Today I bring you a few finds from the salvaged furniture and curio shop Revival in Lincoln Heights, and Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park (L.A.).
This kind of postcard from the late 19th-early 20th century–a personal photograph with message space on the back–is known as a cabinet card. Notice all the cabinet cards in the window in the background!
Velsigned Yül! 1919
Godt Nytaar! 1920
Sorken, born, barnebarn
The card seems to hail from Denmark, basically saying “Merry Christmas! 1919 Happy New Year! 1920” and captioned “grandson Sorken,” from N.L.T. It appears to be addressed to Mr. Leerer Sodahl and family. But please feel free to correct me!
The guy at Stories threw this one in for free. I find it very strange. An unremarkable looking child artificially posed in the outfit of a drum majorette. She’s most sloppily painted in, giving the photo a crackled surface.