PORTRAIT OF TWO INCREDIBLY PRECIOUS SISTERS IN BELGRADE, SERBIA

The sisters seen in this cabinet card image are absolutely precious. They are also adorably attired in matching dresses and hats. The dresses have a bit of nautical style. The photographer of this photo portrait is Amere Kehur (Kenur?), at least that is how I decipher the script printed below the image. Kehur’s gallery was located in Belgrade which is the capital of Serbia.

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Published in: on August 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY YOUNG SERBIAN COUPLE

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This cabinet card portrait features a lovely young Serbian couple. The pair are very well dressed. The young man is wearing a pocket watch and a wedding ring on his left hand. Perhaps this image is a wedding portrait. The young woman is wearing a traditional dress and lots of lace. She is holding something in her right hand that I am guessing is a hat.  The couple looks very young and very innocent. The reverse of the cabinet card has the stamp of Bernhard Wachtl, an Austrian lithographer whose printing firm was located in Vienna, Austria. He designed and printed logos of photographic studios during the cabinet card era. His clients included photo studios located throughout most of the world.

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PRETTY STAGE ACTRESS: MISS DOROTHY CHARD (1909 REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features Edwardian theater actress Miss Dorothy Chard. Preliminary research yielded little information about her life and her career. More intensive research is required to uncover biographical information. The Internet Broadway Data Base (IBDB) notes that Miss Chard appeared in eleven Broadway shows from 1926 through 1930. She played in musicals but she primarily appeared in comedies. Among her credits are “Merry-Go-Round” (1927) and “Cinderelative” (1930). The dearth of information about Miss Chard reveals that she certainly was not a leading actress of her time but she certainly was beautiful and well known enough to merit the publishing of a photo postcard by the Rotary Postcard company. This postcard was part of the Rotary Photographic series (no. 4353 A). The photograph of Dorothy Chard appearing on this postcard was taken by the Foulsham & Banfield Studio.The pair were well known celebrity photographers. Frank Foulsham and A. C. Banfield operated a studio from the 1900’s through the 1920’s. The postcard is postmarked 1909 from Edinburg, Scotland. Edinburg is Scotland’s capital city. The content of the message on this postcard mentions “fresh cards” referring to newly released photo postcards. Collecting such cards was a popular hobby during this era. I guess this hobby was a precursor to collecting pokemon. I prefer collecting photo portraits. Call me “old school”.

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PORTRAIT OF AN ARMY TAILOR AND HIS SEWING MACHINE IN SERBIA (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a terrific portrait of an army tailor sitting at his sewing machine. The soldier is in uniform while he works on a pair of uniform pants. This photograph was taken in 1931, a period between World War I and World War II. The postcard is addressed to someone in Novi Sad, Serbia. Novi Sad is a city in Serbia on the banks of the Danube River. I am guessing that the soldier in this photograph was a member of the Serbian army. During 1931, Serbia was actually part of Yugoslavia.

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PRETTY WOMAN HOLDING A PRETTY FAN, IN WERSCHETZ, SERBIA

A pretty woman poses for photographer, Ivan Rigyitsky in Werschetz. Werschetz (German name) is a town in Serbia. It is known as Vrsac in Serbia. The town has been under the rule of several different governments over modern times. It was once part of Austria-Hungary. This image has some interesting features. The woman is dressed very fashionably and she is holding an open beautiful fan. Note the lovely scene pictured on the fan. The young lady has a nice figure, with the help of a corset, no doubt.

WEDDING PORTRAIT: NUPTIALS HELD IN BEOGRAD, SERBIA

This Cabinet Card is a wedding portrait of a bride and groom in Beograd, Serbia. Beograd is Belgrade, the capital of  Serbia. The photographer was Mojsilovic. The groom is wearing a three piece suit, flowers on his lapel and a mustache which curls upward. The bride has flowers in her hair and appears to be wearing white gloves. There is a bouquet of flowers on the table next to the bride.

Published in: on February 15, 2010 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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SERBIAN CHILDREN PLAYING WITH THEIR TOYS IN ZENTA

This Cabinet Card is a image of Serbian children playing with their toys in the city of Zenta, Serbia. Cute children surrounded by toys could be a universal photograph. There are similar cabinet card images from all over the world. The young boy sitting in the wagon is wearing a sailor suit and has a stuffed animal. The young girl is holding a doll. The photographer is Rozgonyi of Zenta.

Published in: on February 14, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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SERBIAN WOMAN IN UJVIDEK

SERBIAThis Cabinet Card captures the image of a Serbian woman in Ujivdek, Hungary. The town of Ujvidek is on the banks of the Danube and is the religious center of Serbians in Hungary. The town is now known as Novi Sad.  The photographer is Stojkovits Ivan. The woman is this photograph looks intensely serious as she poses for this photograph. Please leave comments providing additional information concerning this photograph or the history of Serbians during the turn of the century in this area of the world.

Published in: on November 10, 2009 at 9:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
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