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    36.00 USD

    Produced in the early 1900s, this is a photo-lithograph that was charmingly hand-colored of two semi-nude young women in classical (often called "costumes Grecques") attire. The classical design painted behind them along the trompe l'oeil also helps set the mood and period.

    It's not that often that we bring photolithographs into the shop because the quality of the print is sometimes lacking, but in the case of some we find, and definitely in this case, the medium of ink on paper adds to the image rather than detracting from it. The fine stippling of ink (what I suppose we'd call a dot matrix today) lends a misty, magical, quality to the image that a photograph would not achieve in quite the same way. Anyhow...we love it :)

    There is unfortunately no photographer or publisher attribution on this one. We don't recognize the models, so this card remains a mystery. Hope you enjoy it.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    19.00 USD

    Marcelle Lender was dancing by 16, and within a few years her flame-red hair was setting Paris, and then all of Europe, ablaze. She was immortalized by Post Impressionist painter Henri Toulouse Lautrec in a number of his works. ( We've included an image of one as a thumbnail just for fun.).

    Amazing costume! Lovely card in very nice condition!

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    16.00 USD

    Beautiful "mirror image" card. Just the right amount of sivering around the edges, by Lida of Paris. Love the expressive script on the reverse :)

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    6.60 USD

    *Damaged Card*

    When little Celeste grew up and reached the grand old age of ninety-three, was this a moment she would sometimes visit in her memories?

    Did she think of Baby-Doll who loved peeking out through the greenery, or the little tiger and the Spanish dancer who performed together in the circus when Celeste wasn't cuddling them?

    She could never forget old Jacques, of course. He was dear Mémé's brother, and almost as proud of the flowers he grew in the garden as he was of his great mustaches!

    Paulette the cook, who was from a little village in Limousin, could slice up a few crisp apples from the back orchard, perhaps even some of those she was carrying in her basket on that very day, and with eggs and a little flour, butter, sugar and cream, create a thing of magic, a breakfast feast she called clafoutis.

    Jeanette, the housekeeper, was a stickler about wiping feet and washing hands, but her bark was always worse than her bite. When her only son was taken from her in the Great War (some years after this photo was taken), she lost her sight from the shock of it and nearly died of grief. Mémé insisted, as Jeanette had no family of her own, that she remain with them in the old house, and so she did.

    Could little Celeste, at ninety-three, still smell the fresh cuttings of the green things in that long ago garden and hear the gentle murmuring of the golden bees? I like to think so, and at the very least that she still remembered me. I was a constant friend, called only "Wooly Dog" and you can find me in the lower left corner of this picture. I was suffering in exile that day, muzzled, and accused of attacking the little grey tabby cat who was sleeping in Mémé's lap. The charges were false, of course! It wasn't me, but the tiger. Celeste always took his part over mine :)

    This wonderful, wonderful French RPPC, quite possibly a one of a kind image, has a small tear in from the upper edge (to the left of center), and a couple of pin holes too.

    We don't usually buy seriously damaged cards for the shop, but sometimes such a card insists on being shared with our friends and customers.
    After our costs, and at the price, we pretty much break even, give or take fifty cents, and it's certainly worth the sharing :)

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    16.00 USD

    Printed sometime between 1900 and 1904. Lovely, romantic image of a young lady dressed in that Art Nouveau, Renaissance, costume so ubiquitous during la Belle Epoque. Beautiful hand-coloring. She gathers the first buds of Spring. Love this one.

    Nice, unposted condition. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    14.00 USD

    Lovely nude by H. C. Kosel (1867-1945), circa 1905. H.C. Kosel, or Hermann Clement Kosel, was the pseudonym of Armin Clementi, a Czech bookbinder who became a very influential photographer (particularly in the pictorialist school), writer and printer in Vienna, Austria. Given his work, we can't say whether or not this engraving is a pictorialist treatment of a photograph.

    Kosel's son (also called Hermann), was a graphic artist. He married Nelly Wengraf, a Jew, and in 1938 following the anschluss ( the German annexation of Austria), fled to Switzerland to escape the Nazis.

    His father did not leave the country, but perhaps because of his association with his son, or his status within the arts and intellectual community of Vienna and his political views, was deprived of his right to work. He passed away in Vienna in 1945.

