PORTRAIT OF A BIG SISTER AND HER LITTLE SISTER IN ATHENS, GREECE (CDV)

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This CDV features a portrait of what is most likely two sisters. The older girl appears to be a teenage sister rather than the baby sister’s mother. The two sibling are both pretty in their white dresses.The teenager’s dark hair falls down to the middle of her back.The older sister is holding her siblings hand. The younger sister is wearing a cross on a necklace. The photograph was produced by the Boehringer studio in Athens, Greece. Karl Boehringer was the proprietor of the studio and some of his photographs of the ruins of ancient Athens can be found in the Getty Pictures collection.

Published in: on July 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm  Comments (3)  
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PORTRAIT OF THE PRETTIEST WOMAN IN ATHENS, GREECE (ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPH)

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This photograph features a portrait of an extremely pretty young woman. Unlike many images of this era, the subject is smiling. She has a great smile. There is an inscription on the reverse of the photograph. Unfortunately, I can not translate the words. It’s all Greek to me. The photographer is Kantas Soeurs and his studio was located in Athens, Greece. This photograph is either from the cabinet card era or slight after that period. It measures 4 3/4 ” x  3 1/8″. Addendum: A visitor to the cabinet card gallery kindly provided a translation to the inscription on the reverse of this image. The inscription reads “To my dearest Georgios as a very small token of my love.  (signed) Zaharula” The translator added that the term “Kandas Soeurs” (seen on the front of the photo card) means “sisters” in French. It is posited that the photographer (Mr. Kandas) died and his sisters took over the studio. The vast unpaid research department of the cabinet card gallery never cease to amaze me. They are resourceful researchers and well informed in multiple interest areas. Thanks to all the visitors that contribute their time and knowledge to increase the quality of the site.

Published in: on July 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PARTHENON GIRL: GREEK GIRL IN TRADITIONAL COSTUME AT A WELL

greek girlThis cabinet card features a girl in traditional Greek clothing posing by a well. She is holding a water jug up behind her left shoulder. The jug is either empty or she is quite strong. The reverse of the photograph has an inscription of a name which likely belongs to the subject. The back of the cabinet card also has a printed drawing of the Parthenon. The Parthenon is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens viewed as their patron. The name of the subject and the photographer, as well as the location of the photographic studio are undecipherable to this writer. In other words, “Its all Greek to me”. Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to identify the photographer and the studio’s location.

Published in: on February 4, 2013 at 12:01 am  Comments (5)  
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