PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WORLD WAR I ERA SOLDIER IN UNIFORM : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage photograph features a portrait a very young uniformed World War I era soldier. He is handsome and he appears to be trying to look stoic. This photograph measures 4″ x 6″.  (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME AMERICAN WWI SOLDIER : LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY

This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome World War I era soldier posing for his portrait at the Kirsch studio in Louisville, Kentucky. The young man is smiling for the camera and likely sent this photo home to his parents or his wife or girlfriend. The AZO stampbox on this postcard indicates that it was published sometime approximately between 1910 and 1930.  (SOLD)

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PRETTY FEMALE AMERICAN SOLDIER : WORLD WAR I ERA : PHOTO BY ALFRED NOYER : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman wearing the uniform of the United States Army. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer and is from the World War I era. The postcard is part of a series (No.2923).  SOLD

PORTRAIT OF GERMAN OFFICER : WORLD WAR 1 : SWORD :MUNICH, GERMANY : CABINET CARD

This cabinet card portrait features a young German officer posing for his portrait in full uniform. He has a sheathed sword hanging by his side. This photograph is a World War I era image. The photo was taken by photographer, Gebr. Strauss at his studio in Munich, Germany. Strauss also had studios in Vienna (Austria), Brunn (Czechoslovakia), and Budapest (Hungary). This photograph is in good condition. It has a glue issue on it’s reverse indicating that the photo is a former resident of a photo album. There is a light thin line on the right side of the image. See scans to assess condition. 

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ADORABLE TODDLER POSING IN A WHEELBARROW : CARTE de VISITE : LA CHATRE, FRANCE

This carte de visite portrait features a sweet looking baby sitting in a wheelbarow. This wide-eyed child has a beautiful smile. The photographer of this cdv image was Lucien Pouget (1876-1915). He began his career as a luthier (maker of stringed instruments). Pouget worked as a photographer for about 15 years. His studio was on avenue de la Gare in La Chatre, France. In World War I, he became a Private in the 276th Infanry Regiment. His time in the service lasted only seven months. He was killed in the war in 1915. His wife, Marie Pouget succeeded her husband in his photography business. The business was still operating in 1936. This cdv has some edgewear and remnant of tape on the top of the reverse of the image. It is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN UNIFORMED OFFICER & HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER : WORLD WAR I : 1917 RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a uniformed Austro-Hungarian army soldier posing with his young child. I believe the soldier holds the rank of Corporal in the military. This photo was taken in 1917; during World War I. One can’t help but wonder what the impact of the war was on both father and child. This photo postcard has light corner wear and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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WEDDING PORTRAIT : WORLD WAR I SOLDIER AND TRADITIONAL BRIDE : RPPC (1910-1930)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young groom and bride. The groom is dressed in an army uniform of the World War I era while his bride is wearing a traditional wedding gown. She is holding an immense bouquet of flowers. The groom is displaying a bit of a smirk as he looks at the photographer. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicates that it was produced sometime between 1910 and 1930. The postcard is unposted and in very good condition (see scans). 

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WOODROW WILSON : WORLD WAR I : FRENCH AND AMERICAN ALLIANCE : STATUE OF LIBERTY

This vintage postcard was published during or shortly after World War I. The “Great War” occured between 1914 and 1918. This patriotic postcard celebrates the alliance betweens the United States and France. The card features a photo of President Woodrow Wilson, the statue of liberty, and the American and French flags. The French words printed on the card are translated as “Victory for Right and Freedom”. The postcard was published in Paris by Dix as part of a series (no. 1376). SOLD

PRETTY WOMAN LIVES HARD KNOCK LIFE IN MUNICH, GERMANY : CABINET CARD

 

A pretty woman poses for her portrait at the studio of Alois Koestler in Munich, Germany. She is shapely and beautifully dressed. Her facial expression gives her the appearance of someone who is extremely stressed. It is as if her eyes are saying “I can’t take much more of this pressure!”. She look frazzled and exhausted. I wonder if this is just pure personal projection on my part or if other observers of this photograph see this young woman as appearing overwhelmed?  Hopefully, some visitors to the cabinet card gallery will leave their impression in the comment section. It is interesting to note that this photograph may have been taken during difficult times in Munich. Pre war was certainly tense and stressful times. Following the outbreak of World War I (1914); the Allies blockaded Germany and there were food and fuel shortages in Munich. Perhaps the subjects “hard knock life” appearance has to do with the stressful impact the war had on civilian life. This vintage cabinet card portrait has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans)

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POP-UP WORLD WAR I ERA MILITARY BARBERSHOP

CLOSE UP VIEW OF BARBERS AT WORK AND BARBER SUPPLIES

This vintage real photo postcard features a pop-up barbershop tent in a camp of World War1 era soldiers. The caption on this photograph states “Camp Barber”. The close-up view of the shop is very interesting. There are two adult barbers giving haircuts and a child barber giving a soldier a shave. I wonder how many men reading this would trust a child, who appears to be about 12 years-old, to give them a shave. Check out the barber’s supplies. They can be seen on the table. Note the calendar and the sign advertising sun lotion for sale. There is another sign over the entrance of the tent which advertises the name of the barbershop. Unfortunately, I can not decipher the shop’s name from the letters that are visible. Notice that there is a man sitting near the table drinking a bottle of alcohol. Lets hope he is not drinking a bottle of hair tonic. Another soldier is examining a bottle of “something”. This postcard was published by Valentines as part of the XL series. The Valentine and Sons printing company was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 1851. The founder was James Valentine (1815-1879). The company became the leading manufacturer of picture postcards in Scotland. After James died, his two sons operated the business. The company was purchased by John Waddington Limited in 1963, In 1980, the Valentine business was bought by Hallmark Cards. In 1994, the company ceased operations. The card was printed in Great Britain and has an affixed British postage stamp. The postcard is addressed to someone in Landes, France. This card was postmarked in Crieff, a Scottish market town. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans)

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