STUDIO PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME EUROPEAN SOLDIER : VINTAGE RPPC (1916)

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome uniformed soldier posing for his portrait at an unidentified photo studio. The message on the card is dated “1916”. This postcard has some cornerwear and is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3894

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WORLD WAR I ERA SOLDIER IN UNIFORM : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a portrait a very young uniformed World War I era soldier. He is handsome and he appears to be trying to look stoic. This photograph measures 4″ x 6″.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME AMERICAN WWI SOLDIER : LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome World War I era soldier posing for his portrait at the Kirsch studio in Louisville, Kentucky. The young man is smiling for the camera and likely sent this photo home to his parents or his wife or girlfriend. The AZO stampbox on this postcard indicates that it was published sometime approximately between 1910 and 1930.  (SOLD)

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AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN UNIFORMED OFFICER & HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER : WORLD WAR I : 1917 RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a uniformed Austro-Hungarian army soldier posing with his young child. I believe the soldier holds the rank of Corporal in the military. This photo was taken in 1917; during World War I. One can’t help but wonder what the impact of the war was on both father and child. This photo postcard has light corner wear and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME SOLDIER : VINTAGE RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome soldier posing for his portrait in front of a garden outside a building. Note his high boots. There are hardly visible tiny bumps (about shoulder high) in this image. Overall, this photo postcard is in good condition (see scans). keyword

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GROUP PORTRAIT OF ARMED SOLDIERS POSING WITH TWO MORTARS AND THEIR MASCOT DOG

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This vintage real photo portrait postcard is a nice piece of military history. I wish I knew more about this group of soldiers and their weapons. The men are armed and look dangerous. Note the two mortars. A soldier in the bottom row is holding a flag. A small dog is sitting in front of the men. He is likely the unit’s mascot. The message on the reverse of the postcard probably reveals some of the story behind this image. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide a translation. However, the writing on the reverse of the postcard informs us that the photograph was taken in 1926, a year that lies between the World War I and World War II. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.   (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF TWO SMILING WORLD WAR I SOLDIERS (REAL PHOTO POSTCARD 1904-1908)

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Two World War I era soldiers flash terrific smiles as they pose for their portrait. It is difficult to decipher the name of the studio from the embossed stamp on the image. The name appears to be the “Nunlike Studio” but I am not too confident that I am correct. The men in this image are dressed in uniform with long coats and military hats. The “Cyko” stamp box on this postcard indicates that it was published between 1904 and 1908. This is a very early example of a Cyko postcard. The company published postcards from 1904 through part of the 1920’s.   SOLD

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FOUR US SOLDIERS HAVING FUN WHILE ON LEAVE IN NEW YORK CITY (VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH)

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The previous owner of this vintage photograph described it as featuring four US soldiers/cooks on KP (kitchen police) duty. I have my own interpretation of the photograph and perhaps you have your own view which I hope you will share. I believe that the young men are from a military base due to their clothing and their choice of having a backdrop which included a tank. If they are soldiers, they are clearly on leave. The fact that one man is wearing a white apron and another man is wearing a white jacket indicates that their military duties may include working in a kitchen. However, there is also a possibility that the afore mentioned white clothing and the two hats seen in the photo are just studio props. Note that two of the men are holding cigarettes while being photographed. Whatever the story really is, this is a terrific image that captures the aura of friendship between these young men. The photographer’s embossed logo is difficult to read but it is decipherable that his name was Thompson and his studio was located somewhere in New York City.

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HENRY GOES TO WAR (PORTRAIT OF A SPANISH AMERICAN WAR ERA SOLDIER)

A Spanish American War era soldier poses for his portrait at an unknown studio in an unknown place. Note the US pin and crossed rifles pin on each side of his collar. He also has pins on the front of his hat indicating he was a member of the 5th regiment, company E. The 5th Infantry Regiment was nicknamed the ‘”Bobcats” and  is the third-oldest infantry regiment of the U.S. Army. It was established in 1808. The regiment arrived in the Philippines too late to participate in the war but did perform occupation duties and later saw action in the Philippines War of 1900. The photograph has an inscription on the reverse that identifies the soldier as “Henry”. It is not clear whether “Henry” is this young man’s first or last name. Other background information about this image was likely lost when a previous owner trimmed the photograph to fit it into a frame. Hopefully,  a visitor to the cabinet card gallery can confirm that this is indeed a Spanish American War era soldier and not a World War I era soldier.

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MILITARY MAN IN FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS

A clean cut young man poses for his portrait while wearing his dress military uniform. He  is either in the military or he is a cadet in a military school. Perhaps a visitor to the site can make the final determination. The photographer of this cabinet card is J. C. Moulton of 368 Main Street, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Joseph Carr Moulton (1824-1914) was born in Sandwich, Mass. to farming parents. He was a descendant of the famous Revolutionary War officer, General Moulton. He left home at 21 and went to Newton, Mass. where he worked in a machine shop. The job didn’t suit him, so he began working as a photographer. He arrived in Fitchburg in 1848, and one of his studios was located at 159 Main Street (1876-1900).  Moulton was involved in many aspects of Fitchburg’s community life. He was the superintendent of his church’s sunday school, he was a Mason, and he was the first President of the local YMCA.

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