PRETTY LITTLE GIRL AND HER DOLL IN CHAUMONT, FRANCE

This vintage photograph features an adorable little girl holding her cherished doll as she poses for her portrait at the Lancelot studio in Chaumont, France. The town is located in the North Central part of the country. Dolls have been around for a long time. In fact, there is archaeological evidence that indicates that dolls may by the oldest known toy. Wooden dolls were found in Egyptian tombs that date back to the 21st century BC. Remarkably, dolls with movable limbs and removable clothing existed in at least 200 BC. This vintage photo is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL WEARING A BONNET : HOLDING A DOLL OR PUPPET (1939)

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl holding a doll. It is possible that the doll may actually be a marionette puppet. Note the child’s bonnet as well as her apprehensive expression. A stamp on the reverse of the card reveals that the child was photographed by the Jupiter studio in Bucharest, Romania. The photo was taken in 1939. This vintage postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition.

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A LITTLE GIRL AND HER WOODEN DOLL IN PARIS, FRANCE

This vintage photograph features and adorable little girl sitting on a wall and holding her doll for all to see. I know very little about dolls, but, this one seems to be made out of wood. This photo was taken at a studio in Paris, France. The photographer was E. Chapuis. Preliminary research yielded no biographical information about Mr. Chapuis but he appears to have been a prolific photographer based on the number of his photos that are in the hands of collectors. This photograph measures about 2 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND HER KEWPIE DOLL (1926-1940’s)

clluloid flapper This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl, seated on a bench, and holding a little doll. The doll appears to be a kewpie doll. Kewpie is a brand of doll which was modeled after a comic strip character created by cartoonist Rose O’Neill in 1909. The doll had a similar appearance to cupid. In 1912 the first kewpie doll appeared and it was a bisque doll. Later, the dolls were made of composition (1920’s), celluloid (1930’s and 1940’s), and later plastic kewpies made their appearance. A person knowledgable about dolls, told me that the doll seen in this photograph is made of celluloid. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the photograph was taken sometime between 1926 and the 1940’s. This photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).   (SOLD)

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A CUTE LITTLE GIRL AND HER BIG DOLL IN UTICA, NEW YORK

A precious baby girl, sitting on a chair, poses next to her large doll. The cute little girl has the most darling expression as she looks at the camera. She is wearing a necklace and a hair band. This cabinet card photograph was taken at the Scofield studio in Utica, New York. Charles H. Scofield (1845-1918) was active as a photographer in Utica between 1874 and 1879. A stereoview portrait by Scofield is part of the collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum, in Los Angeles, California. Scofield held a photography patent for an “adjustable camera and box”, according to the Anthony Photographic Bulletin (1886). The 1880 US census reveals that he was married to Fanny Scofield. A photographer named Charles Albert Scofield operated in Utica. He is listed in the 1894 Utica business directory, as well as, other editions. He was the son of Charles H. Scofield. This cabinet card photograph is in good condition. Note that there is slight fading, as well as some spots in the lower portion of the image (see scans).

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TRIO OF CUTIES : THREE LITTLE GIRLS POSING ON THE STEPS OF A MUSEUM

The three little girls featured on the vintage real photo postcard are absolutely adorable. I wonder if they are siblings. If so, the youngest two girls are twins. Two of the girls are wearing necklaces and the oldest child is wearing a bracelet. Note the doll clutched by the cutie on the bottom step. Be a voyeur for a moment and look inside the large window behind the girls. You will see a large statue, which may indicate that the girls are standing on the steps of a museum. An alternative hypothesis is that the children are standing in front of a wealthy person’s mansion. An inscription on the reverse of the postcard reveals that this photo was taken in 1928. This postcard is unique. The photo was taken by a private photographer. It was not issued by a postcard company as there are no logos or credits on the card. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL WEARING A FUR COAT AND HOLDING A DOLL

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable wide-eyed little girl dressed in winter clothing. She is wearing a fur coat and a winter hat. The girl is holding a doll. This photograph was taken by Ferdinand Ertl and the postcard was published by Bradux (c.1930’s). The card is part of a series (86539). Ertl’s studio was located in the Tamsweg-Lungau region of Austria.   SOLD

 

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE BROTHER AND SISTER BY A FRENCH PHOTO STUDIO

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This real photo postcard features an adorable brother and sister. The siblings are holding hands as they pose for this studio photograph. The boy looks handsome in his sailor outfit and the little girl appears precious as she holds her doll against her body. This postcard is of French origin and dates back to the 1920’s.   (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CHILD AND HER CHINA HEAD DOLL IN GIRARD, ILLINOIS

This cabinet card portrait features an adorable little girl with a terrific smile. She is holding her china head doll. The close-up view of the child makes this image quite special. The photographer of this photograph was Fred Jorns who operated a studio in Girard, Illinois. Frederick W. Jorns (1857-1943) was once partnered with William L Harrod in operating a studio in Girard. In addition they operated the Jorns and Harrod Palace Art Car. This was a mobile studio that travelled the rails stopping in towns in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. The studio car was pulled by an engine from the Cincinnati-Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. An 1892 photo of the studio rail car can be seen below. Fred is the gentleman wearing the suit. Jorn’s father, Gustav Jorns, immigrated from Germany in 1848. He married in 1856 and learned the photography business from his brother-in-law. Gustav established a photo studio in Springfield, Illinois. Gustav’s son, Fred learned the photography business from his father and set up his own studio in Girard. Fred married Lena Hann in 1884 and a portrait of the couple can be seen below.The couple travelled together on the Palace Art Car leaving their three children with relatives. Jorns sold his photography business around 1901 and became a grocer. He later resided in the Oklahoma Territory and then Houston, Texas. Please note the cabinet card portrait below which captures Fred Jorns reclining on a chaise. Initial research was unsuccessful in determining whether Fred Jorns operated his studio alone before he partnered with William Harrod or visa versa.

PORTRAIT OF A CHARMING LITTLE GIRL AND HER DOLL

This vintage hand-colored real photo postcard features a charming little girl holding her doll. The child has a wonderful smile. She is wearing a fancy white lace dress, a necklace, and a hair bow. The postcard was published in 1904 by Neue Photographische Gesellschaft (NPG) which was located in Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany.The company was in business between 1894 and 1948. It was founded by Arthur Black (1862-1943) and it became one of the most well known and largest companies involved in the production of postcards.The postcard is an Oranotypie. An oranotype is a trade name for a type of glossy real photo postcard published by NPG at the beginning of the 20th century.The postcard was mailed to someone in Paris, France and is postmarked in either 1906 or 1908 (it is difficult to decipher which date).  (SOLD)

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