House of Mirth asked antique photo collectors to share their favorite vintage Real Photo Postcard (RRPC), often taken using special Kodak cameras from the early 1900s that took postcard-size film. The images were then printed on paper with standard-sized postcard backs to result in a personal one-off postcard. Above is a photo shared by esteemed vernacular photo collector Robert Jackson. He writes, "The information noted on the back states that the amateur photographer William F. Peacock of N. Albany, Oregon took this photo of perhaps his son, Virgil, on January 19, 1915." At left, an RRPC contributed by David Chow depicting the inside of a Latvian wax mannequin maker's shop. "A Favorite Real Photo Postcard"
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