CARTE DE VISITE PORTRAIT OF A LADY AND A ROSE IN BERLIN

This carte de visite portrait features a pretty woman holding a rose. The woman is holding a book in her other hand. She is wearing an abundance of jewelry and a very aloof expression. The photographer who produced this cdv is Joseph Alfred Lehmann and his studio was located in Berlin, Germany.

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Published in: on November 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAIL CARRIER IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

This vintage real photo postcard features what appears to be a young mail carrier or delivery boy. He is carrying a tied packet of envelopes and he is wearing a uniform. A patch on his sleeve reads LMB 117. This image is a bit of a mystery. Is this teenage boy a mail carrier or a student? What does LMB signify? What is the meaning of what the boy is wearing on his head (flower wreath)? There are more questions than answers provided by this photograph. The photo was taken at the Lonyai studio in Bucharest, Romania. The stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the paper was produced by K Ltd, likely between 1918 and 1936. It is probable that it was produced sometime in the 1930’s. This interesting image has excellent clarity.                  ADDENDUM: A viewer of this photograph has painted a more accurate picture of what is occurring in the photo. “This boy is being an award winner of his class at the school. That package under his arm didn’t contain envelopes, but books. The page on the top is a diploma. One more thing: that wreath symbolize the laurels with which the Roman emperors adorned their foreheads when they turned victorious from the wars…The best pupil at learning was of course victorious…”.

 

Published in: on November 6, 2017 at 8:57 pm  Comments (1)  
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PRETTY TEENAGE GIRL IN THE DARK IN MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT

This cabinet card portrait features  a pretty teenage girl posing at the Hennigar studio in Middletown, Connecticut. She is well dressed and is adorned with flowers. She is wearing a ring and holding a feathered fan. This photograph presents a sharp image of the young lady and the dark background contributes to that sharpness. The photographer directory “Langdon Road” lists a number of photographers with the name “Hennigar” that worked in the Middletown area. There was a Hennigar studio in Lambertsville, New Jersey in the 1870’s. A studio called “Hennigar Brothers” operated in Middletown from at least 1892 through 1901. Who were the principals of Hennigar Brothers studio? The answer is unclear but this is what is known. George Wainwright Hennigar  (1832-1910) was a photographer in Middletown in the 1860’s and 1870’s and is listed as a photographer there in the 1900 census. The New York Public Library has a stereo card photograph by George in it’s collection  The photo captures a damaged steam ship after a collision with a bridge. John W. Hennigar was located in Lambertsville before moving his business to New Rochelle, New York. He was listed in the New York City directories of  1867 and 1868. Morton W. Hennigar (1855-1927) had a studio in Middletown between 1877 and 1909. Charles L. Hennigar (1842-1897) was a photographer in Middletown from at least 1868 through 1872. In 1876 he is listed in the Brooklyn, New York directory as a photographer. The 1880 US census reports that he was a photographer in New York City. It is likely that George W. Hennigar is the photographer that took this photograph. He was present in Middletown around the time that this photograph was taken (1880’s or 1890’s).

Published in: on November 4, 2017 at 10:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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TWO ADORABLE AND PHOTOGENIC YOUNG CHILDREN IN CINCINNATI, OHIO

This vintage photograph features two very adorable young siblings (sisters?) posing for their photograph at the Young & Carl studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. Both children are extremely photogenic. Young & Carl operated their Cincinnati studio between 1895 and 1915. This photograph measures about 5 1/4 ” x 7 1/4″.

Published in: on November 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN IN HAMBURG, GERMANY (1919)

The well-dressed woman seen in this vintage real photo postcard portrait is pretty and also appears quite poised. She is wearing a couple of rings on her left hand as well as a wristwatch. Printing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the photographer was Heinrich Haas and his studio was in Hamburg, Germany. The date of this photograph is 1919 according to writing on the message portion of the postcard.

Published in: on October 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A TRUMPET PLAYER IN LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA

This cabinet card photograph features a well dressed man holding a trumpet. The portrait was taken at Berger & Herbst studio in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The Lebanon County Historical Society’s online photographer directory lists Berger & Herbst as operating in Lebanon between 1893 and 1894. The directory also reports that R. H. Herbst had his own studio in 1900.

 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on October 30, 2017 at 10:53 am  Comments (1)  
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BABY NURSE LOVINGLY LOOKS AT BABY IN HER CARE IN EVESHAM, ENGLAND

This vintage photograph is special in that it captures emotion. The baby nurse pictured in this photograph is looking at the baby in her charge in a warm loving way. The nurse is looking at the baby in an identical manner that a mother looks at her infant. The photograph is also special in that it shows  a nurse’s uniform that dates back to slightly after the turn of the nineteenth century. This photograph was taken by Fred Gegg who operated a studio in Evesham, England. Evesham is a town in the district of Worcestershire. Frederick George Gegg (1871-1925? took photographs in Evesham from about 1899 until his death.

Published in: on October 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF THREE AFRICAN AMERICAN BROTHERS (1908-1924)

This vintage real photo postcard features three African American brothers posing for a studio portrait. The children are adorable. All three children are displaying a serious expression. The stamp box on the reverse of the postcard lists “Artura” as the producer of the postcard paper. “Artura”paper was utilized by postcard publishers between 1908 and 1924.

Published in: on October 27, 2017 at 6:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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DUTCH LADIES ON THE BEACH SITTING IN UNUSUAL SUN CHAIRS

This interesting vintage real photo postcard features two women at the beach. Hopefully its not too hot, because if so, these ladies are shvitzing. The wicker seats placed on this beach also serve as shelters. Beach umbrellas must have been popular sometime after this photograph was taken. Note the gentleman in the background of this photograph. He is wearing a white shirt, white apron, and white cap. He is likely a cook or a waiter attending to the culinary needs of the beachgoers. Printed on the reverse of the postcard is the word “briefkaart” which is the Dutch word for “postcard”. Therefore this portrait was likely taken somewhere in the Netherlands.

Published in: on October 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm  Comments (3)  
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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WITH LONG BLONDE HAIR IN MARLBORO, MASSACHUSETTS

This cabinet card portrait features a young girl with light colored hair. She has two bows in her hair and is wearing a brooch near her collar. She is displaying a serious expression. The photographer of this cabinet card is Charles F Little (1860-?). He operated a studio in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Research reveals that he was a photographer is the Boston area at least between 1890 and 1936. He married his wife, Louisa, in 1889.

Published in: on October 23, 2017 at 11:40 am  Leave a Comment  
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