PRETTY YOUNG PASTRY CHEF AND A TRAY OF HER DELECTABLE CREATIONS

This vintage real photo postcard features a young and pretty pastry chef holding a tray of delectable desserts in one hand and a bouquet of flowers in the other hand. She is wearing a chef uniform, including her hat. Note her sporty shoes and high socks. The postcard has a Belgian stamp and a postmark from Lokoren, Belgium. The postcard was mailed in 1909.   (SOLD)

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FATHER AND YOUNG SON : TOY SCOOTER : ANTOING, BELGIUM : RPPC

This vintage scalloped edge real photo postcard a father and son. The young boy is holding on to his toy scooter. The child doesn’t look pleased about having his photo taken while his father looks deep in thought. This photograph was taken at the studio of G. Berteloit in Antoing, Belgium. (SOLD)

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DOG CART : DELIVERING MILK : FLEMISH MILK MAID : THREE DOGS : BELGIUM

This vintage real photo postcard features a couple delivering milk transported by a dog cart. The wagon is being pulled by three large dogs. The caption printed on the card, “Laitiere Flamande”, is translated as “Flemish Milk Maid”. The woman on the cart is wearing traditional Flemish clothing. This divided back postcard dates back to around 1907 to 1915. Note the light crease in the upper right hand corner of the card. Overall, this vintage postcard is in good condition. 

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BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF A NUN : CABINET CARD PHOTO BY JOSEPH APERS (1903-1917)

This gorgeous cabinet card portrait features a half smiling nun. She is wearing a cross and a silver ring (indicating that she has taken perpetual vows). She is holding a prayer book and a small statue of a crucifix is on the table beside her. This lovely image comes from the studio of Joseph Apers. The studio was located in Boom, Belgium. Boom is about 10 miles from the city of Antwerp. A Belgian early photographer guide reports that Apers operated his Boom studio between circa 1903 and 1917, He also had studios in Antwerp during his career. SOLD

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AN ADORABLE YOUNG BOY POSES WITH HIS HOOP AND STICK TOY IN HODIMONT VERVIERS, BELGIUM (CARTE de VISITE)_

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A young boy poses for his portrait with his hoop and stick toy. He is being photographed at the Hubert Cornet studio in Hodimont Verviers, Belgium. Hodimont is a district within the city of Verviers. Note the boy’s high top white shoes and his cute cap.  (SOLD)

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HOW NOT TO DRESS FOR SLEDDING FUN IN BELGIUM

pcab sleddingpcab sledding 1This photograph captures three couples gathered around a “tricked out” sled on a winter day. There is snow on the ground and the woman are wearing weather appropriate footwear. Interestingly, only three of the subjects are paying attention to the camera. It is also notable that the individuals in this image are not dressed for frolicking in the snow. My guess is that they may have been out walking and happened upon the sled. One of them may have thought the sled presented them with a terrific  photo opportunity. This photograph, according to an inscription on the reverse of the image, was taken in Spa, Belgium. The photograph was shot at the Chalet de Geronstere in 1933. Spa is a town in the Province of Liege, Belgium. It is situated in a valley in the Ardennes mountains. This vintage photograph measures about 5″ x 5 1/4″  and is in very good condition.

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN HOLDING A BLACK CAT (RPPC BY PC PARIS 1922)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a beautiful young woman holding a pretty black cat. Both the woman and the cat have hypnotic eyes. The postcard was published by PC Paris as part of a series (no. 617). The P. C. logo is an abbreviation for Papeteries de Levallois-Clichy. The firm published a variety of real photo postcard topics including portraits of women, nudes, views, and holiday cards. The company was active in the 1920’s. This postcard has a Belgian stamp and a 1922 postmark. (SOLD)lady and black cat 2

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A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WEARING A CHECKERED DRESS IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM (1895)

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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Yvan Crewell studio, in Antwerp, Belgium. The woman is wearing a pretty checkered dress. Her belt and collar are wonderful accents. She is wearing gloves and holding a bouquet of flowers. Writing on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the photo was taken in 1895. This cabinet card portrait is in fair condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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CHAMPAGNE AND A SEXY SHOW GIRL ON ICE (REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features what may be some photographer’s fantasy. Nothing beats having a bottle of champagne and a pretty young lady chilling on ice. I doubt that many men have actually ever had such a thought. If I was a psychologist, which in fact I am, I might be thinking that the bottle of champagne is a perfect example of a phallic symbol. I wonder if the photographer realized he had created a subliminal sexually charged image when he took this photograph. I’m not sure how to interpret the spider web in the background. If you haven’t noticed, this postcard is celebrating a New Year. The reverse of the card shows a postmark from Brussels, Belgium and indicates the date was December 31st, between 1918 and 1919.  The stamp on the postcard is also from Belgium.

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SWEET PHOTOGRAPH OF A LITTLE BOY RIDING A ST. BERNARD (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a sweet little boy dressed in winter clothing riding a large St. Bernard dog. Of course the dog is a stuffed toy but it sure looks realistic. In fact, the dog may actually be a stuffed “real” dog. This winter scene photograph is a rare find. The image was produced by a private studio. There are two photographer stamps on the reverse of the postcard. One stamp is from “Le Bon Photographe” (The Good Photographer?) which was located in Ostende, Belgium. Ostende is a coastal city in West Flanders. The second stamp states “Studio Universele” which was located in Brussels.   SOLD

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