A happy young man out for a ride on his pony on a winter’s day. We see a house in the far distance, a row of small trees or bushes (maybe fruit trees) and in the foreground what appears to be wagon or buggy wheel ruts in the snow. The time-frame for the postcard is about 1907 – 1918 due to the AZO stamp box with all four triangles pointing up.
Divided back, unused, Real Photo Postcard. AZO stamp box, circa 1907 – 1918.
Great Real Photo Postcard of guy in suit and bow tie, posing in front of the photographer’s backdrop of what appears to be a seaside scene. He looks to be about 30 or 40ish, age-wise. Love the expression and the hands behind the back pose.
The backdrop is a scene showing a very long building, possibly a hotel; the type that one might have found in a seaside resort town, that might also house various amusements like arcade machines, a carousel, and a ballroom for dances. You can see five or six beach umbrellas in the foreground which help to identify the type of scene depicted here.
Real Photo Postcard, unused. The AZO stamp box has two triangles pointing up and two pointing down. Guessing this card is from the late 1910s to early ’20s.
Another beautiful young woman posing with what appears to be a vase. Love her pose, the large hair bow, the double rows of buttons on her skirt and blouse, and her lovely, rather dreamy expression. If you look closely at the fabric on her right sleeve you will see that it is of a light plaid pattern. I believe this photo dates from around 1910 – 1915, somewhere around there, after having visited other sites and blogs regarding women’s clothing and bows. Also the back of the card shows the very important stamp box information of AZO with all four corner triangles pointing upward. AZO refers to Kodak Professional AZO Paper, a popular photographic paper used in producing real photo postcards. The AZO stamp box varied over time, and is very helpful in dating old photos.
There are a couple of unfortunate marks on the woman’s face. If I ever have nothing to do (ha!) I will work on this one in Photoshop to get a nicer copy.
Real Photo Postcard, divided back, unused. AZO stamp box. Circa 1910 – 1915.