SAILOR BOY WEARING DRESS WHITES IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

 

A young boy wearing a white dress naval  uniform poses for a photographer in Brooklyn, New York. The photograph was produced by the Huttenlocher Studio. Note the lads interesting cap. One wonders whether the cap is part of a regulation uniform of a particular nation’s navy. The cap has an insignia on its brim. The meaning of the insignia is unknown. The photographer, Frederick Huttenlocher was mentioned in an article in the Telephone Review (1915) published by the New York Telephone Company. Mr Huttenlocher was presented as kind and as heroic.  A company called the Patchogue Commercial Office, located in Brooklyn, New York, had a fire, causing the office to shut down. The company was across the street from Huttenlocher’s studio and due to Huttenlocher’s kindness, the Patchogue Commercial Office was able to open a temporary headquarters inside of the studio within thirty minutes after experiencing the fire. This cabinet card portrait has a slight curl. Overall it is in very good condition (see scans).

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THE SWEDISH HOSPITAL : BROOKLYN, NEW YORK : VINTAGE POSTCARD

This vintage linen postcard features the Swedish Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The hospital was located at Bedford Avenue and Dean Street. Swedish Hospital opened in 1906 and expanded over time, but closed in 1975. Upon the closing of the facility, the New York Times (1975) published an article about how New York City would be adversely affected by the closure. The hospital was compelled to close because the state health department cited the institution for structural and safety deficiencies in their building. The cessation of services created a problem because Swedish Hospital was the only medical facility in New York City that dealt exclusively with alcoholism and alcohol related medical illnesses. The closing cut two thirds of the beds available for hospitalized alcoholics in Brooklyn. This postcard was published by Curt Teich (Chicago) as part of a series (No.9B-H501).  (SOLD)

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THE WILLOMERE : BATH BEACH : BEACH SCENE : BROOKLYN :UNDIVIDED VINTAGE POSTCARD

This vintage lithograph printed postcard features “The Willowmere, Bath Beach, New York”. Bath Beach was located in Brooklyn, New York. The postcard was published by the Ill. Postcard Co. which was located in New York. The card is part of a series (no.4008). The postcard is an undivided back card and was published circa 1905. The message on the postcard suggests the reader “take a swim”. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).  

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DOE EYED BEAUTY IN LACE (BROOKLYN, NEW YORK; 1895)

 

A doe eyed beauty in lace poses for her portrait at the studio of Edward Carey Dana in Brooklyn, New York. The studio was located at the intersection of Fulton and Bond Street. Dana also owned a studio in Pittsburgh. To learn more about the photographer, click on cabinet card gallery’s category, “Photographer: Dana”. This photograph is dated 1895. No identifying information is available concerning the pretty young woman who is the subject of this photograph.

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PORTRAIT OF THREE VISITORS TO CONEY ISLAND : COURTESY OF THE DREAM STUDIO (1908)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of three visitors to Coney Island. Coney Island is a neighborhood and entertainment area in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn. The postmark on this card was stamped in 1908. By that time, Coney Island was well known for it’s amusement parks. In fact, between 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States. The city of New York built a boardwalk to be utilized by visitors. Where there are boardwalks and amusement parks; there are photo studios. One of these studios was the “Dream Studio” and the threesome seen in this photo found their way there to create a souvenir memory. The “Dream Studio” was operated by Mr. H. Tarr. It was located on Surf Avenue at West 6th Street. The 1911 Dreamland Fire burned down Mr Tarr’s photo studio, but in a short time, it was reopened. SOLD

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CONEY ISLAND : IMMIGRANTS EXPLORE NEW YORK CITY

This vintage real photo postcard features a group of four women and two men being photographed at a Coney Island, New York photo gallery. A message on the reverse of the photograph is written in Italian. I may be going out on a limb, but it is my theory that we are looking at an immigrant family exploring New York City. They made a stop at the gallery to have their photo taken as a souvenir. Coney Island is a neighborhood and entertainment area in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn. The PMC stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that it dates back to sometime between 1920 and 1935. By that time, Coney Island was well known for it’s amusement parks. In fact, between 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement area in the United States. Coney Island amusement parks attracted several million visitors per year. The city of New York built a boardwalk to be utilized by visitors. Where there are boardwalks and amusement parks; there are photo studios. By the time the subjects in this postcard photo visited Coney Island, the famous “Cyclone” roller coaster was already in operation. This antique postcard is in good condition (see scans). The card may have been slightly trimmed to fit a frame. SOLD

PRETTY LITTLE GIRL IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

kempf 1          This cabinet card has many of the features of the “typical” little girl portrait of it’s era. A cute little girl poses in a nice dress alongside the customary chair and fur. The subject is wearing a necklace. She appears to be gazing at the camera with a degree of caution. The photograph was taken at Kempf’s Art Studios which was located in Brooklyn, New York. Advertising on the reverse of the photograph indicates that “Artistic Portraits of Children has been our Successful Specialty for 22 Years”. Charles L. Kempf was a photographer that began operating a Brooklyn studio in at least the late 1870’s and the studio was named after himself. He was listed in a Brooklyn business directory as early as 1874. A new business name, “Kempf’s Photographic Art Gallery” was esablished in the 1890’s and was in business until at least 1905. An early advertisement for Kempf’s Photography business appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle in 1876. The Photographic Times (1894) reported that Kempf’s patent for a photographic plate holder had expired. The 1910 United States census reveals that Kemp was 61 years old and born in 1849. He was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1853, at the age of four years old. The census disclosed that he was married to Almira Kempf and lived with his wife and daughter, Florence (age 32).  (SOLD)

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WITH CHARISMA IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (CDV)

A pretty young woman poses for her carte de visite portrait at the Charles S. Rawson Gallery on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York. I would estimate that the subject is in her teenage years. Her sparkling eyes and smile give her a very engaging appearance. The photographer, Charles S. Rawson is listed in Brooklyn business directories in at least !870 through 1892. This cdv is in very good condition (see scans)

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THREE SIBLINGS WEARING HATS IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

This exquisite vintage photograph captures three siblings posing for their portrait ant the Stone studio in Brooklyn, New York. The oldest child, a girl, is wearing a large straw hat. The two youngest children, possibly twin boys, are wearing sailor caps that display a decorative anchor. Each sibling is holding an item. The items include a ball, basket of flowers, and a walking stick. The photographer, Isaac C. M. Stone was born in England and immigrated to Brooklyn in 1884. He was a photographer in Brooklyn for twenty years. His death was announced in the Bulletin of Photography (1914).

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN LOVES LIFE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

lovelifefThe young woman in this cabinet card photograph is very pretty. However, what makes this portrait very special is this woman’s wonderful expression. She has a beautiful smile and a gleam in her eyes. She looks like she loves life. She also appears to love jewelry as she is wearing two bracelets and a ring. The photographer who produced this image is Benoit Bloch. He operated a studio at 179 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, New York and according to city directories and newspaper advertisements, he conducted business in the 1870’s, 1880’s, and 1890’s.

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