Presented for your consideration is an antique / vintage, real photo postcard (RPPC) in sepia ... this is an original period item circa 1904 - 1918 ... featured is a photographic image of a group of young men and boys of various ages who comprise a marching band ... we view mostly wind instruments and some percussion musical instruments as well ... there are various types of horns / brass instruments, woodwinds, a large drum along with smaller drums ... I am not certain what group this would consist of due to the span of ages in the band members - and they do range greatly in age ... it looks as though our youngest musician might be holding a marching band baton perhaps? ... this is a dandy group portrait of a band of young musicians in addition to being a great collectible! ... the watermark appears only upon the scans and not on the image itself
Approximate Measurements: near 5-1/2" x almost 3-1/2" ...
RPPC does not lie entirely flat ... note the wear at edges and corners along with soiling ... there is some creasing in the lower left corner in the area of the drum - however, it does not diminish the portrait ... and as always,
please examine the scans carefully as they constitute the primary description and continue reading below for additional issues / flaws / imperfections to be expected of antique / vintage and used paper-based collectibles!
Back / verso of postcard / RPPC is divided and postally unused / uncirculated ... AZO STAMPBOX with triangles in each of the four corners circa 1904 -1918
Issues consist of corner and edge wear including softening & rounding at corners of card - creasing occurs often at the corners and can be found in other parts of the postcards at times as well ... surface issues such as indent marks, silvering, foxing, developing flaws, scratches, rubs, scrapes, cracks, creases, craquelure, tears, bends, folds, warping, etc., may exist ... also soiling, staining and / or age discoloration including fading are to be expected ... RPPC does not lie completely flat
Merchandise sold, "AS-IS."
Items are classified as "USED" and VINTAGE / ANTIQUE condition.
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