SEXY WOMAN WITH GLOVES THAT WON’T QUIT IN BERLIN, GERMANY

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This cabinet card features a very pretty sexy young woman wearing a beautiful formal dress. She is clearly wearing a corset as evidenced by her lovely figure. What makes this portrait noteworthy is her long dark gloves. They are so long that they reach her upper arms. This beautiful portrait was taken by Edmund Risse who operated a studio in Berlin, Germany. Risse was an talented early European photographer. A letter about technical photography issues and signed by Risse appears in The British Journal of Photography (1883).   SOLD

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN BERLIN, GERMANY

BERLIN GIRL_0003An adorable little girl poses with a basket of flowers in Berlin, Germany. She is wearing a fancy lace dress and has bows in her hair. The photograph was produced by A. Fandorf & Company.

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Published in: on January 13, 2014 at 11:42 am  Comments (7)  
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FAVORABLE ODDS IN BERLIN, WISCONSIN

favorable oddsThe gentleman in this photograph has the good fortune to be posing for his portrait with four lovely and well dressed women at the Field studio in Berlin, Wisconsin. One wonders how these five individuals are related. Are they friends? Could they be family? Are they attendees at a match.com stir event? The nature of their relationship is unknown but it is clear that at least two of the women in this image are “swingers”. That is, they are sitting on a swing. The photographer of this image is Julius Herman Field. He was born in 1869 in Waupun, Wisconsin. He was interested in photography and was self trained but talented enough to win photography contests and publish his images. He eventually was trained by a Waupun photographer and soon bought a studio in Berlin. He hired an assistant named Minnie Bell Dies (1879-1971). She eventually became his wife. In 1913 the couple moved to Fayettville, Arkansas where he continued to work as a photographer. He attended the University of Arkansas, graduating in 1933. In 1936 he died after a series of heart attacks. He was cited in the American Amateur Photographer (1905) and in other photographic publications. Many of his photographs are held in the University of Arkansas Library collections.

Published in: on October 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm  Comments (1)  
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MOTHER AND YOUNG DAUGHTER ENJOYING SOME MOMENTS IN BERLIN, GERMANY

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Photographer M. Appel does a masterful job in this photograph capturing a scene, albeit in a studio, that is nearly universal. This image shows a mother and daughter enjoying spending time together. Mother is reading with her adorable little girl while drinking a cup of tea or coffee. The daughter is wearing bows in her hair and a priceless expression. She affectionately rests her left arm on her mother’s shoulder. The reverse of the photograph has printing announcing that Mr. Appel had studios in three locations in Berlin, Germany.

Published in: on December 17, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (2)  
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BEAUTIFUL GERMAN WOMAN WEARING LACE MANTILLA

This exceptionally clear cabinet card features an extremely beautiful woman wearing a lace mantilla. What’s a mantilla? According to Wikepedia, a mantilla is a lace or silk veil or shawl worn over the head and shoulder. Mantillas became popular in Spain toward the end of the sixteenth century. The photographer is Emilie Bieber and she had studios in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany.  Could E. Bieber, be related to Canadian singer and songwriter, Justin Bieber? Afterall, Justin Bieber’s great grandfather was from Germany. Forget it! Lets not go there! Lets get back to the cabinet card. Emilie Bieber was a female German photographer who was later joined in business by her nephew Leonard Berlin-Bieber. To read more about Emilie Bieber and to view other photographs by her studio, click on the category “Photographer: Bieber”.

Published in: on July 14, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (5)  
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HANDSOME MAN IN BERLIN, GERMANY

A handsome man poses for his portrait in this cabinet card photographed by a studio in Berlin, Germany. The name of the photographer is uncertain, since the font makes the name indecipherable. Hopefully, a visitor to this site will be able to identify the name and leave it in a comment. The fellow in this image is nicely dressed and displaying a pocket handkerchief. He has a wonderful mustache which curls up at it’s ends. To view other interesting mustaches, click on the category, “Mustaches: (Only the Best).

Published in: on February 5, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (3)  
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BEAUTIFUL AND FLAMBOYANT GERMAN WOMAN: BOUDOIR CARD PHOTOGRAPH

A very pretty and flamboyantly dressed woman poses for her photograph at the studio of E. Bieber. Bieber had two locations in Germany; Berlin and Hamburg. Emilie Bieber was a female German photographer who ran her Hamburg studio from 1852 through 1872 when she was joined by her nephew, Leonard Berlin-Bieber. Emilie Bieber died in 1884.  The beautiful woman in this image is dressed to the hilt. Her dress and hat are covered with flowers and feathers. Perhaps she is an actress which judging by her expression, pose, and dress; is a likely possibility.  This photograph is not  a standard sized cabinet card but instead is known as a Boudoir Card. The card is 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. To view other photographs by the Bieber studio, click on the category “Photgrapher: Bieber”.