TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC AND DANCE GROUP IN ETHNIC CLOTHING IN ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND

This vintage real photo postcard features a traditional Swiss folk music and dance group wearing traditional ethnic clothing. Note the accordion being held by the man in the center of the front row. The group was based in the town of St. Gallen. This real photo postcard is in good condition (see scans). There is a mar which can be seen on the man all the way on the right side of the top row. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN IN ST. FIDEN, SWITZERLAND (PHOTOGRAPHER: TAESCHLER BROTHERS)

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This cabinet card portrait features a pretty long haired woman flashing a nice smile. An early seventies song espoused that if you go to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers in your hair. The subject of this photograph was not in San Francisco but instead in either St. Fiden or St. Gallen, Switzerland at Taeschler Brothers studio. The Taeschler’s were a family of photographers that dominated the photography business in their region for more than 60 years. The photographers spanned at least three generations. The founder of the firm was Johann Baptist Taeschler (1805-1866) and he began working with daguerreotypes during the most early days of photography. The firm won medals from around the world illustrated by the list printed  on the reverse of the cabinet card.

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TWO BOYS PLAYING SOLDIER IN ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLIND

Two boys are dressed in what appears to be military style, as they pose for photographer Otto Rietmann in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The older boy is holding a sword and wearing a gun powder horn. The younger boy is holding something that looks like a decorated lance. Perhaps a visitor to the cabinet card gallery can add additional information about this image.

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