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"© American Stock Photography 1988 / Emotifs a division of Catch publishing, ... The Netherlands" You saw it here first--an unbalanced & ludicrous backwards tricycle built for three, suggesting family usage! Unused postcard, slight toning near the top back edge, otherwise fairly fresh. $3.75 bf
"13 BUG" uncaptioned Azo real photo postcard showing a farmer couple on their tractor pulling their 3 small children behind, aboard on their toy tractor named as we captioned it, little boy doing the steering; minor corner rounding, very light toning on front. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. tfa
"372 EGYPTE. -- Le repas Dittrich / Comptoir Philatélique d'Egypte. -- Alexandrie" showing a well-to-do family attended by a servant at their mealtime, unused black & white carte postale, soft corners. Uncommon card with an uncommon subject. $10.00 ef
"5 MAISON DE VICTOR HUGO -- Victor Hugo et ses Petits-Enfants" with his daughter & son seated on his lap, sepia-tone carte postale with browning edges on back, very late usage at Keene Ohio, 2 pinholes in upper border, light curved mark in border near upper left front. $3.50 af
"525 Peintures Murales du Panthéon. / Idée de famille; par F. Humbert. -- ND Phot." sepia-tone post card on brownish paper, unused, small corner crease. $1.75 af
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"AFRICA ORIENTAL PORTUGUÊSA / RÉGULO DO SABIÉ COM SUA FAMILIA / P. E. A. - NATIVE TRIBES, HABITS AND CUSTOMS" a chief stands with his children & several semi-nude wives, unused black & white bilhete postcard published by Santos Rufino, minor corner wear. $15.00 pfn
"At / Home in Ohio / George V. Voinovich" with his family & a state flag, unused continental postcard, pertinent information on back, fresh appearance. $2.00 pf
"Aus Holland / Plauderstündchen" post card showing a family gathering outdoors to gossip, from a wonderful series depicting everyday-life scenes in color from Verlag Ludwig Simon, Serie 203 IV. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 nf
"BILLY SUNDAY AND FAMILY AT HOME, / MOUNT HOOD, WINONA LAKE, IND. COPR., INBODY." showing the retired National League baseball player (1880's), turned evangelist; real photo postcard mailed 1912 from Canton Ohio to Berlin Ohio, tiny 1/4-inch tear from bottom edge, stress marks to the left of it, slight oxidation consistent with age. Interesting commentary on back: 'Very large crowds attend the meetings last Sunday over 20,000 were present. Bill's oldest boy holding his hat.' Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fri(w)s(b)
"C. Dixon The Youngest Aviator / With His Mother and Sister / Copyright by Aram, Boston." unused postcard, very little toning, good edges. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. bfm
"CONGRESSMAN OLIVER P. BOLTON / Candidate for Congressman-at-Large" showing his family at a split-rail fence, from his campaign for a fourth term serving Ohio's 11th District (eastern Cleveland suburbs) in Washington, unused postcard, fairly fresh. He was from Mentor Ohio & his campaign committee was out of Willoughby. $2.00 po(w)o(m)gf
"COPYRIGHT 1907 // PHOTO BY Grossman / DAYTON, O. // THIER ONLY SUPPORT / Neck broken October 23, 1906, while decorating new office building, / N. C. R., Dayton, O. Was stooped over in the act of removing rubbish, / plank fell striking edgewise on back of neck. / A. Souslin, R. R. 15, Dayton, O." showing the affected family. Unused postcard, upper corner crease just into the image, 2 faint internal creases from the bottom edge just into the image, light album toning both sides. Seldom seen, seldom offered. Shown left. $35.00 o(d)gsf "WILL PAPA EVER BE ABLE TO BUY ME ANY MORE TOYS? / ...(6 line poem) ... / Marion G. Souslin, age, 2 years, 7 months ; weight, 51 pounds. / Son of A. Souslin, who was so unfortunate as to get his neck broken October 23, 1906, while decorating the new N. C. R. office / building, Dayton, Ohio. A. SOUSLIN, R. R. 15, Dayton, O. // TYPOGRAPHICAL / UNION LABEL / DAYTON, O." showing the boy standing amidst an assortment of toys, clutching a baseball bat. Black & white post card with 1907 copyright, from a photo by Grossman in Dayton, light album toning both sides. In those days there was no worker's compensation insurance! Seldom seen; seldom offered. Shown right. $35.00 o(d)gsf
