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

$195.00

Simply another world. Tiny gem measures only 2.25 x 3" in very nice condition.  
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...
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...
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.
Vintage 1940s African American Woman Bible Preacher Photo RPPC Vintage 1940s African American Woman Bible Preacher Photo RPPC

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Vintage 1940s African American Woman Bible Preacher Photo RPPC

$295.00

Strong woman, beautiful pose reminiscent of centuries old religious art. Unidentified and signed Herring Studio, Hannibal MO. Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very good condition with edge and top left corner creases.
Vintage 1950s Sideshow Giant Performer Circus Wagon Candid Photo Vintage 1950s Sideshow Giant Performer Circus Wagon Candid Photo

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Vintage 1950s Sideshow Giant Performer Circus Wagon Candid Photo

$125.00

Fantastically endearing. Backstage and between shows, seems to be reading a letter from home. Measures 3.5 x 5.5”, very nice condition. 
Vintage 1927 Fashion Flapper Beauty Woman Dog Steel Mill Color Art Photo Vintage 1927 Fashion Flapper Beauty Woman Dog Steel Mill Color Art Photo

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Vintage 1927 Fashion Flapper Beauty Woman Dog Steel Mill Color Art Photo

$450.00

Striking juxtaposition against a snowy industrial backdrop, identified Donora (Pittsburgh PA).  Clipped corners as original, nice condition with minor nicks to edge and corner crease bottom left. Impressive 9 x 14" will be graphic on a...
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