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). (SOLD)

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).

Photograph 3 was published by C. W. Faulkner & Co. as part of a series (no.483A). The postcard’s message was written in 1905. The writer tells the addressee that “our Meg has got a place at Fisherrow School”. The postmark is also from 1905. The card was postmarked in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and addressed to Musselburgh, Scotland. This postcard has some silvering at the bottom of the image. The card is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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PRETTY FASHIONISTA : FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW PATERSON : GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

This cabinet card features a pretty young woman beautifully dressed. This fashionista knew how to put together a wardrobe. She is wearing a lovely dark coat with fur accents. She also has her hands in a fur muff. Her accessories include a cameo locket and an umbrella. There is also a white object that can be seen on the top right part of the subject’s coat. It is part of the photo and not a tear or scrape. Is it a handkerchief? A dying flower? I can not identify it. This cabinet card portrait was taken at the Paterson’s Photographic Company in Glasgow, Scotland.  (SOLD)

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AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN PARIS FRANCE : FASHIONISTA IN TRAINING

This carte de visite portrait features a most adorable little girl. Someone, likely her mother, has dressed her beautifully. She is standing on a chair without any assistance. There is no belt or hiding mother holding her in place. This cdv photograph was produced by the Stanislas studio in Paris, France.  (SOLD)

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MELLE DELSAUX : QUEENS OF FASHION : FRANCE : RPPC : (1907)

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty performer Melle. Delsaux. The card is part of the “Les Reines de La Mode” (fashion queens) series. Preliminary research yielded no biographical information about Miss Delsaux. However, it is clear that she was quite a fashionista. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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A WELL DRESSED COUPLE & THEIR DANDY SON : :NEW YORK CITY : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait captures a well dressed family posing for their photograph at the Wendel Studio in New York City. Note the couples fashionista son. He certainly is a “dandy”. This photograph is a carbon print (Carbonette).  (SOLD)

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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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