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sailor couple 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome wedding couple. The groom is wearing his naval uniform. His hat tells us the name of his ship. Unfortunately, the camera angle only shows the beginning letters of the ship’s name. One possibility is that the ship is named HMS Constance. The Constance was a light cruiser of the Royal Navy that was active in World War I. The ship was launched in 1915. It took part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. The Constance was decommissioned in 1931 and was in reserve until 1935. The bride in this photo is wearing a pretty dress and a long veil. The photographer of this wedding portrait is Henri Pissot and his studio was located in Sens, France. Sens is a city in the Yonne department in north-central France. To see more photographs by Pissot, place his name in the search box. This real photo postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans). Addendum: Please see comments section in regard to the sailors country of service and the name of his ship. Thanks to the visitors to the Cabinet Card Gallery that provided the aforementioned information.

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This cabinet card photograph features a portrait of a lovely and well dressed couple. Perhaps this image is their wedding photograph. They are likely a well-to-do couple, judging by their clothing and grooming. The pair also seem well poised. The woman looks like she is trying to hold back a full smile. This portrait was taken by a photographer in Chicago, Illinois. Unfortunately, although the name of the photographer is listed on the front of the cabinet, I can not decipher the name. Perhaps, the name is “Stein”. Other identification research methods failed to reveal the identity of the mystery photographer. However, we do know that the lensman won many awards for his work.The reverse of the cabinet card lists eleven of these awards which were earned from 1887 to 1893. The photograph once resided in an album, which is apparent by the peeling at the top of the reverse of the card. This cabinet card is in good condition (see scans). 

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This vintage real photo postcard features a very handsome looking German wedding couple. The bride and groom look very serious on their special day. They are both very well dressed. The bride is wearing a beautiful veil and note the lovely bouquet of flowers that she is holding. A faint embossed stamp gives a clue concerning the photographer. The word “Birkenfeld” is visible. “Birkenfeld” is the name of the location of the photographer’s studio. The photographer’s name is Stadelmanz. The message on the reverse of the postcard appears to be written to Fritz, the signer’s friend. Hopefully a cabinet card gallery visitor (the vast unpaid research department) can leave a comment with a translation of the message.This vintage postcard portrait is most likely from the 1920’s or 1930’s and is in excellent condition.

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This cabinet card features an attractive bride wearing a white dress and a floral brooch. Her dress has a pretty beaded collar. She is flashing a half smile as she poses for her wedding portrait. The woman and the photographer are unidentified.

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This vintage real photo postcard features a very attractive couple posing for their wedding portrait at the “Photographie des Arts” operated by F. Clement in Parc-Saint-Maur, France. This postcard’s stamp box indicates that it was produced sometime around 1916.The postcard is in excellent condition.  (SOLD)
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This cabinet card portrait captures a young couple on their wedding day, or at least in their wedding clothing. They are dressed beautifully for their special day. The bride is wearing a garland of flowers.  Her white gloves are draped over the wicker chair and she is holding her hat. The bride is pretty and appears somewhat happy as she poses for this photograph. Her new husband wears an expression that looks like he either ate too much at his wedding, or that he is having second thoughts about getting married. Lets hope he just overate. The photographer of this wedding portrait is W. A. Baldridge (1860-1924) who operated a photo studio in Rosedale, Indiana. He is listed in the 1880 US Census as living in Florida, Indiana and working as a clerk. The 1920 US Census finds Baldridge living in Summit, Ohio and operating a photography business.

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This cabinet card image captures a wedding that appears to involve two couples. It is only a hypothesis but I believe the participants in this double wedding include two brides (seated), two grooms (seated), four members of the wedding party (standing). The men are all wearing top hats and tails. One of the seated grooms is wearing light colored pants with his dark jacket. All the men are wearing boutonnieres and smoking cigars. The brides are wearing white gowns and flowers in their hair. Interestingly, the two grooms are sitting very close to one of the brides while the second bride seems distant, almost an afterthought. It is notable that this wedding party portrait was taken outside. Although the location that this photograph was taken is unknown, the image was with a group of other photographs that were from England. Therefore, it is likely that this is an English cabinet card. This cabinet card was trimmed in order to fit into an album or frame. There is glue residue on the reverse of the image.





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This vintage photograph features two beautiful children in a wedding portrait. The bride and groom in this image were likely participants in a “Tom Thumb Wedding”. Such wedding were not uncommon after the 1863 wedding of P. T. Barnum’s side show actor Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren (also a dwarf/little person). Ten thousand guests attended General Thumb’s wedding and the couple were received by President Lincoln. Now, back to the children in this image. A number of people held weddings between very young children. There were fake ceremonies but real receptions. Quite often these events were held as money-makers for charities. The bride and groom in this image are well dressed and coiffed. The bride is amazingly well poised.They truly look like a miniature wedding couple. To view other vintage “Tom Thumb” photographs, click on the category “Tom Thumb Wedding Portraits”.



Published in: on August 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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This carte de visite is a wedding portrait that was taken by the Kratzert studio in Saalfeld, Germany. Like many wedding photographs of the time, we see the groom sitting and the bride standing. The couple appear to be relatively young. The pretty bride is wearing a wedding gown with a high collar. She is wearing a necklace and holding a bouquet of flowers. The groom is well dressed in his three piece suit and is displaying a poor version of a pensive expression. He appears to be uncomfortable, while his bride seems significantly more relaxed. The couple were photographed at a studio in the town of Saalfeld, which is the capital of the Saalfeld Rudolstadt district of Thuringia. The town is located in the valley of the Saale River.








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This post cabinet card era photograph features a young wedding couple in Syracuse, New York. The groom is formally dressed with a tuxedo/suit, white collar dress shirt, bow tie, and white gloves. He is wearing a flower on his lapel. The bride is wearing a wedding dress, holding a bouquet of flowers and wearing flowers on her dress and in her hair. She is also wearing a necklace. Both the bride and groom are displaying serious expressions as they embark on the beginning of their marital life together. The photograph was taken by James Krawczyk. His obituary appears in Utica’s (New York) Daily Press (1959). In 1959, Krawczyk had moved to Utica and died just a week later at the age of 71. The article reports that he had been born in Poland in 1888 and came to Utica in 1902. He then moved to Syracuse in 1910. While living in Syracuse, he operated a photography studio for 33 years, retiring in 1958. Krawcyk was involved with a number of Polish organizations in Syracuse. This photograph measures 6″ x 9″.  SOLD

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Published in: on August 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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