Biographic & Vernacular Photos

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1920s Dead Honest Prostitute Studio Portrait RPPC 1920s Dead Honest Prostitute Studio Portrait RPPC

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1920s Dead Honest Prostitute Studio Portrait RPPC

$295.00

There is nothing romantic here, she is resigned to a client or a madam behind this camera. Sitting slumped and disinterested, cheap night gown with straps pulled down and black stockings rolled to bare her...
1910s Cake Make Do Porch Bakery Photo RPPC 1910s Cake Make Do Porch Bakery Photo RPPC

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1910s Cake Make Do Porch Bakery Photo RPPC

$95.00

Wonderful! Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, sunlight sepia real photo postcard in nice condition with soiling at margins. Identified on reverse in modern hand, Cassandra PA.
1900s Victorian Children at Play w/ KITE 1900s Victorian Children at Play w/ KITE

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1900s Victorian Children at Play w/ KITE

$125.00

Striking juxtaposition and beyond rare subject. Mount measures 6 x 7” with developer’s wipe at right and edge wear.  
1910s Young Woman Graduate Robe & Dog Studio Photo RPPC 1910s Young Woman Graduate Robe & Dog Studio Photo RPPC

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1910s Young Woman Graduate Robe & Dog Studio Photo RPPC

$125.00

Remarkable for the time. Celebrating higher education with a loyal dog at her feet, both historically very male portrait tropes. Real photo postcard measures 3.5 x 5.5”, heavy development reads warm and mottled. Signed Meadville...
Vintage 1920s Modest Woman Risque Lingerie Studio Photo Vintage 1920s Modest Woman Risque Lingerie Studio Photo

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Vintage 1920s Modest Woman Risque Lingerie Studio Photo

$125.00

Most endearing precisely because she is not yet confident in her beauty, with averted eyes and lax posture.  Studio or practicing photographer for certain, great lighting and professional size (5 x 7”). Likely an artists...
1890s African American Domestic Servants Children Dogs Portrait Photo 1890s African American Domestic Servants Children Dogs Portrait Photo

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1890s African American Domestic Servants Children Dogs Portrait Photo

$550.00

Heart warming (and unusual) mementos. Each man and woman recorded holding a cherished child or family pet. Cabinet photo cut into three individual portraits, likely for a CDV album. Found in Georgia.  
Vintage 1910s Family Portrait w/ DOG Photo RPPC Vintage 1910s Family Portrait w/ DOG Photo RPPC

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Vintage 1910s Family Portrait w/ DOG Photo RPPC

$125.00

Startling warmth amongst hard faces.   Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very nice condition with rich tones.
1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo 1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo

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1900s Integrated African American Caretaker Father Itinerant Photo

$450.00

INCREDIBLE circumstance and details in the itinerant’s backdrops (photographs on the ground behind) and clothing. Identified Beallsville PA. Mount measures 6 x 8”, very nice condition with edge wear.
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19thc Compelling Hidden Father Baby Cabinet Photo 19thc Compelling Hidden Father Baby Cabinet Photo

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19thc Compelling Hidden Father Baby Cabinet Photo

$95.00

Crouched just behind the chair, the brim of his hat most noticeable. Gorgeous calico dress and Native American beaded necklace on the babe.    Measures 4.25 x 6.5" with significant damage to bottom edge and...
1920s Man Dramatic Curved Spine Medical Portrait Photo RPPC 1920s Man Dramatic Curved Spine Medical Portrait Photo RPPC

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1920s Man Dramatic Curved Spine Medical Portrait Photo RPPC

$295.00

Rather sympathetic and beautiful portrait for a medical assessment, photographer's studio backdrops intentionally minimized.  Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very nice condition with thumb crease near bottom left. AZO stamp block, paper at least made in...
1930s Compelling Elder Con Man Portrait Photo RPPC 1930s Compelling Elder Con Man Portrait Photo RPPC

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1930s Compelling Elder Con Man Portrait Photo RPPC

$125.00

Striking dress of a man who has clearly lived. Squire Skimp is a reference to a lovable con man on a radio comedy (Lum and Abner) that ran through the 1940s. Measures 3.5 x 5.5”,...
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