"Country Produce--A Peon Family, Mexico. / 2600 Sonora News Company, City of Mexico" ten in all, standing out-of-doors; color tarjeta postal mailed at Mexico City 1910, light toning on back, minor corner & edge wear. $3.25 m(g)f. Another example, corner crease, ding with discoloration at one back edge. $2.25 mf
"Das kaiserliche Familie in Doorn." Showing the family of Kaiser William II of Germany at their retreat in the Netherlands, where they stayed from 1919 until his death in 1941, sepia-tone post card, faint corner crease. $11.00 rnf
"Dear Friend, / My husband, Lowell / Steinbrenner is running for the / Ohio Senate...." post card with caption from printed writing on back, front is his family, franked with bulk rate 9.3-c mail wagon precanceled stamp. wear at one corner. $2.00 pf-u(p)*
"Domestic Bliss" man holds child while wife sews nearby, black & white postcard mailed 1908, stamp removed, minor corner wear & rounding. $4.25 sf
"ÉDUCATION MATERNELLE. -- La Leçon de Chant" hand-colored / tinted real photo showing two children getting a family singing lesson from their mother at the piano, VBC Série postcard No. 3056, unused & fresh, just a little album toning on the back. $12.00 mfe
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"ELECT RAY SHAFER GOVERNOR" showing him & 6 other family members on front, preprinted 1966 political ad on back & handstamp with the polling location (at the Catto School in Philadelphia) in the address area, fairly fresh. He won. $2.00 pp(p)f
"EXPOSITION D'OEUVRES CHOISIES DE L'ART UNIVERSEL / ... / EXHIBITION OF SELECT WORKS OF WORLD ART / THE SPIRITUAL IMPRINT OF MANKIND" colorful Emaus art depicting a Mexican family for the Mexico 68 exhibition, postcard airmailed with 80-centavos exhibition stamp to New York, good edges. Nice. $2.50 m(g)ef
"Familia mexicana, México." showing a family outside a large adobe house, unused color tarjeta postal, mild corner wear. Circa 1910. $3.50 m(g)f
"FAMILY GROUP, DARIEN INDIANS, REP. OF PANAMA" some semi-nude, unused color post card in horizontal format. Advertising of K. H. Shahani, proprietor of Royal India (Panama hats, silks, perfumes, etc.) in Cristobal Canal Zone on the back. $11.00 gpfpi
"GOYA / LA FAMILIA DE CARLOS IV" a portrait with all standing, sepia-tone fototipia post card mailed in the US, small corner crease & a little edge wear. $3.25 r(s)fa
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"HOLL 1535 HUSH! / CCCLXXXVIII NATIONAL GALLERY, MILLBANK" showing a mother & child by the English painter Frank Holl (done in 1877), unused black & white postcard, tiny spot of very light toning in the front caption area, trivial corner wear. $2.25 a(h)fm
"JULIE / HUBLER / FOR JUDGE / COURT ROOM & BUSINESS EXPERIENCE / ... / FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT" continental advertising postcard picturing her family in color on the back, long upper corner crease, otherwise fairly fresh. $0.75 lfo(f)
"LE / PARIS / 137" showing a family of 3 (1 boy) on a hand tinted real photo post card with deckled & gilded edges, printed in France, light wear near the upper left front corner, otherwise fairly fresh. In the monogram, the lower part of the L is part of the middle of the E. Shown Top left. $6.00 f. Same caption but different grouping, with a little toning at one back edge, slight curl to the paper. Shown top middle. $5.50 f. Another, shown top right, minor wear to the bottom corners, slight curl to the paper. $6.00 f. Lower left: Same image as top left, greatly differing coloration, 1/2" tear at bottom edge. $3.75 f. Lower right: Just a little wear to the lower left front edge, slight curl to the paper. $5.50 f. All illustrated to show the pronounced differences in coloration on the same models. Special for 3 or more: free shipping & handling, sent anywhere!
