UNIFORMED OFFICIAL IN ERLAGEN, BAVARIA, GERMANY

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moroccp 4 This carte de visite features a gentleman in some sort of uniform which includes a cap and sash. He appears very “official”. Is he a military veteran? Is he a train conductor or a law enforcement officer? The photographer of this image is F. Steffen. He operated a studio in Erlangen, Germany. The city is located in the Bavarian region of Germany. The Cabinet Card Gallery has another photograph by Steffen in it’s collection. You may view the image by placing the word “Steffen” in this site’s search box. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

 

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THREE PORTRAITS OF THE BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SILENT FILM ACTRESS: ALLY KOLBERG

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 * This vintage real photo postcard  (Postcard 1) features beautiful German silent film actress, Ally Kolberg. Her movie career was brief. She appeared in films between 1916 and 1923 and they included 16 German films and 1 Swedish production. She was often directed by female directors. During her career she was also credited as Ally Bing and Ally Kay Bing.  Initial research revealed very little about the life of Miss Kolberg. More intensive investigation is required. This postcard was published by Rotophot, which began publishing “RPH” postcards sometime around 1916. This postcard is part of a series (no 4794/3). The production of film star postcards was continued by the Ross Verlag company who’s origins can be traced back to the earlier Rotophot postcard company. This postcard has a Bavarian stamp and is postmarked from Weilheim, Bavaria.

    *  The second postcard (Postcard 2) features a real photo portrait  of Miss Kolberg. She is dressed in a more subdued fashion in this photograph than in the first postcard. She is wearing “every day” clothing compared to the high fashion, attention grabbing style seen in the first postcard. In this photo, Ally is posed clasping her hands and looking dreamingly toward heaven. The backdrop behind her could be viewed as sky. As in the first postcard, Miss Kolberg is quite beautiful. This postcard was also, like the first, published by Rotophot and has the “RPH” logo. The message on the reverse of the postcard dates the card to 1913. This date is a bit earlier than when some sources believe RPH began publishing postcards. The sources are close, but incorrect. This postcard was part of a series (no. 3697/5).   (SOLD)

 *  Ally Kolberg is the subject of this third vintage real photo postcard (Postcard 3). Miss Kolberg’s beauty is apparent in this photograph. She is wearing a long translucent veil and an alluring smile. The stamp box of this postcard has an interesting story. “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 postcard is part of a series (no. 119/1). The logo for the motion picture company “Film Sterne” can be seen in the lower left hand corner of the postcard. The photo studio that took this photograph was Becker & Maas. The firm was located in Berlin, Germany.   (SOLD)

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THREE YOUNG MEN RAISE THEIR BEER STEINS IN AMBERG, GERMANY WHILE THEIR DOG MAINTAINS HIS SOBRIETY

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Three well dressed young men raise their beer steins in a toast while their teetotaling dog joins them in a group portrait. These guys definitely exude an air of self-confidence. This cabinet card portrait was taken by the Franz Tausch studio in Amberg, Germany. The city of Amberg is located in the Bavaria region.

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A GIRL WITH A WONDERFUL SMILE IN HOF, GERMANY

A pretty girl poses for her portrait at the Wilhelm Muller studio in Hof, Germany. Hof is a city in Bavaria, Germany. The city is located near the border with Czechoslovakia. This photograph may be a confirmation or communion picture. She appears to be a teenager and is very nicely dressed. She is wearing two necklaces, earrings, and a bracelet with a charm. She is also wearing a bow in her hair. She is holding something in her left hand, and what it is, isn’t exactly clear. The object appears to be a book or a purse. Perhaps a cabinet card gallery visitor can identify what it is that she is holding. One thing that is certain is that the girl in this photograph has a wonderful smile.

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CHILD WEARING A SAILOR’S CAP IN COBURG, GERMANY

A very cute, but unsmiling child, poses for a portrait by the Haussler Brothers. Note the sailing ship pin attatched to the nautical cap. Although the child’s clothing looks feminine, it is not clear whether this young sailor is a boy or a girl. The studio that published this cabinet card was in Coburg, Germany. Coburg is a town located on the Itz River in Bavaria, Germany.

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PARENTS READING WITH THEIR YOUNG SON IN FREISING, GERMANY

This photograph captures a nicely dressed mother and father reading a picture book with their young son. The parents appear fascinated by the reading material but their son seems more interested in the photographer and his camera. The boy is wearing a sailors outfit. The photographer of this image was Franz Ress whose studio was located in Freising, Germany. Freising is a city in the Bavaria area of Germany.

Freising is a town in Bavaria, Germany.

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THREE SISTERS AND THEIR TOYS IN MUNICH, BAVARIA

This cabinet card features three sisters at play. The youngest is holding a stuffed horse, while the other two sisters are holding a doll and a book. On the floor stands another doll. The photographer was Alfred Schmidt of the Apollo Studio in Munich, Bavaria. Schmidt did an excellent job of capturing the girls in a quite natural pose of play.

Published in: on June 29, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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GERMAN OFFICER IN BAVARIA

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This cabinet photograph captures a German officer posing for photographer F. Steffen in Erlanger, Bavaria.  I have been informed that this stern looking officer is a Hauptmann (captain). I would appreciate confirmation of this rank  from a knowledgeable source, so please leave a comment if you have information.

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