LOOK WHAT THE TIDE BROUGHT IN : PORTRAIT OF A BABY AND HIS/HER SISTER AT THE BEACH

This vintage snapshot features a little girl at the beach with her baby brother or sister. The little girl is wearing a sailor type dress and a sun hat.  She is wearing a nice smile as she looks straight ahead at the photographer. The infant is sleeping on a folded blanket or mat, and is using the original version of sun block, an umbrella. The photograph measures about 4 1/8″ x 3 1/8″, and is in very good condition.

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Published in: on September 20, 2019 at 6:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A BEVY OF BEAUTIES AT A BEACH ON THE BLACK SEA IN ROMANIA

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girls at beach roumania 2A “bevy” of beauties? I’ve never used that word before. What is a bevy? I looked up the word and learned that a “bevy” is a “large group of people of a particular kind”. The “particular kind” in this vintage photograph are pretty young woman in their bathing suits at the beach. The beach is located in Romania and is at the edge of the Black Sea. Some of the women are using parasols to protect themselves from the sun. The reverse of the photograph has a stamp indicating that the photo was taken in Contanta, a city on the shores of the Black Sea. It is located in southeastern Romania. I would love to know the story behind this image. Are these young ladies, friends on a beach trip, or are they models posed by a professional photographer? What’s your guess? This photograph measures about 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on February 26, 2019 at 10:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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FIVE ADORABLE SCOUTS WITH FANTASTIC SMILES ENJOYING THE BEACH

scouts This vintage real photo postcard features five adorable uniformed boy and girl scouts sitting in a row on an unidentified beach. These children are enjoying life. Nothing like the innocence of youth. These kids offer good examples of  “wind-swept hair”. This real photo postcard portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on February 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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BATHING BEAUTIES: TWO YOUNG WOMEN ENJOYING A DAY AT THE BEACH

This vintage real photo postcard features two pretty young women enjoying a day at the beach. These bathing beauties are flashing wonderful smiles at the photographer. There is an abundance of interesting things to note in this image. Check out the bathing suits, sun umbrella, beach chairs, and the tents scattered around the beach. This color tinted postcard may have been considered risque during the era of it’s publication. This postcard was printed in England and published by the National Herald. The photographer is listed as “Underwood”. It is my hypothesis that this postcard was actually produced by the publishing company of Underwood & Underwood. This New York firm existed between 1882 and 1920. The company was founded by photographers Elmer and Burt Underwood in Ottawa, Kansas. The headquarters was moved to New York City in 1897. The firm grew and soon had offices in Toronto, Canada and London, England. Underwood & Underwood was known for publishing stereo-views, and in fact, they published nearly 40,000 titles. In 1910 they began to supply news photos for newspapers and postcard publishers. It appears that the image seen in this photo postcard was supplied by Underwood to the National Herald. Underwood & Underwood was sold to the Keystone View Company in 1921. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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THE LITTLE BOY AND THE SEA (RUSSIAN VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH)

This vintage real postcard is unique and adorable. A little boy is at the helm of a miniature sailing ship, not far from shore. Beach goers and large boats can be seen in the background. The toy ship commanded by this child is amazingly realistic down to the tiniest details. A logo below the photo states “Anana Kypopm” (the photographer?) and is dated 1964. The photographer’s logo displays a light house and a sailboat which indicates that the photo studio shooting this photograph was likely located in a beach resort town. The photo measures about 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.

Published in: on January 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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DUTCH LADIES ON THE BEACH SITTING IN UNUSUAL SUN CHAIRS

This interesting vintage real photo postcard features two women at the beach. Hopefully its not too hot, because if so, these ladies are shvitzing. The wicker seats placed on this beach also serve as shelters. Beach umbrellas must have been popular sometime after this photograph was taken. Note the gentleman in the background of this photograph. He is wearing a white shirt, white apron, and white cap. He is likely a cook or a waiter attending to the culinary needs of the beachgoers. Printed on the reverse of the postcard is the word “briefkaart” which is the Dutch word for “postcard”. Therefore this portrait was likely taken somewhere in the Netherlands.

Published in: on October 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm  Comments (3)  
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SNAPSHOT OF A LOVELY COUPLE IN FRONT OF A BEACH HOUSE

Some couple look like they belong together and the pair in this snapshot are one of those couples. This is a handsome couple. They are posing in their bathing suits in front of a quaint beach house. She is wearing a pioneering bikini and he is wearing an unbuttoned casual shirt displaying part of his bare chest. She is holding a swimming cap. In the background you can see the boardwalk that is between the house and the beach. One can also observe the beach vegetation. In addition, there appears to be beach chairs, or some kind of rack, close behind this romantic couple. The scene reminds me of the beach houses on Fire Island, though this photograph could have been taken at many beach communities along the US east or west coast. This snapshot likely dates back to the 1930’s or 1940’s.  (SOLD)

Published in: on March 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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A PRETTY WOMAN WEARING A BATHING SUIT AT THE BEACH IN ORIVAL, FRANCE (1933 REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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A pretty young woman, with her hands on her hips, poses in her bathing suit at a French beach. She flashes a sweet smile at the photographer. Note her bathing cap. An inscription on the reverse of this vintage real photo postcard indicates that the photo was taken in 1933 in Orival, France. Located in the Seine-Maritime department, Orival is in Northern France. The village is in the woods and situated on the banks and cliffs of the river Seine. This image is a particularly nice French beach photo.

 

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