Avis Yuni Antiques & Collectibles

Circa: 1921
Manufacturer: Gertrude Sayer
Nifty old framed photograph of a 6 month old baby holding and looking at a ball. Antique photo card which is mounted/attached to a matte/backboard of some type then framed under glass in an old wood frame. Vintage baby picture of a boy is shown in oval shape with handwriting beneath on the photo card which says, "R. W. K. "Dickie" 3/1921 6 mos." On the matte itself under this is the presumed photographers signature, "Gertrude Sayer 1921" or that is what the name looks like to us (we are not totally sure of the last few letters of the last name).

Frame measurements are 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches. Mounted photo card measurements are about 6 2/8 x 4 1/2 inches. Frame, mounting, etc. are original as found. On the backside there is the original paper covering the nails which is very tattered/ripped/missing around the edges but still there with some tape holding this paper to the backboard/frame so as not to lose it...but the frame appears never opened/original here, too. On the paper there is a small round label which states, "John Gossert, Artistic Picture Framing, 129 S. Third St., Third & Dock, Phila." so we know the photo was framed in Philadelphia, PA (although we can't tell from this if it was also photographed in Philadelphia). We did replace the picture hanging wire since the old wire was not in good shape. Please see the 6 included images for details. The white "hot spots" in some images are reflections from the camera lighting on the glass surface. Also, in a few images the photo looks yellow but it is not yellow. In order to show detail in close-ups, we had to turn the camera lighting off in some images. The first photo of the full front side of the picture is truest to the color in person. Our apologies....we did the best we could.

Excellent aged old condition, with exception of the backside paper covering as noted above. The matte board and photograph border area coloring appears aged to us, likely they were once white but now are ivory or light tan. Glass is in excellent shape. Thin wood frame in nice old condition, seems tight, has some wear/scarring but nothing bad or unexpected given age.

A great vintage photo find which would make a nice addition to any old photograph collection or for use in a baby's room, nursery, nursery school d├ęcor, retail selling baby items, etc.

For shipping purposes, framed picture itself weighs almost one pound unpacked.

Framed Signed B&w 1921 Baby With Ball Photograph By Gertrude Sayer

  • Your price: $23.00
  • Item Number: 1577
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