PORTRAIT OF TWO AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN

This vintage real photo postcard captures two African American women sitting on the ground having their portrait taken. Both ladies are wearing flowers on their dresses and one is wearing a watch. The women have a closed umbrella lying next to them, suggesting they wanted to be prepared for threatening rain or intense sun. In the background, one can see a parked buggy. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard reveals that the photo was taken sometime between 1904 and 1918. This is a fabulous African American/African American History topical photo postcard and such images, in good condition, are relatively rare.

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Published in: on March 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm  Comments (2)  
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PORTRAIT OF JOE DEITZ: THE BIGGEST LADIES MAN IN LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA

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This real photo postcard features a young man on a horse and buggy flanked by two young women. Two more young ladies are standing next to the carriage, one is holding a closed umbrella. The gentleman in this photograph seems to be a ladies man. His ego must be inflated being surrounded by this many pretty women. It is interesting to note that there is a second gentleman in this image. Look under, and slightly behind the horse and you will see another young man kneeling close to the ground and looking at the camera. An inscription on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the Lothario seen in this image is named Joe Deitz and was residing in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Genealogical research reveals that Joe Deitz was a charmer. He was married six times and finally arrested for bigamy. Actually, I am joking about his marital history. Initial research failed to find information about Mr Deitz. The AZO stamp box on this postcard indicates that it was likely published sometime between 1904 and 1918.

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Published in: on August 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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YOUNG WOMAN UNDER AN UMBRELLA AND EVEN YOUNGER BOY DRESSED IN “LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY” STYLE IN LITTLE FALLS, MINNESOTA

A young woman and an even younger boy pose for their portrait at Moe’s Studio in Little Falls, Minnesota. One can only guess about their relationship. Are they mother and son? Could they be brother and sister? The answer to these questions will likely remain unknown. The woman under the umbrella appears pensive. She is wearing a hat and holding gloves. The boy is dressed in the popular “Little Lord Fauntleroy” style that was in fashion at the time of the photograph. No information could be found about Moe or Moe’s Studio. The last name “Moe” appears to have been a popular name in Little Falls around the turn of the century. The name was of Norwegian origin.

Published in: on July 28, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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