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    Posted 7 years ago

    austrohung…
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    When one collects photographies one can sometimes be lucky and get several pictures from the same person (especially if you get them from different sources, although it's not the case with these, which come from the same seller and, in fact, the same purchase).

    Today I want to share the portraits of a couple (in both single and couple portraits) plus one more of the guy.

    It's a bit weird getting them because at some point one feels like is “violating their privacy”, but on the other hand one feels that these pics have been together for already a century and they will remain so until... who knows when, but at least I've done my part in keeping them together.

    there's also some lovely thing about these photos as one can sort of imagine circunstances of this people's lifes... For instance, looking at them I can imagine the woman must be from Riga (and poorer than the guy) and the guy from Berlin... they would probably met in Riga and got engaged and married there and then they both went to Berlin. haha, there's soething really silly about it, I admit it LOL

    I like the couple portrait especially since the guy is sat on a typical Viennese armchair from around 1905. I also love the woman's hat (by the way, is this what's known as a Greenaway hat?). And besides, it's a huge photo. As you can see on pic.4 it's like twice the height of a normal carte de visite and bigger than the usual cabinet format (but still in the narrow format I love so much).

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    CIVIL WAR RARE CDV PHOTOGRAPH BY MATHEW BRADY OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK
    CIVIL WAR RARE CDV PHOTOGRAPH BY MA...
    $115
    Civil War Maj. Gen. Nelson Miles Signed CDV ~ Brady/Anthony, Washington
    Civil War Maj. Gen. Nelson Miles Si...
    $168
    Identified Civil War Era DOCTOR or MEDICAL OFFICER Portrait Photo CDV 4" X 2.5"
    Identified Civil War Era DOCTOR or ...
    $46
    Two Identified Civil War Era DOCTOR or MEDIC Portrait Photographs CDV 4" X 2.5"
    Two Identified Civil War Era DOCTOR...
    $56
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    CIVIL WAR RARE CDV PHOTOGRAPH BY MATHEW BRADY OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SEDGWICK
    CIVIL WAR RARE CDV PHOTOGRAPH BY MA...
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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      These are great.
      I though when I looked at them that they both looked quite young, he can be a bit of a devil, and she is going to be the anchor of their relationship.
      I wonder how they got along in the years ahead?
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for loving them RACER, BLUNDERBUSS, VIOLETR, MUSIKCHOO, MIKE and AGH!

      LOL Racer, isn't this funny? If we see just one photo of a single person we may think "she's beautiful", "he's gorgeous", , "he looks like an evil guy", "she did look like a most lovely woman" (or "a total bitch", LOL), etc... But looking at different pics of the same people we always tend to make out the lifes we think they might have led :)
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your love POPS!
    4. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 7 years ago
      She's bigger than him, if not, he wouldn't sit - what do you think? It's like in the famous picture of Richard Wagner and Cosima:

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Richard_and_Cosima_Wagner.jpg

    5. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 7 years ago
      In fact, it's the contrary of what I remebered, but perhaps for the same rason, who knows.
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      WALKSOFTLY and POPS, thanks for loving them!!!

      COBALT, I didn't know that pic! :) I think it was the usual at the time to show men sat and women standing in couple portraits. This custom changed with time. At my grandparents weddings around 1930 the photographs show my mother's father sat an her mother standing, whereas my father's dad was standing and his mother's sat (I think maybe because she wore both a long veil and a long tail and that was the best way to display all that lace). When my parents and aunts all got married (between the late 1950s and 1970), all of the women were sat in their wedding photographs.
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Austro.................. these are fab!!! very beautiful couple!!
    8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks SEAN! I loved this pics the moment I saw them for sale :P
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      I so agree with you austro, I would have bought them myself as well!! :) Your very welcome austro!!
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your love SHARE, NORDIC and MANI!!!
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for loving MIKE!!!

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