PRETTY AND FASHIONABLE TEENAGE GIRL IN SPENCER, MASSACHUSETTS : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a pretty and fashionable young woman. She appears to be in her teenage years. Note that she is wearing a brooch at her collar. The young lady’s portrait was taken by Edward Lyman Jaynes at his studio in Spencer, Massachusetts. Jaynes operated his studio in Spencer between 1873 and 1920. Jaynes was born in Massachusetts 1842. He served in the Massachusetts 17th infantry regiment during the civil war. He began and finished his service as a private. One source reports that Jaynes died in 1937, at age 95. This cabinet card has gold bevelled edges. (SOLD)

 

YOUNG WOMAN READING A BOOK IN A GARDEN

This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman sitting in a yard chair with an open book on her lap. She is well dressed in a striped shirt and a long dark dress. Her lace collar has a pretty bow. Her hair is relatively straight and combed to the sides. One observer of this photograph labelled it a Gibson hairstyle. Although the message on this postcard is not very clear, it appears that the writer is stating that she doesn’t like the way her hair looks because it makes her look “soft”. She cutely points out that in regard to her negative feelings about her hair, she needs to accept her hair as it is, because “I haven’t any other”. (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a fashionable pretty young woman. This photograph was taken at a studio belonging to James H. Clark. The studio was located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is listed as a photographer in Indianapolis directories from 1889 through 1900. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN : HIGH FASHION : ST. LOUIS : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a pretty teenage girl dressed in high fashion. The manner in she is dressed and the fact that she is holding a scroll and flowers; strongly suggests that she is being photographed in connection with a religious ceremony. Initially her appearance was suggestive of her being a bride. Her youthful appearance and the scroll convinced me that she is likely making her confirmation. This photograph was taken at the Genelli Studio in St. Louis, Missouri. The studio was operated by Melzar Whittlesey (M.W.) Starks.  He was born in Illinois in 1851. At age 21, he became a photographer apprentice in St. Louis. A short time later, he partnered with the Hulbert Brothers to build what many considered to be, the best portrait studio in the state. Starks moved to Sioux City Iowa in 1883. He opened a photography studio there.The Hulberts stayed in St. Louis and remained in business until 1898. Starks retired from his professon by 1910. This cabin card portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).          

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FASHIONABLE AND PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN – LOVE THOSE SHOES

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This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman, possibly a teenager, posing for a full length portrait. She appears to be making a fashion statement. She is wearing a lovely dress and pretty shoes. A message on the reverse of the postcard reads “good memories, November, 1925(?). The inscription is signed presumably by the photographed subject, Liliane. The portrait’s photographer is Henri Pissot and his studio was located in Sens, France. Sens is a city in the Yonne department in north-central France. To see more photographs by Pissot, place his name in the search box. This postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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ART DECO PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

This vintage real photo postcard features of an art deco portrait of a beautiful mother and her adorable daughter. This postcard is French in origin and it has an art deco style. The photo postcard is likely from the 1920’s and highlights fashion of that time. The postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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TWO YOUNG WOMEN WITH BIG HATS (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard provides a view of fashion sometime slightly after 1900. The ladies clearly dressed up for their visit to the photo gallery.  Note the women’s wonderful large hats. Be sure to take notice of the large pins extending from the hat on the right. This postcard is printed on AZO paper issued between 1904 and 1918.

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TWO LOVELY YOUNG SISTERS WEARING INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL ATTIRE (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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The two cute and gorgeously dressed girls featured in this vintage real photo postcard are presumably sisters. I am not sure how to best describe their dresses and hats so I will just label their attire as “unusual and interesting”. Hopefully, someone informed about fashion history, will leave a comment with further explanation. This photo postcard was produced in Spain.

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MARY COLEY, A PICTURE OF FASHION, IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

This cabinet card features a very fashionable lady, posing for her portrait at the studio of Gilbert & Bacon, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The woman is identified as Mary Coley (her name is written on the reverse of the photograph). She looks great in her beautiful gown. Note the fur trim at her collar and near the bottom of her dress. She appears to be wearing pearls and she strategically placed her hat at just the right angle, in order  to make some sort of fashion statement. This pretty woman may be an actress; Gilbert & Bacon were prominent theatre photographers in Philadelphia. However, research found no record of any actresses named Mary Coley. To learn more about the photographers of this cabinet card, click on the category “Photographer: Gilbert & Bacon”.

TWO FASHIONABLE AND ADORABLE CHILDREN IN DRESDEN, GERMANY

This image presents two adorable and extremely well dressed children posing for their portrait at the studio of L. Markus, in Dresden, Germany. They are dressed in the finest fashion for cool weather. Their mother appears to have had a great sense for what was fashionable in children’s clothing. The young lad’s outfit shows a nautical influence.

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