ADORABLE GOLDEN HAIRED LITTLE GIRL GIVES HER DOLLS A BATH (REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

bathtime

This vintage real photo postcard falls under the category of  “incredibly cute”. The photograph shows an adorable curly and golden haired little girl giving her porcelain doll a bath in a wooden barrel tub. Two additional dolls are seated in a chair beside her awaiting their turn in the tub. Behind the little girl is a clothes line from which the doll’s clothes are hanging to dry. Scattered around are some unused clothes line pins and under the small table holding the tub, one can find the doll’s shoes. The scene is terrifically posed. The postcard is of French origin and published by Fauvette (#1302). The postcard is postmarked in 1913.

bathtime 1

Advertisements
Published in: on September 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
Tags: , , ,

PORTRAIT OF A VERY PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN BATH

PRETTYGIRLINBATH_0004This cabinet card features a very pretty young woman in Bath, Maine. If you were expecting to see a pretty young woman in a bathtub, sorry for your disappointment or surprise. The young woman in this image may actually be a teenager. If so, she sure is displaying a lot of poise for a girl that age. She has an expression that makes it appear that she is oblivious of being photographed and is intensely staring at something in the distance. She is wearing a lace shawl with a pin. The subject of this image is unidentified. The photographer is J. C. Higgins of Bath, Maine. Higgins was an active photographer in Bath in the 1880’s and 1890’s. He was an excellent photographer. One of his photographs (Man in a Bottle) was displayed in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (MOMA). Another one of his photographs can be seen on the website of the Maine Historical Society. Higgin’s son, Charles R. Higgins was also quite a prominent photographer. He apprenticed to his father and later took over the studio. He became known for his hand colored photography work which was in a style similar to Wallace Nutting. Many of his images were depictions of nature and New England scenery.

A WOMAN WHO APPRECIATES JEWELRY IN BATH, MAINE

A nicely dressed woman poses for her portrait at the studio of A. Hatch in Bath, Maine. The woman appears to appreciate jewelry. She is wearing a necklace with a cross, earrings and a bracelet. She is wearing a hairband and has curly hair and bangs. The Maine Register (1891) reports that Hatch’s studio was located at 46 Front Street in the town of Bath.

Published in: on September 30, 2010 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
Tags: , ,