at work in Barron, Wisconsin. Canceled 1916, Back has local message. Tiny
crease at upper right. VG+
Bldg. N.Y. City, Fire, Jan. 9th, 1912, Broadway. To look at those icicles is
to know how cold it must have been. Done by D.C. Roberts of Hoboken.
image of early bathers at Tippecanoe Lake, Indiana.
Inbody photo (marked on back). Un, EX
photo of Camp Fire Girls, Elizabeth Lyman Lodge Y.W.C.A., (Minneapolis). Un,
early back, VG+
real photo shows a Chicago laundry truck up close, you can see folded
laundry in the truck. (Root and Wallis). Cancel, Aug. 25, 1910, Chicago.
near Belpre, Kansas. Scene is back somewhat so you can see all the
equipment and people. Very clear, early back, Un, EX
different but clear photos of Cheyenne Frontier Days, 1932. All cards by
"Out West Photo."All cards unused,
$60.00 for three cards
view of one of the gold mines in Juneau, Alaska. Unused, AZO back 1924-1949,
unused, very light wear on front left, overall VG+
photo of Carlsbad Cave done by Leck studio, their stamp is on back. It
also has a stamp that says it was "written 750 ft. underground." Gov. Moody
of Texas is pointed out on front of photo. One-cent stamp on back but
RP702-A Sherburne, NY photo of a doctor's office, Dr. Gould's office.
Photo stamped on back by Myer & Co. of Syracuse, NY.
It looks like he was an "ear, nose and throat" physician. Unused, near Mint.
small men and a large barrel of Kodak film make this postcard unusual.
The montage makes it special. Printed by Lisk Twins of Manhattan,
Kansas. Large blue stamp on back. Unused, very small amount of corner
wear, very small amount of blue stamp on front. VG+
real photo is an interior of a dark room. Photos, looking postcard
size, are laid out on a table. The stamp on back lists Violet Studio in the
arcade in Nashville, Tenn. Unusual interior, light corner wear; overall VG+
taxidermy from 1936 advertises on back. Card is canceled from York,
Penna. Very light cancel shadow on front. Used, VG+
man's face is surrounded by lots of cards, "Kennedy Kards." The cards
are too square to be postcards but are used to advertise 1909 styles.
Unused, Light silvering, EX
INBODY PHOTO of Elkhart, IN pictures the 57th annual session of the Indiana
Conference of the Evangelical Association for the First Church in
Elkhart...April 1-5, 1909. Uncommon. Very clear as Inbody's
photos usually are. EX
real photo shows 6 children and 1 teacher making drawn lace. Photo is
early...canceled on back for Brownsville, TX to New Orleans, 1905 (undivided
back). Good detail, EX
Lumier, 1941, sits in front of the rubber barrel which took him over Niagara
Falls in 1928. Signed on front with autograph and date. Un,
pencil writing back, overall EX
young boy in western gear rides a black horse. Studio on Wallace St.,
in Chicago, IL as advertised on back. Handwriting on back names child
and gives date of Aug. 15, 1911. Otherwise unused, EX
|RP591-A very rare
photo of "Dawsons Dancing Dolls and the Great Children's Carnival."
The Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic City, NJ, used 1910. Front of card
has very light silvering; overall in great shape; back has 4 places where
black paper adheres but it doesn't effect
front. Print on back identifies photography studio. VG
photo image of a famous tree in Longwood, Florida. Specs are given on
left side of card and a man standing to the right throws the tree into
perspective. Un, EX
real photo shows an unusual view of whaling. A large section of
blubber hangs over the side in front of lots of men. Has the
Unalaska-Alaska cancel on back dated May 11, 1936. Someone has
written in pencil it was Aleutian Islands which had a pop. of 1,322.
unusual real photo is a super close view of a taxidermist's work-in-progress!
Owl, ducks, birds and rabbits...in various states of completion. The large bird
(hawk?) that dominates the center of image reveals the work being done on its wings. Un,
early Velox stamp box, EX
large and very clear photo of a gasoline engine by Vigneau Mfg. Company of
Detroit, Michigan. Unused, EX
composition of this "hunting" real photo is what sets it apart from many others.
A line-up of 5 hunters stand behind a white mountain goat. In the foreground
stag horns run across the bottom edge of photo. "Sawtooth Hunters" is
written on the card near top left. The identification of photographer is stamped on
back of card as : E.C. Eckert, Boise, Ida. Un, card has early AZO stamp box,
couple of boys stand in front of the food market in Panama. Photo
taken by C. L. Chester in 1908. Un, EX
this photo montage by Martin, the fish is longer than the boat. Copyrighted
in 1911 making it hard to find. Unused, near Mint.
