Twin Girls with Bows

Real Photo Postcards

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  • Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, California

    A real photo postcard.

  • Wheelbarrowing among the Rocks


  • Just Leaving Milwaukee

    Just leaving Milwaukee with a drink in hand and a gun at the ready! Yikes!


  • Two Women and a Wheelbarrow

    A real photo postcard.

  • Bought 4th Liberty Bonds, 1918

    This real photo postcard seems similar to one of Arthur Mole's "living photographs"--World War I-era photos "in which tens of thousands of soldiers, reservists, and other members of the military were arranged to form massive compositions." Note the biplan…

  • I Look as Though I Didn't Have a Friend in the World

    A friends photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. "I look as though I didn't have a friend in the world in this picture, don't I?" An unused real photo postcard with no postmark or address. I'm not sure that the poor fellow looks as friendless as he th…


  • On the Lam with Uncle Sam

    A real photo postcard view of a parade, possibly part of an Independence Day celebration, somewhere in the United States. Uncle Sam is marching along with a group of musicians dressed in what look like World War I-era military uniforms, while men in civil…

  • A Light from Above

    A flaw in this real photo postcard makes it look like a lightning bolt--or some other strange light from above?!--has singled out this little girl, who for some inexplicable reason seems to be sitting by herself on a chair in the middle of a field.

  • Frozen Water Tower

    A real photo postcard. Date and location unknown.


  • Two Woman Posing for a Boardwalk Souvenir, Atlantic City, N.J.

    Early beach attire in Atlantic City, New Jersey--women in swimsuits for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. Printed on the back of this real photo postcard: "Atlantic City Souvenir. Photo by Phillips, 1619 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J."

  • Twin Girls with Bows

    For previous comments about this real photo postcard, see the discussion on Flickr: Two Girls with Bows.

  • Mirror Photograph of Girl with Bow, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Printed on the back of this real photo postcard: "Shapiro Multigraph, 302 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa."


  • A Girl and Her Dog

    A real photo postcard. See also a detail showing a close-up of the purse that the girl is holding. For a discussion regarding what kind of purse it is, see Flickr: A Girl and Her Dog. Handwritten on the back: "Louise Creighton. Born in year 1910."

  • A Girl and Her Dog (Detail)

    Detail from A Girl and Her Dog showing a close-up of the purse that the girl is holding. For a discussion regarding what kind of purse this is, see Flickr: A Girl and Her Dog. Handwritten on the back of this real photo postcard: "Louise Creighton. Born i…

  • Buzzing the Beach in a Biplane, Los Angeles, Calif.

    Fortunately, the two aeronautical gents pictured here in this souvenir real photo postcard are safely ensconced in a photographer's studio and aren't actually risking catastrophe by flying low over the heads of oblivious beachgoers. The "Los Angeles" and…


  • Palais de Versailles

    A tour group poses for a souvenir photo at the Palace of Versailles in France.

  • The Bridal Party

    A real photo postcard showing the women who participated in an all-female mock wedding, date and location unknown.

  • A Girl and Her Parents at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa.

    A real photo postcard (no. 2181, according to the photographer's notation) showing a family posing for a souvenir picture at Devil's Den, which is an outcropping of massive granite boulders located on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Adams County, Pennsylva…


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