"Los Indios 'Campas' en el bajo Perené" color postcard from Luis Sablich, numbered 1021 on back, unused. Included is a thatched shelter that is open on all sides, with some baskets hanging down. The grouping is a family of 7 Campa Indians or Campas--standing man, seated woman with 5 children--all clothed, in Eastern Peru. $6.50 pfi*
"Mr. & Mrs. Alex Eckurd" and their family harvesting root vegetables on thier farm, uncaptioned (so we use all the writing on the back) divided-bak real photo postcard with 5 large adherences on back, trivial corner rounding. The distinctive name is mentioned but once on the Internet -- as the father of the groom (undoubtedly one of the 2 boys shown, about 9 years later) in a marriage on 25 Dec 1917 in Champaign County. The Eckurd farm is on present-day State Route 29 just outside of Urbana Ohio. $14.50 o(u)fga
"New! / 'Father's Day'" with realistic art depicting a mother, father & daughter walking down a beach holding hands; unused continental postcard advertising the availability of prints, near mint condition. $1.50 f
"Oberammergau. Mutter u. Kinder beim Schnitzen. / Verlag von Carl Aug. Seyfried & Comp., München" showing a mother & her 2 daughters carving wooden artifacts & souvenirs; unused monochromatic blue-green Postkarte with a little wear at the corners but otherwise fairly fresh for its age (circa 1900). Oberammergau has been an important center for woodcarving since the 12th century, and a school for woodcarvers is located there now. $15.00 bfk
"ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON / COMIC SERIES NO. 1 / COPYRIGHTED 1907 P. HENRY CHICAGO" with signed S. D. Z. art--man's hat blows off, woman screams at kid's attempt to float the picnic basket, etc.; post card mailed 1908, faint corner crease, hint of toning at left front. $3.00 cf
"Our family group" milking a cow; uncaptioned (so we use part of the message) real photo postcard mailed there locally AUG 1909 to T. P. Stanley. The West Liberty in Crawford County did not have a post office, ever, so we know this is Logan County. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. o(w)fa
"Photo by Crowley" otherwise uncaptioned Azo real photo (triangles up) postcard of a large family gathering or reunion of over 12 older people gathered outdoors with many seated at small tables, part of picture has fuzzy focus. $2.75 f
"Photo / 'Wallendas' / Feet-to-Shoulders / on chair / Ringling Circus 1934" Kodak real photo postcard with caption taken from writing on back, a couple dealer erasure marks on back. In those early days there were only 4 Wallendas. They were the only ones that could perform these dangerous feats, and they were indeed with Ringling in 1934. So the captioning on back checks out. Now consider the photography for a moment: no-blur action photo of a strongly backlit subject. Quite simply the best circus postcard we have ever seen. Probably one of a kind. We could find nothing like it on the internet. $65.000 cfgub
"President Carter, wife Rosalyn, and daughter Amy on Mother / Allie's porch, Plains, Ga. / Photo by Charles Plant" unused continental Plastichrome® postcard, serrated edges top & bottom as issued. $1.50 g(p)pf
"PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND FAMILY" sepia-tone real photo postcard with red caption, showing him seated with 7 others standing nearby-- presumably Edith Carow (his second wife), and all 6 of his children (Alice, Theodore Jr., Kermit, Ethel, Archibald & Quentin); post card mailed 1906 from Northville, corner creased twice in caption area, trivial corner wear. $17.50 rpf*
"ROBERT DAY'S RESIDENCE MT. JOY O." with his family outside near the corner porch, sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, tiny spot on back, light toning in the upper left front corner (just sky), low contrast but the detail is there due to good focus. Robert Kenton Day was an Ohio teacher, who became principle of Rarden High School, & conducted normal schools during summer breaks. For several years before his death (in 1923) that high school led the state in graduation rates. $18.00 o(m)fge
"SAILOR'S FAMILY, NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA, 1956 / PHOTOGRAPH BY EVE ARNOLD" postcard in black & white, unused continental post card, good edges. $2.00 vfp
"SPECIAL RECEPTION ROOM OFFER / SAVE 70%
/ YES! Send me
" regular size subscription card, cover image features story on 'Why
Babies Need Friends', unused. Shown middle left. $1.00 sf
"The Burdick / Family 1910 / 1912" caption from writing on front, real photo post card mailed from Providence Rhode Island in 1910, stamp removed, lightly toned front, lightly toned back, low-contrast / grayish. $3.00 fg%
