PORTRAIT OF A CLOWN AND HIS DOG : CIRCUS : MUNICH, GERMANY

This carte de visite photograph features a clown in his clown costume. He is dressed like a hobo with the exception of his top hat. Note that he is wearing eye glasses and is smoking a cigarette. The clown is posing with his small dog on a table beside him. This clown and his dog are likely members of a circus troupe. This cdv photograph was taken at the Reichel studio in Munich, Germany. The reverse of the photo lists the photographer as Anton Putterich. It is likely that one of these gentlemen succeeded the other in operating the studio. SOLD

PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN (CARTE DE VISITE)

This carte de visite portrait features a pretty young woman. She is wearing her hair up. Note the collar pin at the bottom of her high collar. I am unsure of who took this photograph. There are two photography studios listed and one of the studios succeeded the other. I believe that this cdv photo was taken by Ad. Baumann and that Baumann’s studio took over the business from Prof. Hanfstaengl. Franz Hanfstaengl (1804-1877) was a lithographer, photographer, printer, and publisher. The photographer of this carte de visite had studios in both Frankfurt and Munich, Germany. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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HANDSOME YOUNG MAN WEARING UNIVERSITY UNIFORM- MUNICH,GERMANY (CARTES DE VISITE)

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This cartes de visite (CDV) features a handsome young man wearing a university uniform. Note his standup collar, heavy pea coat, and wonderful cap. The photograph was taken at the M. Obergassner studio in Munich, Germany. Preliminary research reveals that Michael Obergassner had a second business besides working as a photographer. He operated a photo supply company which he established in 1889.

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“LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE” IN MUNICH, GERMANY

The young girl in this photograph looks like the American little girls who get all “dolled up” for beauty contests and the results of those efforts are that the girls look much older than their years. Writing on the reverse of this image indicates that the girl in the photograph is ten years old and is named Traudi. Fortunately, Traudi isn’t made up (cosmetically) to look inappropriately provocative like many of the contestants in the aforementioned beauty pageants. However, our “Little Miss Sunshine”  looks well beyond her years in this photograph. According to the previous owner of this image, the subject is wearing a fancy “Rokoko” costume. She is also holding a fan. This cabinet card may or may not be an example of  “Rokoko” fashion. I’m in way over my head. Fortunately, a number of visitors to the Cabinet Card Gallery are very knowledgeable about the history of fashion and hopefully they will leave a comment confirming or dispelling the Rokoko theory. By matter of explanation, (thank you Wikipedia), Rokoko refers to the late baroque periods artistic movement and style that had impact on fine arts architecture, decoration, interior design, and fashion. The movement developed in Paris, France, and was “more jocular, florid, and graceful” than the baroque influence. The photographer of this image is J. B. Hiebl and his studio was located in Munich, Germany.

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PRETTY WOMAN LIVES HARD KNOCK LIFE IN MUNICH, GERMANY

A pretty woman poses for her portrait at the studio of Alois Koestler in Munich, Germany. She is shapely and beautifully dressed. Her facial expression gives her the appearance of someone who is extremely stressed. It is as if her eyes are saying “I can’t take much more of this pressure!”. She look frazzled and exhausted. I wonder if this is just pure personal projection on my part or if other observers of this photograph see this young woman as appearing overwhelmed?  Hopefully, some visitors to the cabinet card gallery will leave their impression in the comment section. It is interesting to note that this photograph may have been taken during difficult times in Munich. Following the outbreak of World War I (1914); the Allies blockaded Germany and there were food and fuel shortages in Munich. Perhaps the subjects “hard knock life” appearance has to do with the stressful impact the war had on civilian life.

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WAISTLESS WOMAN IN MUNICH, GERMANY (COULD THAT CORSET GET ANY TIGHTER?)

This cabinet card features an attractive woman wearing a fancy dress. Her waist is very narrow, courtesy of a tight corset. One would expect that she would be feeling very uncomfortable dressed in such a fashion.  Her attire is somewhat revealing due to the tightness of her dress and the exposure of her neck, shoulders and  area above her bust. The photographer is Wohle; and the studio was located in either Munich or Magdeburg.

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MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN IN MUNICH, GERMANY

A mother and her two children pose for a family portrait at the studio of B. Nielander & T. Romauer in Munich, Germany. Mother is wearing a striped skirt and simple white blouse with a dark ribbon. The oldest child is wearing  a bow in her hair and holding a ball.

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THREE SISTERS AND THEIR TOYS IN MUNICH, BAVARIA

This cabinet card features three sisters at play. The youngest is holding a stuffed horse, while the other two sisters are holding a doll and a book. On the floor stands another doll. The photographer was Alfred Schmidt of the Apollo Studio in Munich, Bavaria. Schmidt did an excellent job of capturing the girls in a quite natural pose of play.

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