PORTRAIT OF PRETTY FASHIONISTA WITH BOWS ON HER SHOES

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lady and a hat 4 This vintage real photo postcard features a fashionable young woman posing for a unknown photographer. This is a private postcard, as opposed to a card printed for mass distribution. The postcard is extremely likely to be one-of-a-kind. The young woman appears to be in her teenage years and is quite pretty. She gazes at the camera with wide eyes and a semi-serious expression. Note her wide brimmed hat and the bows on her shoes. This postcard is in good condition. The bottom right hand corner of the card has a crease (see scans).

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PRETTY FASHIONISTA WITH A SPECTACULAR SMILE (1940)

fashionista photo This vintage real photo postcard portrait features a pretty woman with a spectacular smile. Her smile is contagious. The woman is dressed beautifully and qualifies to be labelled a fashionista. A message on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the image is from 1940. The condition of this vintage  postcard is fair due to the enigmatic lines seen in the bottom right corner of the image.

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BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN WITH A FLAIR IN LUNDENBURG, GERMANY (A CLASSIC FASHIONISTA)

This cabinet card features a young woman with a flair for fashion. She is most certainly what we call today, a “fashionista”. She looks absolutely beautiful. Her checkered dress is pretty, and unusual for this era’s photographs. I do not know what she is wearing around her collar. Is it part of her dress, or is it an accessory? The young lady is beautifully posed and has a magnificent smile. The stemmed flower in her right hand is a nice touch. The talented photographer of this image is Franz Stulz. He operated a studio in Lundenberg, Germany. This cabinet card photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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A DAY AT THE BEACH WITH A PRETTY WOMAN IN A FASHIONABLE STRIPED BATHING SUIT

The pretty young woman seen in this vintage real photo postcard is wearing a flashy striped bathing suit. This fashionista accessorized her bathing suit with a large matching hair bow. It was published by “NPG” (Neue Photographische Gesellschaft). The company was a leading bromide photo printing company for many years. The stamp box of this particular postcard has an interesting story. “NBC” (Neue Bromsilber Convention) was price cartel established in 1909 that continued until the 1930’s. The purpose of the cartel was to ensure that the minimum price charged for postcards was kept at a sufficiently profitable level. A number of postcard publishing companies joined the cartel in an effort to stave off the effect of competition on the pricing of postcards. This postcard is part of a series (no. 7194/5). The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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TINTYPE PORTRAIT OF A VERY ATTRACTIVE YOUNG WOMAN

This tintype portrait features a very pretty young woman. She is attractively dressed and nicely accessorized. Note her neckband, beautiful long earrings, and lovely hat. This woman clearly knew how to put herself together. She was a pioneering fashionista. Tintype photography was most popular during the 1860’s and 1870’s.   SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF AN UNIDENTIFIED BEAUTIFUL FASHIONISTA (ADDENDUM: IDENTIFIED AS ACTRESS MAY FORTESCUE)

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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty fashionista photographed by an unknown studio. Perhaps this young lady is a theater actress. This image is consistent with the work of Napoleon Sarony, Jose Mora, and other New York City celebrity photographers. The photograph presents a profile view of this attractive woman. ADDENDUM: Someone has identified the woman in this photograph as actress May Fortescue. See the images below of Miss Fortescue and see if you agree with the identification. I definitely agree. May Fortescue (1859-1950) was an actress, singer and actor/manager during the Victorian era. She was a protegee of playwright W. S. Gilbert. At age 22 she was a member of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company for two years. She left the stage after becoming engaged to an English “Lord”. Friends talked her fiancee out of marrying the actress and he broke off the engagement. Fortescue sued him for “breach of promise” and was awarded ten thousand pounds. After her break-up, she returned to the stage and appeared in many leading roles. She acted until 1926.

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY YOUNG COUPLE IN NEW YORK CITY

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Photographer James Alba Bostwick of New York City photographed this cabinet card portrait of a well dressed couple. The gentleman looks quite austere in his long coat and derby hat. The young woman has a very engaging expression. She is wearing an interesting hat, fur trimmed collar and sleeve cuffs, as well as gloves. Note the ruffle bottom of her skirt. She definitely has earned the title of “fashionista”. To view other photographs by this photographer and to learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer: Bostwick”.

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY FASHIONISTA WITH A TERRIFIC SMILE

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This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman who knows how to dress. She is clearly a fashionista. However, it is unknown whether she is modeling in this photo portrait or is some sort of performer. She has a terrific smile. This postcard appears to be from the 1930’s. The postcard was published by “K Ltd” sometime between 1918 and 1936.

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PRETTY FASHIONISTA IN PALYMYRA, NEW YORK

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A pretty young fashionable lady poses for her portrait at the Hopkins studio in Palmyra, New York. She has a large spray of flowers pinned to her lovely dress. She is wearing a ring on each hand and a pleasant half-smile on her face. The photographer of this wonderful fashion image is Alfred C. Hopkins (1852-1940). He listed in the “Village of Palmyra Residents Directory” (1901-1902) which lists his gallery address as 81 Main Street. He provides a testimonial for Eastman’s Solio Photographic Paper (made by Eastman Kodak) in “Pacific Coast Photographer” (1894). Hopkins was born in England. He was married to H. Clara Hopkins and was widowed and retired by the time of the 1930 census. Interestingly, the first reference to Hopkins as a photographer was found in an 1869 city directory. He was only about 19 years old and was clearly a pioneer in the field. Hopkins died in 1940 and is buried in the Palmyra Cemetery.

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PRETTY FASHIONISTA: A WELL POISED AND WELL POSED YOUNG WOMAN

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This cabinet card features a very pretty and very fashionable young woman. She is wearing a beautiful beaded dress and a couple of bracelets, earrings, necklace and ring. She certainly had fashion sense and wore clothing well. The photographer and the location of the studio are not indicated on the cabinet card. However, there is an inscription on the reverse of the image. The initials “GSR” and the name “Mary Wood” provide some clues to the identity of the woman. Also written on the reverse of the card is the year “1881” which is clearly the year that this photograph was taken.

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