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Photography Themed Tradecard for Mokaska Coffee - Somewhat Racist

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Cameras813 of 1297Unknown year, and model LinhofMacabre Photography Trade Card - late 1890s / 1900s
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Posted 6 years ago

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Hopefully no one is offended by this, but I was attracted to the photography theme (photographer with wood & brass camera) as well as the oddly humerous sitting. As background, there was a time in early photography in which subjects were very nervous in front of a camera. I recently acquired an amazing 1850 book with a wonderful story of a farmer sitting for his first photograph. It seems that this is a recurring theme ... first haircut, first picture, etc. In researching Mokaska Coffee, it appears the company created numerous tradecards of varying themes and subjects. I'm a bit baffled by this particular choice of imagery, but from a photohistory point of view it tells a timeless story.


  1. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking and feedback AmberRose and officialfuel!
  2. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
    Thanks, tommy1002.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
    Want to hear about the farmer. Too long?
  4. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
    Thanks, kerry10456.

    blunderbuss2 ... I'll post the story about the farmer with a scan of a wonderful 1850 engraving of the story scene next week. Thanks for looking.
  5. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
    Thanks Hardbrake, chevy59, and vintagemad!
  6. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
    Thanks, packrat, Manikin, and mustangtony!
  7. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
    Thanks, bratjdd!
  8. rniederman rniederman, 4 years ago
    Thanks, aghcollect!
  9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
    HOW ABSOLUTELY GREAT IS THIS?? want one too for my collection.
  10. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
  11. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
    Thanks, kyratango!

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