RP534-The large (and rare) close-up of sheep by Martin.
Copyrighted in1910 by the Post Card Co. in Toronto. Sm. am't
of surface dirt on rear; overall VG+
real photo shows Sonny from Miami, Florida wrestling an alligator.
Crisp image shows a section of Pirates Cove. Unused, stamp box dates from
RP535-A good close-up of a prison dining room in Waupun, Wisconsin.
The men, some in striped clothes, all face the back of the image. Un,
Kruxo on back, EX
RP536-A real photo image of Gay's Lion Farm in California. The
pictures shows a large pyramid of lions with a man to the far right.
Un, DOPS Stamp box (1925-1942); EX
RP520-Not too many real photos show the front of a bakery/confectionary plus
a horse-drawn wagon like this one does.
The photo pc is from Argo, Illinois and shows the local proprietor as Ludvik
Skaruda. Advertised on the truck is "Bohemian Pure Rye Bread." Very
light crease (small) near edge; early stamp box; overall VG+
RP532-This is a rare companion card to the mules exaggeration by
Martin. This real photo shows a team of horses. Copyright 1910
by Canadian Post Card Co., PU 1910 also. Tiny smudge under title; overall EX
RP524-This real photo shows a 55000 barrel of oil after burning 24
hours. From Jinks, OK (one does wonder about town name).
Canceled from Sapulpa in 1908. Light yellowing on back; overall VG+
RP528-A close-up of an early Woolworth Company 5 and 10 Cent Store.
Un, minimal dirt on back; overall VG+
RP527-A Cherokee woman makes a piece of pottery. Other
specimens are on front of porch. Un, Cherokee, NC., early DOPS stamp
box, 1925-1942. Slightly rounded corners; overall VG+
RP529-Fish abound in the waters near the Pike-Hole Resort which was,
from the looks of this card, a hunting lodge at Cass Lake in Minn. The
card has a Martin-like expertise. Un, early real photo back, EX
RP530-A real photo after the tornado of 1917 hit Newcastle, IN.
The real photo was done by Funk and Linson of Bellfontaine, Ohio.
Early back, overall EX
RP531-A little girl plays with 2 teddies along with a bed and doll
house. Photo by C.M. Nelson, 1907. "R. C. Co., Selling agents of
Boston, Mass." appears on back. Early, undivided back, light
silvering; overall VG++
RP526-Two men with the tools of their trade stand on a felled tree.
Image taken in Sumas, Washington. PU, 1907; overall VG
RP511-This real photo C.Y. & N. RY from Bruo, Wisconsin is of a motor
car. It is marked as a Giddings photo and is a terrific close-up.
You can see a few people in the car as well as the tracks it ran on.
Message on back but not PU. EX
RP519-This real photo postcard features a man with an extremely fancy
pair of longhorns. His name, (Bertillion) is listed on the back as the
owner from Texas (the town name is given also but the handwriting is
too fancy for me to be certain). Early AZO stamp box; Un, pen writing on
back, light crease at bottom; overall VG+
RP515-This is a rare issue of a black man as an RFD carrier for
Townville, PA. The photo is slightly hazy in lower left, but; overall
is very clear on the location (also it was bought in PA). The town name and
the U.S. Mail Rural No. 70 are easy to read. Undivided back, one-cent Kruxo back; light silvering, VG
RP514-A girl in old-fashioned dress holds a doll
with two others in the adjoining buggy. A white cat sitting in the
rocking chair and a parrot overhead complete this wonderful photo. Early Cyko stamp box; Un, some tiny brown dots at bottom left; overall VG+
RP516-This is a clear, crisp real photo of the
gold country at Plymouth, California, and the mine there. Small light brown
spots near lower right on back, overall EX. Un, Azo stamp box on
reverse. Someone has written on back, in pencil, this is the Amador
Co. of that town.
RP517-A real photo multi-view of New Effington, South Dakota. The
images include one of the depot. PU with 2-cent stamp; light crease
(approx. 1/2 in. from upper left; overall VG+.
RP502-A steam shovel belonging to the Truax Traer Coal Company takes the
coal from some cars in Velva, North Dakota. The name of the coal
company is printed on the front of the card as well as on the back of the
shovel. The card is very clear but does have some light creasing along right
RP503-The best way to describe this postcard is to repeat the message
on front: "2/25/09...Eli A. Smith, US Mail Carrier, and wolf team, passing
through Sheldon, Iowa en route to Alaska on a $10,000 wager."
