The seller (Hollywood Paper) says this photo, of Carole leaning on a fence at her Encino ranch, is from 1939, and it well may be even though there's a May 15, 1941 stamp from the NEA syndicate. No matter when it was taken, it's beautiful, showing Lombard's ethereal casual beauty (though she probably did some touching up before the session). It's an 8" x 10" in good condition.
You can buy it straight up for $139.95 -- that is, if somebody doesn't bid on it first. Bids start at $119.95, and bidding would end at 10:39 p.m. (Eastern) next Tuesday. Curious collectors can find out more at http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEAUTIFUL-CAROLE-LOMBARD-ON-HER-RANCH-1939-PHOTO-BY-FRED-HENDRICKSON-/320902826237?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab74c88fd
There certainly were some horses on the ranch she and Clark Gable called home...and speaking of horses, here's a pair of Oct. 6 babies using a horseshoe for luck:
This is Lombard and director Mitchell Leisen, precisely 10 years her senior, on the set of "Swing High, Swing Low." They brought along a horseshoe to ward off superstition on Friday the 13th...and a check of the calendar indicates this was almost certainly taken on Nov. 13, 1936. (This became Paramount's most profitable film for all of 1937, so the equine luck must have worked!)
This original 8" x 10", which looks to be in good condition, is being sold by The Photo Archive, and its minimum bid is $49.95. Bids close two minutes earlier than for the first photo. You can place a bid, or simply learn more, by visiting http://www.ebay.com/itm/30s-Candid-Director-Mitchell-Leisen-Carole-Lombard-Swing-High-Swing-Low-353P-/380437439168?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5893d6a2c0.
Finally, a publicity photo from Carole's first film of 1936, Universal's "Love Before Breakfast," showing her with Cesar Romero:
Also from The Photo Archive, this measures 7.5" x 9.5" (there was some trimming on the corners), a possible reason it's going for a substantially cheaper price than its two brethren on this entry. Bidding begins at a mere $9.99, with bids closing at 10:35 p.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday. Depending upon the interest, this looks like a vintage Lombard pic that can be purchased for a fairly inexpensive price. If this interests you, check out http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROLE-LOMBARD-1936-LOVE-BEFORE-BREAKFAST-VINTAGE-PHOTO-G502-/200756797759?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ebe09a13f.