FIVE WELL DRESSED HIKERS: CARRYING WALKING STICKS AND BINOCULARS

 This vintage real  photo postcard features five men in their hiking attire. They certainly don’t seem to be wearing very comfortable clothing for a hike. I hope there was no scrambling or navigating slippery portions of the trail required. If so, their suit pants won’t have a long life span. Other than wearing clothing that may hamper their efforts, the men are well equipped with binoculars and walking sticks. The men have cases for the binoculars and the gentleman all the way on the left has a larger bag slung over his shoulder. The men are also well supplied with smoking materials. Two of the men have cigarettes/cigars and two others are holding a pipe. Interestingly, mustaches must have been in vogue considering that each of the men are wearing one. Hats must have been equally popular.  It would be fascinating to know the story of this gathering of outdoorsmen. The former owner of this image believes that the men are tourists, but he offers no supporting evidence. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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A MAN AND TWO WOMEN POSE AS HIKERS IN BAD REICHENHALL, GERMANY

This private real photo postcard features a handsome man and two women holding walking sticks. The studio backdrop shows mountains which fits the idea that this adventurous group is planning, or a least feigning, that they are about to go for a hike. Note the contrast between the two women in this photograph. The woman wearing the dark dress is gazing downward and her eyes are only half open. She seems shy and withdrawn. In comparison, the young woman in the white skirt is looking at the camera with confidence. She is gazing upward and not camera-shy. Printing on the reverse of this postcard provides information about the photographer. I have difficulty interpreting the information. I do not know the exact meaning of  “Hotphotograph Fritz”. I assume that the phrase “Hotphotograph Fritz” is the name of the studio. The photo studio was located in Bad Reichenhall, Germany. Bad Reichenhall is a “spa town” in Upper Bavaria, Germany and is located near Salzburg. The town in encircled by the Chiemgau Alps. This photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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