Category Archives: RPPCs

1928 Bulgarian Duo

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Bulgarian duo dated 28 Dec. 1928. Private Collection

A duo that took their picture during the Holidays of 1928. I don’t know if anyone else but me is seeing this, but the buddy on the right reminds me of one of the dancers in Madonna’s Vogue music video of the 90’s, but if he were in his teens.

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Close-up.


Photographer:
Foto-Lux. Shumen,Bulgaria.

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What’s not to love? II

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A Cocker Spaniel and his owner. 1910’s RPPC. Private Collection.

So sweet! This real photo postcard dates from the late 1910’s, this young gent in cap and dotted bowtie casually posing with his Cocker Spaniel companion, on the steps of a house’s front porch. He’s not looking at the camera but is posing like one would in a modern photoshoot!

This is the third photo in this collection of gents from the period with their beloved pets. The others are here and here.


Mr. Handsome with the twinkly eyes

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1910’s young man. Private Collection.

This handsome young gentleman (only identified as C.H.P.) has a twinkle in his eyes as if none of life’s negativity had yet to darken his soul, but this photo most likely dates to around the Great War. His hair is swept up too; it remains conservative but just a bit different, as any youth would attempt to be.

His breast pocket with the buttons is an interesting detail. With his ample cut suit and collared shirt I’d date this excellent portrait to be from the mid to late 1910’s.
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On the Packard arcade studio car

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Duo on prop Packard. Arcade studio RPPC. Click to enlarge. Private collection.

Another  studio arcade real photo postcard to add to this collection. Photographers sometimes used real cars, but since Packards cost a fortune, the next best thing would have been to have one painted! These two caught my eye with their similar pose and expression. The dotted tie with the tweed cap of the gent in front is a nice combo too.

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Close-up. Click to enlarge.

RPPC: AZO triangles. 1904-1918

Photographer: Slater’s Interurban Post Card Studio. 430 Superior St. Toledo, Ohio.


The bowler hatted benefactor

RPPC vignette. Private Collection.

RPPC vignette. Private Collection.

This is one of the first RPPCs I got. I had to have at least one vignette portrait of a gent in a bowler. This one wrote to a lady named Roxie. He made good on a promise and gave her something -with the postcard picture of himself- that would help her father ‘next spring when he plants corn’. What it was is lost to time, but this seems like it was a thoughtful message and nice gesture. And maybe getting into the good graces of the father does help. :)

 

 

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Celebrating one year on WordPress with this fine group

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“The Tilted Hats”. RPPC. Private Collection.

The first person who attracted my attention was the gent in the bowler, I love the way he tilted his head in the opposite direction of the hat. And then I noticed his friends; the charming one next to him tilting his head too, and the others with the hat sideways or to the back.

I don’t think I have a favorite in this group; they all took a good picture. There must have been a joke or two about how the camera made the tough looking middle one quite blurry, and I think his nose was broken too.

And the front left nature boy with his neck scarf, undone collar and cane reminiscent of a branch. The teen to the front right looks like he was the younger brother of the one standing left.

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Click for larger image.

All in all, a fine Edwardian group who must have made quite an impression! And with them goes one year of blogging on WordPress with 416 posts!

RPPC: AZO triangles, 1904-1918


U.S.S.Nevada sailor Robert Flowers

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U.S.S. Nevada sailor Robert “Bob” Flowers. RPPC. 1910’s-20’s. Private Collection.

The U.S.S Nevada was launched in 1914. This sailor with an air of confidence may have been one of the first to have manned it.

During the Great War the ship was based in Bantry Bay, Ireland, to protect the supply convoys sailing to and from Great Britain.

RPPC: CYKO. 1904-1920s.


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