AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN : YOUNG AND WELL DRESSED : CARTE de VISITE

This carte de visite photograph features a young Afridan American man. He is well dressed in his three piece suit and bowtie. This cdv photo was taken by Louis Nagel. He operated a studio in Hoboken, New Jersey. At some point in his career he partnered in a photo studio named “Nagel & Fritz”. Nagel worked as a photographer from at least 1869 through 1887. (SOLD)

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AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRL WEARING A CAKE HAT : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a well dressed African American young girl. She appears to be in her teenage years. Note her hat. It looks like there is a birthday cake on top of the rim of the hat; yet it is a pretty hat. This photograph measures about 3 1/8 x 4″. (SOLD)

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PRETTY AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENAGE GIRL : VINTAGE RPPC : NOKO : 1907 – 1929

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty African American girl. She appears to be in her teenage years. Her pursed lips are hiding a smile. This postcard has a Noko stamp box indicating that it dates back to sometime between 1907 and 1929. SOLD

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AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN STANDING IN A GARDEN IN FRONT OF A STONE HOUSE : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features an African American woman standing in a garden. She is standing in front of a stone house. The woman is holding a cylindical object in her hands. Perhaps it is a diploma or a rolled up magazine or newspaper. This vintage postcard is likely one-of-a-kind and is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN : STUDIO PORTRAIT : FOUND IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

This vintage photograph features a nicely dressed African American man posing for his portrait at an unidentified photography studio. I found this photograph in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph measures about 3″ x 4 1/8″. SOLD

Published in: on July 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN : HAT DECORATED WITH DEAD BIRD

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young African American woman with a wonderful smile. She is well dressed. She has a fur stole over her shoulder. The buttons on her blouse are unusual. They are large and square. Note the woman’s hat. It is decorated with a dead bird with pretty feathers. Hats adorned with deceased birds were not an unusual fashion statement during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. That was a time when whole birds were considered desirable decorations on lady hats. This was to the detriment of many bird species that were nearly wiped out by hunters looking to make a quick buck from the millinery industry. This photo postcard was published by EKC sometime between 1930 and 1950. (SOLD)