in Freiberg, Germany. Freiberg is a town located in the the Free State of Saxony, Germany. This cdv portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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BABY ELEPHANT AND FRIENDS IN THE COLONIAL GARDENS OF LAMBORENE, GABON

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This vintage real photo postcard features two men and a baby elephant at the Colonial Gardens in Lambarene, a town in western Gabon. The town is known for being the home of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital. The health facility was built by a German doctor in the early twentieth century to treat victims of rare tropical diseases. Gabon was colonized by France, and became part of French Equatorial Africa in Seine-et-Marne (France) in 1905. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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A TOPLESS TATOOED WOMAN AND HER TAMBOURINE IN MOROCCO

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moroccp 1 A pretty young topless woman sits in deep thought. She is holding a tambourine. Her facial tatoos, headdress and jewelry reflect her Moroccan culture. Some viewers of this postcard believe that the woman is a prostitute. It is likely that these observers are correct. Her nudity and the popularity in Europe of photo portraits of prostitutes in less developed countries, provides supporting evidence that she is indeed a sex worker.  This is an ethnographic postcard. Buying or sending a risque photo postcards was more acceptable if the card provided a look at a people from different cultures. This postcard is part of a series (no. 92). The photo was taken by Marcelin Flandrin (1889-1957). Flandrin moved to Morocco in 1901 and volunteered for the military in 1912. He served as an Army photographer. Around this time, Morocco came under French rule. He corroborated with the French government and tourist boards. He was very involved with the French Protectorate government. Flandrin was criticized by some Moroccans for reinforcing “Orientalist” stereotypes . During the Rif War (Spain vs. Berber tribes), he published a number of reports. During World War I he served in the Air Force as an air observer, taking aerial photos of fighting. After the war he moved to Casablanca and went to work taking many photographs between 1921 and 1930. He published many photo books about Morocco. Flandrin was also an important postcard publisher in Morocco. The Cabinet Card Gallery blog includes another postcard by Flandrin. This photo postcard captures a group of prostitutes in Casablanca (Morocco). You can view this postcard by placing the name “Flandrin” in the search box. The postcard above, is in  very good condition (see scans).

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LILLIAN ELLIS – DANISH STAR IN GERMAN FILMS

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ellis2 This vintage real photo postcard features Danish actress, Lillian Ellis (1907-1951). She made fer film debut in 1928. Many of her roles were in German films. Her stardom in Germany peaked at the end of the 1920’s. The IMDb credits Ellis with 18 acting roles between 1928 and 1959. This vintage postcard was published by Ross Verlag and was part of a series (no. 5281/1). The photographer who took this photograph was Alex Binder, a celebrity photographer located in Berlin, Germany. This portrait postcard is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY COUPLE: THE DELIONS POSE WITH THEIR BABY AND THEIR DOG

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family delion 1 A lovely young couple pose with their baby and their dog in a family portrait photograph. It is not clear whether the photo was taken outdoors, or in a photo studio. Writing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the message was written in 1913. The postcard was sent to someone in Paris, France. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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EXOTIC LOOKING FRENCH MOTHER AND HER BABY SITTING ON THE HIGHEST HIGH CHAIR IN THE WORLD

high chair baby high chair baby 1 This vintage real photo postcard features an exotic looking mother posing with her baby. The child is sitting on the highest high chair that I have ever seen. Using an elevated chair is very smart. The chair puts the child at the mother’s level and makes for a better posed photograph. I have not seen this photographic strategy employed before. The mother has very short hair and a serious expression. She is wearing a stylish collar pin and necklace. Note her fashionable boots. A stamp on the reverse of the postcard reveals that the photographer was “Pornet” and his/her studio was in Roanne, France. Roanne is a town in central France and is located 90 km northwest of Lyon. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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