"The COEY BICYCLE ATTACHMENT / Invented and patented by C. A. Coey. / Fits any bicycle. Weighs only eight pounds. / Can be folded when not in use. Can be attached in / three minutes. Greatest seller of the age. Agents / wanted. Order today. First order secures agency. / PRICE $12.00 / C. A. COEY & CO. / D-1424 Michigan Avenue / CHICAGO ILLINOIS" postcard with an enlarged black & white illustration of the attachment on back, mailed 1908 to the Romeo Electric Light Plant at Romeo Michigan. Astonishing illustration: a man, woman & child each on their own bicycle riding a railroad track, stabilized to the rail they are not on by the device. [And, hopefully, not encountering a train coming from the other direction! The postcard never stated the detachment time!] This device ostensibly made a smooth paved road out of a railroad track, or so they thought. By showing a family on an outing, the ad is essentially saying "Safe enough for your entire family." By showing a woman riding a bicycle not in a public place and with her husband, she is not being depicted as the loose woman some of her day might have thought. No other offers or displays of this advertising when we searched the internet; all we could find were black & white ads that appeared in a few magazines & journals of the time. So the inventors did try to make money from the invention, but evidently their efforts did not last long. Surprised? We venture to say that the publicity of a few unfortunate accidents put this bad idea to a well-deserved rest. Hopefully not many horrific family outings resulted. $180.00 bi(c)ar(u)fg(c)
"The happy family. Cawston Ostrich Farm, / South Pasadena, Calif." color postcard, lightly toned back. The concept that birds have families & emotions is rather unusual to be acknowledged on a postcard. $5.00 (ofc)
"The Pet of the Family. R. Epp." art showing the feeding of a baby by its mother, unused Tuck post card chromographed in Saxony, mild corner & edge wear. $3.75 ft
"The pets of the family. / 3336 J. G. Hatton, Mexico." shows a family of 5 with a chicken, a donkey, and a pig; post card mailed 1905 to Ohio, stamp damaged, corner wear & rounding. $4.50 mf
"The simple life, the homely hearth, / With beauty's where surrounding..." signed Ryan art in an embossed frame with flowers, showing a family beside a 4-line poem, published by Winsch, numbered A-167 on back, minor wear at corners, fresh appearance from the front. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 afpw
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Uncaptioned real photo post card showing tourist family standing before ancient ruins, mailed from Athens (cancel ink on front, stamp removed), minor corner wear, yellowish paper on back. $3.00 (gf)
Uncaptioned VELOX real photo post card of a family seated on a large screened porch with wall decorated by collage of large advertising images, lightly toned front, fuzzy focus. $2.75 if
"WA0RWM" colorful Abercrombie North Dakota QSL post card used 1969, small photo of sender Lois A. Jorgensen's family & their equipment stapled to the back. Nice. $3.75 nfg Same mailed 1968 but no photo, corner crease, minor wear to bottom corners. $1.50 ng
"WATCH FOR THE ORIGINAL Wilken Family Covered Wagon / It's our Family Whiskey, Neighbor-and Neighbor, It's your price!" showing a covered wagon drawn by four donkeys, signed 'GREATEST WHISKEY BUY / IN THE WORLD'; black & white postcard, toned both sides, writing on back erased, long creases. Distilled at Schenley & sold throughout Pennsylvania. As is. $7.50 ap(s)fg
"We her send you our picture of our home in Wauneta Nebr ... Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Gant & family" who sit out on their porch; sepia-tone real photo mailed there (July 1911 DPO hand cancel ties stamp), mild corner wear & rounding, a couple tiny spots of cancel ink on front. Possibly unique: no printed caption, no photographer credit, no publisher information. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ngf
"Words of Comfort" with Thomas Faed art portraying a man reading to his family from their Bible, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back for Dr. Jayne's Expectorant from merchant John F. Colburn in Newport Michigan, fresh appearance & vivid colors. How families used to spend quality time together before the advent radio or television. A high-quality example of chromolithographic printing. $8.00 faammrg
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