Place Stanislas, Nancy, France

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Here are a couple of old photos that had been taped together at some point, saved to a photo album, and later wound up in the same antique store in Dearborn, Michigan (on Michigan Ave.) that was mentioned in the last post. Too bad the black photo album paper covers some of the writing on the back. The young man appearing in both photos seems to have signed the back with his first initial and last name, which we can’t determine. But how nice to have a location for the photo on the right:  Place Stanislas, colloquially known as Place Stan’ is a large town square in Nancy, Lorraine, France. The statue in the photo is that of Stanislaw Leszczyński (1677 – 1766) King of Poland, and brother-in-law to King Louis XV of France (1710 – 1774). Presumably the swimming pool photo was also taken in Nancy, but we don’t know for sure. The subject makes reference to his brother, but too much of the writing is hidden. (The water looks cold!)

Two vintage photos, circa 1910s – 1930s.     Size:  About 2 and 1/4 x 3 and 1/4″ each.

Price:  $6.00

Sources:   Place Stanislas. n.d. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_Stanislas. (accessed May 9, 2015).

Stanislaw I. n.d. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanis%C5%82aw_I. (accessed May 9, 2015).

Louis XV of France. n.d. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XV_of_France. (accessed May 9, 2015).

One Of My Favorite Stunts

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Undivided back, Real Photo Postcard, unused with writing. CYKO stamp box shows “Prints at Night” and “Place Postage Stamp Here.” 1904.

Price:  $4.00      Size:  About 5 and 1/2 x 3 and 1/8″

” ‘Jen’   One of my favorite stunts.   Ted.  1904″

Click on the front of this postcard view, then click once more to get the best look at this photo. It shows a young man riding a bicycle while balancing on his shoulder a tall ladder – sideways. Not an easy thing to do! The photo’s unusual border is sort of like a puzzle piece. This postcard, and the following one under the title “Ship Ann?” appear to have both been written by Ted.