PORTRAIT OF A SMALL BOY AND HIS TOY HORSE IN LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

This carte de visite portrait features a well dressed small boy holding a stick and posing with his toy horse. A closer look at the photograph reveals that the child is holding a pull string which could use to pull the toy horse from place to place. This cdv image was taken by the Mitscher studio in Lausanne, Switzerland (circa 1900). Lausanne is a city located on Lake Geneva in the French-speaking region of Vaud. This cdv portrait is in good condition (see scans).

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

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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.

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TWO YOUNG WOMEN POSE BY AN OPEN BOOK IN NEU-RUPPIN, GERMANY (1905)

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Two lovely young women pose next to an open picture book which is sitting atop a stool-like table. The woman are nearly identically dressed. Their style of fashion is conservative. Their heads are close to each other and tilted toward each other. This pose suggests that there is some intimacy between them. Perhaps they are sisters. The photographer of this image is W. Gerlich and some of his photography medals are exhibited at the bottom front of this photograph. The medals are from exhibits held in 1900 and 1901 and this image likely was produced shortly after that time. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the photo is from 1905. W. Gerlich conducted his photography business in “Neu Ruppin”, which was a Prussian town in Brandenburg, Germany. The studio was located on a street named for “Paradeplatz”, or Parade Square, which was located in downtown Zurich, Switzerland. This cabinet card photograph measures about 8″ x 4″.   (SOLD)

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WELL DRESSED AND HANDSOME YOUNG MAN WITH AN IMPOSING MUSTACHE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

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imposing mustache 1 This carte de visite photograph features a dashing young man with an imposing mustache. He is elegantly dressed in formal clothing. The photo was taken by the Beckel studio in Zurich, Switzerland. The cdv photograph was taken sometime shortly after 1895. The date is apparent because the reverse of the image advertises some of the awards received by the studio. The last award listed is from an exhibition in Glarus (Switzerland) in 1895, revealing that this image was created after that year. This carte de visite photograph is in excellent condition (see scans).   (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE WELL DRESSED LITTLE BOY IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

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zurcich cdv 1 This Carte de Visite portrait features an adorable little boy. He is dressed in a very cute outfit for his day at the photo studio. Note his wonderful hat. He is standing next to a table holding an open book. Having viewed thousands of cdv’s and cabinet cards, it is clear that books are among the favorite props used by photographers during that era. The photographer who took this cdv photograph is from the Ph. & E. Link studio, which was located in  Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. This carte de visite photo is in very good condition.

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A STYLISH AND ATTRACTIVE FAMILY POSE FOR THEIR PORTRAIT IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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This cabinet card features a well dressed and attractive couple flanking their young daughter in a family portrait produced by the Photo Express gallery in Geneva, Switzerland. Dad seems to be a pro at posing for a photographer judging by the air of confidence that he exudes in this photograph. The gentleman’s daughter seems a bit apprehensive about her day at the photography studio. It is interesting to note the name of the studio that produced this image. “Photo Express” is a name we might expect to see in today’s time rather than around the time of the cabinet card era. We live in a time which has an “instant gratification” mentality. I suppose that the “Photo Express” name tells us that people have had an “on demand” type of impatience long before present times. This cabinet card joins a number of other Swiss images in the Cabinet Card Gallery. To view these photographs, click on the category “Switzerland”.

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YOUNG EUROPEAN MAN WEARING A UNIFORM (CARTE DE VISITE)

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This Carte de Visite features a uniformed young man posing at the Cruf Studio which had galleries in Freiburg, Mannheim, and Basel. The first two cities are in Germany and Basel is located in Switzerlan. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the subject is H. Wolff. Mr Wolff is wearing a uniform representing an unknown group. Perhaps he is a student or maybe he works for the railroad. His group affiliation remains unknown for the time being.  Looking at the reverse of the photograph also reveals that the Cruf Studio won a number of medals at photographic competitions. The latest medal listed was recieved in 1888 which means that this image dates back to 1888 or later.

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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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ONE MUSKETEER IN LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

This cabinet card captures an actor in costume. He is dressed like a musketeer. Note those long tresses. It is difficult to decipher the photographers name. It may be Oswald Wetti, but that is just a guess. The photographer’s studio was located in Lausanne, Switzerland. Lausanne is a city in French speaking Switzerland. The city lies on the shore of Lake Geneva.

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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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