Biographic & Vernacular Photos

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Vintage 1910s Farm Child Sunday Best Medical Portrait RPPC Photo Vintage 1910s Farm Child Sunday Best Medical Portrait RPPC Photo

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Vintage 1910s Farm Child Sunday Best Medical Portrait RPPC Photo

$295.00

Extreme foreshortening below the waist. Striking composition, dignified portrait against a scrub farm backdrop. Very good condition with gloss break bottom left and inoffensive stub top right. Measures 3.5 x 5.5".   
Vintage 1920s American Gothic Screaming Color Farm Kids Snapshot Photo Vintage 1920s American Gothic Screaming Color Farm Kids Snapshot Photo

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Vintage 1920s American Gothic Screaming Color Farm Kids Snapshot Photo

$175.00

Simply another world. Tiny gem measures only 2.25 x 3" in very nice condition.  
1910s Liberated Woman Lingerie Boudoir Studio Photo 1910s Liberated Woman Lingerie Boudoir Studio Photo

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1910s Liberated Woman Lingerie Boudoir Studio Photo

$125.00

Wonderfully incongruous. Stockings, garters, heels and jewelry make this seem more like small town risque than a swimming ensemble. Found undelivered in a Victorian photographer's estate near Pittsburgh PA. Measures 4 x 6”, spots in development and gelatin...
Vintage 1920s Carousel Horse Folk Art Carver Occupational Labor Photo RPPC Vintage 1920s Carousel Horse Folk Art Carver Occupational Labor Photo RPPC

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Vintage 1920s Carousel Horse Folk Art Carver Occupational Labor Photo RPPC

$295.00

Proud man is either carousel technician or carver, found in a CW Parker archive. Rather glorious stargazer just behind and ornate detail carving shows everywhere. Trimmed to 3” x 5.5”, rich sepia tones and sunlight exposure....
Vintage 1920s Broken Down Wood Carousel Horse Model T Snapshot Photo Vintage 1920s Broken Down Wood Carousel Horse Model T Snapshot Photo

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Vintage 1920s Broken Down Wood Carousel Horse Model T Snapshot Photo

$95.00

Front legs have been sured up with iron brackets, the muzzle looks like its been salvaged and the tail is just plain GONE. Propped against a Model T fender as curb side company documentation (found in a CW...
Vintage COOLEST 1920s Indian Motorcycle Family Dog Photo RPPC Vintage COOLEST 1920s Indian Motorcycle Family Dog Photo RPPC

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Vintage COOLEST 1920s Indian Motorcycle Family Dog Photo RPPC

$225.00

Victorian frame house, rocking chair, the woman in high button boots at the intersection of modern transportation modernity and driving goggles. Pup steals the show. Measures 3.5 x 5.5", nice condition with light bar that...
1920s African American Caretaker Boy Child Antique Tinted Color Photo 1920s African American Caretaker Boy Child Antique Tinted Color Photo

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1920s African American Caretaker Boy Child Antique Tinted Color Photo

$450.00

Outstanding. The details of early enlargement photos like this can easily become folk art representations, but the snapshot ushers us right back into reality. It is with relative certainty that I say those hands saw...
Vintage 1920s Street Sweeper Trash Cart City Sanitation Labor Photo Vintage 1920s Street Sweeper Trash Cart City Sanitation Labor Photo

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Vintage 1920s Street Sweeper Trash Cart City Sanitation Labor Photo

$295.00

Textbook occupational portrait, trash can painted Menzies (sp) Street Cleaners, Glenn Falls New York. Sight size measures 3.75 x 5.5” on original mount. Bright, striking image with only minor foxing top edge and along paste line.
Vintage 1910s Baby Giantess Sideshow Performer Candid Home Photo RPPC Vintage 1910s Baby Giantess Sideshow Performer Candid Home Photo RPPC

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Vintage 1910s Baby Giantess Sideshow Performer Candid Home Photo RPPC

$195.00

Ella Ewing, the Missouri Giantess, a woman whose gigantism sealed a fate of performing and death by forty years old. Seen here sweet as anything with a baby on the threshold of her custom built...
Vintage 1920s Circus Zoo Elephant Animal Trainers RPPC Photo Vintage 1920s Circus Zoo Elephant Animal Trainers RPPC Photo

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Vintage 1920s Circus Zoo Elephant Animal Trainers RPPC Photo

$125.00

Each face compelling. Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, nice condition with a few (inoffensive) water spots in development. 
1910s Adirondack Lodge Cabin Indian Baskets Blankets RPPC Photo 1910s Adirondack Lodge Cabin Indian Baskets Blankets RPPC Photo

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1910s Adirondack Lodge Cabin Indian Baskets Blankets RPPC Photo

$125.00

Outstanding. Appears to be a finished log home (see wallpaper construction), sweet grass baskets, Native American blankets and rugs, flag draped, raccoon pelts hanging, two sweet girls posed with their mohair pig and camel pull...
Vintage 1930s Strong Gaze African American Girl Child Celluloid Photo Vintage 1930s Strong Gaze African American Girl Child Celluloid Photo

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Vintage 1930s Strong Gaze African American Girl Child Celluloid Photo

$95.00

Ethereal and gorgeous. Measures 6 x 8”, chip top right and toning at corners - easel wire missing.
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