PORTRAIT OF THREE OLD TIME BASEBALL PLAYERS (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

Welcome to Mudville. This vintage real photo postcard features three uniformed baseball players. The young men are wearing the uniform of St. Joseph school. Two of the players are wearing fielding gloves and the player in the middle is equipped with a catcher’s glove. The ball players appear to be standing on a ball field in front of empty bleachers. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this photo postcard indicates that the postcard was published sometime between 1926 and the 1940’s.

Published in: on March 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH SOULFUL EYES

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This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty African American woman with soulful eyes and a slight smile. This young lady’s eyes are chock full of emotion. She is wearing a beautiful dress and a long necklace. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this card, indicates that this studio postcard was produced sometime between 1910 and 1930.

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Published in: on February 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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RELAXED COWBOY WITH A WRY SMILE AND A PIPE

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A relaxed cowboy with a wry smile poses for this vintage real photo postcard. The image is taken in a photographic studio likely located in the western United States. The cowboy is wearing a vest and a pocket watch. He is holding a pipe. His lace shoes seem to have kicked around a lot of dust in their time. The postcard’s AZO stamp box indicates that it was produced sometime between 1904 and 1918.

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Published in: on January 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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LOVELY MEXICAN AMERICAN FAMILY IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

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This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a lovely ethnic family. A father and mother and their son and daughter are all wearing dressy clothing for their day at the photographer. The photographer’s studio provided a lovely homey background in which to take this photograph. This postcard image was found in an antique shop in the Texas hill country. It is likely that this family is of Mexican American origin but that hypothesis can not be confirmed. The AZO stamp box indicates that this photo postcard was created sometime between 1910 and 1930.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN SITTING ON A BENCH (REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This real photo picture postcard features a middle aged African American woman sitting on a bench. She is clutching a purse in her left hand and is wearing a long coat. The AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard was produced by a studio sometime between 1926 and 1940.

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Published in: on December 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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THE BARMAID WITH THE BUNNY EARS

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This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman working as a bar maid. She seems to be enjoying herself judging by her wide smile. She is wearing a costume which includes bunny rabbit ears. The young woman is filling a beer mug at an outdoor pump. The AZO stamp box seen on the reverse of this postcard indicates that it was published sometime between 1904 and 1918.

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Published in: on October 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE THREE YEAR-OLD BOY ON HIS BIRTHDAY

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This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of an adorable little boy. The darling child is sitting with his ankles crossed on a wooden chair. The chair has a silver comb on one arm. He is wearing knickers, button boots, and a ribbon tie. This photograph was taken by an unidentified studio photographer. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicates that it was published sometime between 1904 and 1918. Writing on the verso reveals that the photograph was taken on boy’s third birthday and that this postcard was given to “Uncle Eddie and Aunt Alice”.

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Published in: on October 18, 2016 at 11:31 am  Leave a Comment  

PORTRAIT OF A NICELY DRESSED AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a well dressed African American man. He is wearing a ring and a nice hat. He is looking directly at the photographer. The reverse of the postcard has an inscription which includes his name as well as his wife’s name. The gentleman’s name is John Anderson and he inscribed the card to his wife, Inez Anderson. He humorously wrote that she knew that he was the “pretty man” in the photo. The postcard has an AZO stamp box which indicates that it was produced between 1904 and 1918. The lower portion of the postcard has eight tack holes which indicates that the postcard may have traveled a bit and been tacked to a number of walls. There is also residue evidence that the postcard once resided in a photo album.

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Published in: on October 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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THE LITTLE MUSICIAN: PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY AND HIS VIOLIN (VINTAGE RPPC)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a young boy playing his small violin. He appears to be quite serious about his musical endeavor. The table next to him is holding his violin case. The boy and the location of the studio that photographed him are not identified. The postcard’s AZO stamp box indicates that the postcard dates to sometime between 1904 and 1918.

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Published in: on September 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME YOUNG CAVALRYMAN (VINTAGE RPPC c.1918)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome young cavalry man mounting his horse. The soldier is in uniform and wearing boots. The horse is calmly standing by at the ready. The cavalry man appears to hold the rank of sergeant. The postcard’s stamp box indicates that it was published sometime between 1918 and 1930. World War I was from 1914 through 1918, so there is a possibility that this soldier was involved in the war. An inscription on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the soldier’s name was Bert Stimson.

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Published in: on August 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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