SUSY VINING : BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS AND FASHIONISTA (EXTRAORDINARY CABINET CARD BY BENJAMIN FALK); AND A RPPC : MISS VINING AND HER YORKIE

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I am not prone to hyperbole. Without exaggeration, I find this cabinet card portrait (photo 1) quite extraordinary. The pretty woman in this photograph is beautifully dressed. She deserves the moniker of “fashionista”. If she walked into a noisy crowded room, I’m quite sure all activity would cease, and she would become the center of attention. I wish I knew the identity of this fabulous lady. She is probably an actress, which I assume by her appearance, and by the fact that she was photographed by celebrity photographer, Benjamin Falk. An inscription on the reverse of this photograph identifies her as “E Vinning”. I could not find any information about any performer with that name. However, my research did discover an actress named “Susy Vining”. Photographs of Susy Vining show a person who looks similar to the woman in this cabinet card photo. Note the real photo postcard image of Susy Vining below. Do you think “E Vinning” and “Susy Vining” are one and the same person? Just a few more words about this cabinet card. The subject is holding a fur stole and umbrella in one hand, and a top hat in the other. Considering that she is already wearing a head covering, I would love to know the story behind the top hat. This cabinet card image is not on regular cabinet card stock paper. This photograph is printed on thinner than usual stock paper. The card is gold beveled. There is a bar code sticker on the reverse of the photograph. It is very possible that this image is a REPRODUCTION, rather than an original photograph. The photograph is in very good condition and has excellent clarity (see scans).

Photograph 2 is a vintage real photo postcard of actress Susie Vining. Her bare shoulder dress makes this photograph a bit risque. The actress is holding a cute small dog. The dog looks like a Yorkshire Terrier. This photograph was taken by the Foulsham & Banfield studio as part of a series (no.1946 A). Foulsham & Banfield were well known celebrity photographers. Frank Foulsham and A. C. Banfield operated a studio from the 1900’s through the 1920’s. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL FRENCH MODEL : A FASHIONISTA OF THE BELLE EPOQUE ERA

This vintage real photo French postcard features a pretty model with sultry eyes. She is clearly a fashionista from the Belle Epoque era. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY AND FASHIONABLE GERMAN COUPLE

This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely well dressed couple. Perhaps this is a wedding photograph. The woman in this photo appears lovely and loving. The gentleman can best be described as intellectual and austere. This image was found in a collection of 1920’s German postcards. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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VINTAGE PORTRAIT OF A DAPPER GENTLEMAN IN CIENFUEGO, CUBA

This vintage photograph features a dapper looking gentleman sitting for his portrait at the Otero studio in Cienfuego, Cuba. He has the appearance of a man of accomplishment and he gazes at the photographer with just the right degree of intensity that indicates that this is not his first rodeo. This man knows how to dress. Note his three piece suit, his straw hat, and highly shined shoes. Even his hair is perfect. This is a beautiful photo. The photographer’s work is commendable. This vintage photograph measures about 4″ x 6 1/2″ and has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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EXTRAORDINARILY WELL DRESSED ADOLESCENT BOY IN GABLONZ, AUSTRIA

This carte de visite photograph features an impeccably dressed adolescent boy. He is decked out in a three piece suit and has a pocket watch, walking stick, and long coat. This fashionista fellow looks like he walked off the pages of “Gentleman’s Quarterly”. The photographer of this exceptional CDV is Heinrich E. Herkner.  He operated a studio in the city of Gablonz, which is the German name for a city located in present day Czechoslovakia. The city is now named Jablonec.  SOLD

SIX FASHIONISTAS AND THEIR HATS

“There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear”. These Buffalo Springfield lyrics describes my reaction to the image presented by this vintage real photo postcard. Was this photo taken to showcase attire from a fashion company? Are these women related or are they members of some sort of organization? The answers to these questions are lost to history. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).                                                                   

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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY YOUNG EUROPEAN COUPLE (1937)

This vintage real photo postcard features a lovely young European couple. The gentleman does not qualify for the label of fashionista. Wearing a striped tie over a plaid sweater is certainly a fashion faux pax by today’s standards. The young woman looks pretty in her print dress.This portrait postcard is dated 1937 and is in good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on September 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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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.    SOLD

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