(most probably a miner) sits in a dirt path with his belongings, including a frying pan,
on one side and his dog loaded down with supplies on the other. The photo is marked
"Alaska" in lower right corner. Un, early AZO stamp box, EX
real photo shows a group of men "decking logs" for a lumber company in Bowler,
Wisconsin. Marked as a Parfitt Postal in the negative. Un, early AZO stamp box, EX
not unusual to find great real photo images of fire trucks, but cards like
this one which have a close-up group portrait of the whole fire department
are not as common. These men are the fire fighters of Wheatland, Iowa in
1914. Note the Chief, the assistant Chief and
Foreman are identified. A terrific piece of local history. PU 1914; some surface
soil on back of card; light edge wear; overall VG+
real photo has a super close-up of the 'first gold taken out of Shushanna. Value
$3,430.00." This was one of the 5 upper mine sites in Kennecott which is now a
ghost town. A great Alaskan mining item. Un, early AZO stamp box, EX
unusual real photo of a dead cougar. Info on front tells us it was killed on June
19, 1910 at Uvalde, Texas (message on back says it was 25 miles outside of town) by
Bunting Collins. Length of 7 ft. 6 in. and weight of 252 lbs. That sounds like
a very large cat. Postal used on back from Uvalde, Texas in 1910 with a very clear
photo alligator image certainly grabs the attention. A line up of dead alligators,
their mouths propped open to show teeth, runs across the foreground while a group of men
squat in the background... no doubt, the hunters. Identified as Bayano River,
a major river in PANAMA
Un, EKKP stamp box used 1904-1950. Some light surface soil on back; overall EX
|RP146-The men in
this real photo proudly show off their guns as well as the spoils of their hunt.
Titled, "The Result of Two Days Hunting near Grayling." It's a great image
of an early campsite and men 'roughing it.' Un, early AZO stamp box (1904-1918), EX+
photo image looks so improbable that I had a fellow dealer insist it was an exaggeration
card. I think it is an actual slice of Wisconsin 'lumber' life! The title
says "38 cords Bark" which would make a much lighter load than logs.
"Souvenir of Phillips, Wis." appears in upper left. Along the bottom is a
1907 copyright by Swen Alfred Johnson. A super photo. Un, early Velox stamp
I have seen many real photo images of farm machinery, I haven't seen any taken from the
perspective of this one...right above the working equipment. The text, "The
Automatic Thresher" appears on front as well as photographer's name
"Hibbard." There is handwritten info on back as follows: "Huber or
Northwest steam engine - Northwest 2 side feeder." Un, early AZO stamp box, EX
a number of old lumber industry postcards that make their appeal by placing a few people
beside trees of tremendous girth. This real photo, wins my
attention, perhaps because the trees are huge, or perhaps because the men look
so naturally relaxed, or perhaps because the devastated landscape behind them makes such a
contrast to the smooth surface of the trees. Text at bottom reads, "28000 ft.
Spruce, Smith Powers Camp, Coos Co. Oregon." PU from Redmond OR., one very small red
mark to left of standing man; overall EX
clear real photo shows Lorin A. Wood beside his large model of "Old Ironsides."
The model was 25 1/2 ft long, 14 ft. high, and had 20,000 pieces. He resided
in Southerlin, Oregon. The card is postally used from Aresia, CA in 1938. Very
light corner wear; overall EX
find postcards like this one enchanting. It shows 3 roosters on a table with a very
fancy wooden chair providing a backdrop to the image. The text reads, "Bred
and owned by A. B. Conger, Elkon, S.D." The pride of ownership is
palpable! Un, early photo stamp box, EX
|RP120-Due to its
clarity and great contrast this farming scene in South Dakota rises above the standard
fare. It was cancelled from a town in SD but the name is faint. It has 7
letters and begins with 'S' and ends in 'r,' so I am guessing that it might very well be
Spencer, SD. In any event, the image is so strong it stands on its own as a great
image of Western farming in the early 20th Century. PU, EX
logging scenes that are as clear and well-composed as this
card are few and far between.
The photographer's name, written on the support the men are standing on, is given as C.J. Ruppenthal. Beneath this name
(in the white sky area) is given another name:
Frank Osterloth, 1916. The sender on back is given as Knut Knutson and it was
addressed to Galloway, WI; however, card was not used. Un, early CYKO stamp
location is unknown but if you were looking for a vintage close-up real photo of miners
you could hardly do better than this. Images of this sort are rarely found, the more
common mining cards covered the locations and disasters rather than personal portraits.
The two men are standing in front of what is surely a deep shaft. Un, light
silvering, especially on border around image; very tiny crease in upper right corner;
of people are grouped to form the image of a 'living American flag.' This card is
postally used from Salt Lake City, UT in 1909 and is no doubt linked to the GAR convention
held there at that time. PU, EX