PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY OLDER WOMAN WRAPPED IN FURS

This vintage real photo postcard features an oval portrait of a pretty older woman wrapped in furs. She looks quite fashionable. She was living in an era when wearing furs was not politically incorrect. Her head covering is a very nice accessory. She looks great. The woman appears to be displaying a pursed lips smile. The postcard’s stamp box indicates that it was published sometime between 1924 and 1949. The woman’s photograph was taken by the Passport Studio in Toronto, Canada.This real photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans) .

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Published in: on June 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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SALVATION ARMY OFFICER AND A PRAYER BOOK HOLDING WOMAN IN TORONTO, CANADA

TORONTO SALVATION_0002This cabinet card photograph features a Salvation Army officer and a middle aged woman. It is not clear whether she is a Salvation Army worker because unlike the gentleman, she is not wearing an insignia of the organization. The gentleman has a “S” badge on each shoulder and a “Salvation Army” band on his hat. The woman is holding what appears to be a worn prayer book. This photograph was taken at the J. H. Lemaitre & Company studio in Toronto, Canada. The cabinet card gallery has an extensive collection of photographs of uniformed Salvation Army workers. Click on the category “Salvation Army” to view the collection.

Published in: on January 17, 2013 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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ATTRACTIVE COUPLE IN TORONTO, CANADA

This photograph, by Thomas E. Perkins, features an attractive formally dressed couple. The woman is very photogenic. Her dress is very styled and detailed  Her husband appears very intense. The photographer was based in Toronto, Canada. His studio was located at 293 Younge Street. In the 1880’s Perkins employed a fledgeling photographer, William H. Gardiner. Later in his career, Gardiner became well known for his photographic work on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

A YOUNG GIRL GOES SLEDDING IN TORONTO, CANADA (IMAGE CAPTURED BY NIAGARA FALLS TIGHT ROPE PERFORMER)

A young girl, buttoned up in her fur trimmed winter jacket, poses with her sled in front of a painted winter scene. She is wearing a cute cap with a tassel and is pulling her sled by a rope. The photographer of this image is S. J. Dixon. Dixon’s Electric Light Photo Gallery  was located in Toronto, Canada. The studio was established in 1872. Dixon was very involved in the Photographic Association of Canada, holding a number of offices on the executive committee. He became the organization’s President in 1889. Dixon was a noted athlete and acrobat. The Photographic Times (1891) reported that he walked a three quarter-inch wire stretched across the Whirlpool Rapids at Niagara. “The cable was from 300 to 400 feet above the torrent, and stretched about 400 feet in length”. He completed the “perilous journey” in about 17 minutes. During his tight rope walk, he performed various antics, including lying at full length across the wire. Not surprisingly, Mr. Dixon insured that his feat would be recorded for posterity. J. C. Hemment, a well known instantaneous photographer, photographed Dixon during his mid-air walk.

Published in: on December 8, 2011 at 12:01 am  Comments (2)  
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NOTABLE MUSTACHE IN TORONTO, CANADA

This cabinet card features a man with a noteworthy mustache. The photographer is Thompson and Son’s, located at 75 King Street, in Toronto, Canada. To view other terrific mustaches, click on Cabinet Card Gallery’s category “Mustaches (Only the Best).

Published in: on April 27, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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HANDSOME GUY IN A FUR COAT IN TORONTO, CANADA

A good looking young man, adorned in a fur coat,  poses for his portrait. The photographer is J. Fraser Bryce and his studio was located on 107 King Street West, in Toronto, Canada. Bryce was born in 1852 in Dundas, Ontario. After completing his education he went to Toronto and studied photography with Thomas Hunter. He supplemented his training with then acclaimed photographers, C. C. Randall of Detroit, Michigan, and J. F. Ryder of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1884, Bryce located permanently in Toronto buying Hunter’s studio. Bryce is cited in the American Annuals of Photography (1887) as a member of the executive committee of the Photographic Association of Canada.

MRS FRED RATHBUN AND STATUE IN TORONTO, CANADA

canadianwoman_0001This Cabinet card was photographed by Hunter & Co. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The subject of the photograph is Mrs Fred Rathbun and she is fashionably dressed as she poses by a table topped by a book and a statue. The Rathbun name is a prominent name in Toronto, though no additional identifying information is currently available. Visitors to this site should feel free to leave any information they may have about the woman in this photograph.

Published in: on June 23, 2009 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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Young Cricket Player in Toronto

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A boy is posed for this Cabinet card in his Cricket regalia and holding his cricket bat. The photographer is N Bogart of Toronto, Canada. Most Americans know very little about cricket. Cricket is a “bat and ball” team sport originating in England and played in over 100 countries around the world. Cricket can be traced back to Tudor times in the 16th century. In regard to this photograph, it is interesting to note that the tradition of photographing children in their sport uniforms continues today. Many parents of children participating in sports buy individual and team photographs of their children. Some things don’t change.

Published in: on December 9, 2008 at 3:27 pm  Comments (1)  
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