This vintage photograph features an adorable little girl. She looks seriously inquisitive as she stares at the photographer and camera. The child was photographed at the Schindler studio in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. Charles Schindler (1874-1949) was listed in the Williamsport (Pa.) business directory between at least 1896 and 1910. A pencilled inscription on the reverse of the photograph indicates that the girl’s name is Malita Underwood. Research found a woman in Jersey Shore named Malita Underwood, but she is clearly a different person than the girl in this photograph. Malita Underwood (1849-1906) can not be the little girl seen in this image because this image was photographed after 1900; a time that the identified Malita Underwood was a middle aged woman. This vintage photograph is in very good condition (see scans).


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This vintage real photo postcard features a group portrait of the Citizens Band of Newberry, Pennsylvania. The community band members are all wearing full uniforms. This photograph was taken circa 1908. Newberry township is in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Newberry is a section of the town of Williamsport which is in central Pennsylvania. Williiamsport has been the home of the Little League World Series since 1947. The photographer of this band portrait is William Henry Holtzinger (1869-1933). Census data as well as Williamsport business directories indicate Holtzinger was a photographer as early as 1898, and as late as 1932. He died of chronic myocarditis in 1933. Two photographs of Mr Holtzinger can be seen below. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.

William Holtzinger in his Knights of Malta uniform

                        Portrait of William Holtzinger, Lucy Long Holtinger (wife), and                             Arthur Jacob Holtzinger (son) 


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A mother’s love is an invisible phenomenon. However, a mothers love is visible to a camera as the Dean studio of Williamsport, Pennsylvania demonstrates in this image. This portrait captures a loving mother holding her precious young child. The baby is wearing a long gown and the mother is wearing a ring and earrings. This mother’s commitment and affection toward her child radiates from this image. The baby’s expression seems to be one of displeasure at going through the ordeal of having his/her portrait taken. If Williamsport, Pennsylvania sounds like a familiar name to you, its likely because the town hosts the Little League World Series. The baseball tournament has been held there since 1947. William F. Dean was born in Canadaigua, New York in 1856.He and his family moved to Williamsport in 1867. He started his work life in his father’s mercantile business but in 1883 he and a partner opened a photography studio. The studio was called Dean & Cornwall and in 1887 Cornwall retired.. Dean’s photography business grew to the point that he had six assistants and a contract to be the exclusive photographer for 13 furniture factories. Dean died in 1899.

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