SILENT SIOUX OIL BURNER CORP : ORANGE CITY, IOWA, : OWNER AND HIS ADVERTISING PANEL TRUCK (VINTAGE PHOTO)

This vintage snapshot features a man and his truck. This photo has captured a commercial truck with a painted advertising sign. The vehicle is a work truck for Silent Sioux Oil Burner Corp.. The business was located in Orange City, Iowa. Presumably, the warmly dressed gentleman, posed with the truck, is the owner of the company. Note the man’s bow tie and the snow on the ground and on the roof and fender of the truck. It was winter in Iowa when this photograph was taken. A trade catalog from this company is part of the Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collection.The catalog was published in the period between 1900 and 1909 though the company existed beyond those dates.      (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A SPECTACULAR AND DASHING COUPLE

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TUXEDO COUPLE 1This photograph is a portrait of a spectacular and dashing couple. The gentleman is wearing a tuxedo with a white bow tie and a corsage. He has a terrific handlebar mustache. The lady is wearing a dress with feathers, a corsage, and a necklace. This pair certainly make a beautiful couple. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph states “To Papa” and is signed “Wm. M….”. Unfortunately, a former owner of this image trimmed the photograph to fit it into a picture frame and the debris included the signer’s last name. The photographer’s name and location was also lost in the scissor work. The photo measures about 6″ x 4 7/8″.  Overall, this vintage photograph is in good condition (see scans).

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TWO ADORABLE YOUNG BROTHERS AND THEIR STRAW HATS

 

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This vintage photograph is an exceptional portrait of two young boys. The pair are probably brothers. The boys are well dressed. Note their boots, straw hats, and the older boy’s bow tie. Both boys appear quite pensive. The photo measures about 7 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The photographer and the location of the studio are unknown.   SOLD

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HANDSOME YOUNG MAN WITH A FLASHY BOW TIE

 

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A well dressed and handsome young man wearing a flashy bow tie poses for his portrait at an unidentified photography studio. The gentleman has a neat mustache and thick dark curly hair. Note that his wild patterned bow tie looks like a colorful butterfly.

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TURN OF THE CENTURY TENNIS PLAYERS (1890)

TENNSI_0002This cabinet card features a group portrait of four woman, one man, and two children dressed for tennis and all the individual’s except the children are holding tennis rackets. According to an inscription on the reverse of the photograph, the image was produced in 1890 The photographer and the studio’s location are unknown. All the individuals in the photograph are wearing terrific hats. The gentleman in the image is wearing a bow tie. Can you imagine Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras wearing bow ties as they battled for victory in an important tennis tournament? Cabinet Cards with a tennis theme are not extremely rare.     The sport of tennis was well established during the cabinet card era. In fact, a version of the game of tennis has been around for centuries. The rules of the game have not changed much since the 1890’s. The Wimbledon tournament in London, England has been played since 1877. The US Open began in 1881 and it was first played in Newport, Rhode Island.

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A BOY AND HIS DOG: BOY IDENTIFIED AS “ELDEN McFARLAND (I THINK)”

boystbernard_0006A little curly haired boy in a rufflled shirt poses at the Twasaki studio along  with his large white and black spotted dog. The boy is wearing a checkered bow tie. The dog appears to be resting comfortably as it sprawls on a rug in front of his young master. The boy has a sparkle in his eyes and his foot is resting lightly on the dog’s back.The reverse of the photograph has a handwritten inscription that identifies the child as “Elden McFarland (I think)”. The writer of the inscription was unusually honest about his lack of conviction in the identification. The dog pictured in this photograph is a St. Bernard (I think). If I am wrong, someone more informed than me about dog breeds will assuredly  correct me via a comment.The photographer’s name on the bottom of this image is illegible. It appears to be Twasaki or Iwasaki but research was of no value in identifying the photographer or the location of his studio. The name Elden McFarland was too common to find biographical information about the subject. Knowing the location of the studio would have facilitated finding background information concerning young Master McFarland.

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ADORABLE SIBLINGS IN SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

This cabinet card is a portrait of two adorable siblings posing for their portrait at a studio in Salem, Massachusetts. The photographer is S. S. Haswell. The children are fashionably dressed for cold weather. Their jackets appear to be similar or identical. The little boy sports beautiful long boots and a large bow tie. The girl is wearing a cute scarf with pom poms as well a cute cap.

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A YOUNG BOY AND HIS PULL-TOY DOG

A cute little boy poses with his pull-toy dog. He is very dressed up for his portrait. Note his large bow tie and his cute cap. The photographer and the location of the photographic studio are unknown. The photographer’s creativity, in regard to his choice of background and props, is very uninspiring.

 

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TWO YOUNG CHILDREN AND A TRICYCLE IN ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI

This cabinet card captures two young children posing for photographer, J. W. Souder, of St. Joseph, Missouri. The children are adorable and they are most probably, siblings. The boy is wearing a bow tie and the girl is riding a tricycle. John W. Souder’s photography business was listed in St. Joseph directories between 1887 and 1896. It is unknown whether he was there during other years.

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FAMILY PORTRAIT IN GRAFTON, WEST VIRGINIA

This photograph features Mr. and Mrs. Tom Werkley and their children Paul and Blanche. The father and son are wearing bow ties and the daughter is wearing bows in her hair. The photographer is unknown as the studio name listed on the pbotograph is illegible.

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