Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jackson's Spectregraph Photos

Bradford D. Jackson, 103 Monroe St., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Portrait of Frances Orpha Magher at the age of 5-6
Cabinet Card, ca. 1895
"JACKSON'S Spectregraph Photos.
The Most Attractive Style of Portrait ever introduced.
Five different pictures without changing the position.
All made at one sitting."
Collection Heinz-Werner Lawo

B.D. Jackson (ca.1850-1937) was born in Sullivan, Ohio; the "B" stood for Bradford, and the "D" came from his nickname Dan. He began his career as a portrait photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1901, in search of a better climate, he moved to Pomona, California where he purchased a portrait studio. In addition to portrait work, he began photographing the surrounding towns and the mountains and beaches of Southern California. Jackson lived and worked at various times in Pomona, Los Angeles,Pasadena, Hollywood, La Canada, Glendora, La Crescenta, and Glendale, all of which figure in his work. Eventually he gave up the portrait aspect of the business and concentrated on landscape views for the production of stereographs and postcards.
The B. D. Jackson Collection of Negatives and Photographs ist archived at the the Huntington Library.

B. D. Jackson used the portrait of Frances O. Magher for advertisement. He printed a rasterized photo on a note which he glued onto the back of other cabinet card portraits he made. The ad says: “Five different Pictures all taken at one time without changing the position”.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

La Casa de las Maravillas Fotográficas

Photo Novelties, Preciados, 16. Madrid, Spain
La Casa de las Maravillas Fotográficas
Tarjeta Postal, 1917, Size: 8,3 x 13,5 cm
"A mi Mamita con un beso de su José Manuel 20-5-917"
Collection Heinz-Werner Lawo

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Maud Clark at the Reflex Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

Reflex Studio, 73 Manners St., Wellington, New Zealand
Postcard from the Clark / Lett Family Collection
Courtesy: Horowhenua Historical Society Inc.

"Reflex Photography.
The latest novelty in up-to-date Photography will shortly be seen at the REFLEX STUDIO, 73, Manners-street (under Everybody's), Wellington. SEE YOURSELF AS OTHERS SEE YOU.
Five Positions at one Sitting. Prize: 3 post cards. 2s 6d or 9s dozen."
Advertisement in: Wellington Evening Post, Volume XCV, Issue 114, 14 May 1918, Page 5, Column 5  

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Emil Schrappen, St. Louis, Missouri

Emil Schrappen was the grandfather of Christine Puchalla who found this postcard in her family papers and sent the image to me.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Alex Wnukowski

Found in the family papers of Lee J. Pryor. More information to come.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Poker - all five all in

Myers-Cope Co., 1521 & 1635 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.
Postcard, Atlantic City Souvenir, Stampbox: ARTURA
Collection Heinz-Werner Lawo

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Comunidade da Primeira Comunhão

Photography by H. Raffaelli, Sao Paulo, late 1930ies
Size 17,5 x 23,0 cm, hand tinted lips and background
Collection Heinz-Werner Lawo

This image gives the idea of the First Holy Communion an interesting twist. What about the first communion with yourself as an other?
She is trying hard not to look at her mirror images by looking into that book which will fix her identity.

There is a photographers blind stamp in the lower right corner:
I read: "H Raffaelli / S PAULO". But I could not find any information about this photographer. Perhaps the name is Roffaells, or Poffaelli, or Taffaelli or the town is not Sao Paulo in Brazil. If you have any information or other photos like this please contact me.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Etienne de Lassus Saint-Geniès (1887-1979)

Photographer Lucien Gaulard, Marseille
Postcard (Carte Postale) with the photographers French copyright blindstamp in the lower right corner: L. GAULARD. PHOT. /
The sitter Etienne de Lassus Saint-Geniès was, at that time, Lieutenant in a cavalry regiment (Dragons). He served in Macedonia, in the marshes of the Vardar, near Salonique. The photo has been taken during the last days of October 1915.
For more information click here: Etienne de Lassus Saint-Geniès
Private Collection, France
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