    B.K.W., this postcard's publisher, was Brüder Kohn Wien, or the Kohn Brothers of Vienna, founded in 1898 by Salomon (1873-1945), Adolf, and Alfred Kohn.
    These were very important art publishers in Vienna, who were involved, at the very least on the periphery, in the Viennese Secession movement, and later with the Wiener Werkstätte.

    In their home, Salomon Kohn and his wife Gusti hosted artists, musicians, scientists, writers, etc., essentially the cream of the Viennese intelligentsia. We assume it's likely that Armin Clementi (H.C. Kosel) was also a member of this circle.

    In 1938, again following the Anschluss, Salomon Kohn, who was a Jew, was deprived of the right to own his company, but continued working there as an employee until 1942, when he and his wife were arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where they died a few months before the end of the war, in 1945.

    We love our cards and are fascinated by the world that produced them. When we look at the lives and art of the people involved in their production, these little postcards, in addition to affording us the pleasure of their images, offer us amazing windows through which to view history, its beauty and romance, and yes, sometimes its tragedy too.

    A very nice unposted card, showing minor wear to edges corners and surface. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    17.00 USD

    really...so darling...must...bite lemon...quickly...

    Seriously, this is one of the sweetest images we've ever seen, and we don't feel the least little bit "humbug" about it :) Don't miss seeing the teddy bear and doll who are a bit upstaged here, but still awfully darned cute!

    Dated just before Christmas (1924) on the face of the card, we're still listing this as a 1910s card. It's our best guess taking into account the photographer, image style, etc. We wanted to get this one up a few weeks ago, but that train left the station.

    A very nice German card, posted from Lisbon, that kinda makes us feel all warm and tingley :)
    Hope you love it too.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    33.00 USD

    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few divas of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    Wonderful image of Lia (also sometimes "Lya") De Putti in very sheer veils, by the important theatrical portraitist Alex Binder of Berlin. Well, she isn't exactly nude, no, but in terms of postcard images, the level of nipple visibility cranks up the collectibility on this one by quite a lot. Risque and nude images of major motion picture stars of the 20s and 30s are often very difficult to come by. This probably has a lot to do with the suppression of nudity and violence by the Hays code in the 30s. American film and television were limited by those rules well into the 60s, making even pre-Hays, risque on screen behavior seem somehow shocking, and okay, let's face it...consequently "interesting."

    She was born Amalia Putti, in Austro-Hungary, in 1897. She began in vaudeville, but made her screen debut in 1918, and was successful as both a stage and screen actress in Germany. Coming to the US in 1926, she was unable make a really successful go of Hollywood, did some work on Broadway, traveled to England, where she made some silent films, and then returned to the US to give her career there another try, but sadly developed pneumonia as a side complication resulting from, believe it or not, choking on a chicken bone, and died in New York, in 1931. So very sad.

    Below, you can follow our link to Youtube, to a 10 minute segment of the film "The Sorrows of Satan," a D.W. Griffith silent from 1926, in which Lya played the "vamp." Beginning at approx. 6:30 on the clip, you get about 3 minutes of Lya being vampy. We watched the entire film, in its parts, on Youtube (you will see it offered in its segments to the right of the window, once you've followed the link), but the print is not great, there is no musical score included, and all in all, we cannot rave about it. Still, if you think you want to try it, do start at part 1 of 9, as 8 of 9 (where our link takes you), is one big spoiler.

    Incidentally, and having nothing whatsoever to do with our card, the novel upon which "Sorrows of Satan" (a Faustian romantic fantasy) is based, was written by an extremely popular author at the turn of the century, Marie Corelli. She wrote romances with a pronounced "white light occult" flavor, and was apparently a friend of Oscar Wilde's. Red attempted reading some of her stuff decades ago, but is sorry to admit to finding it just a bit too dusty for fun :) The given name Mavis, by the way, found its origin in that novel, and was given added popularity, no doubt, by the film.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaRsN5ZsZgE

    Very nice unposted condition on this card.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully insured, first class, shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    19.00 USD

    Camilla Horn, Silent Film Star, Mopes at the Beach! Circa 1920

    Camilla Horn (1903-1996) was trained as a young girl for a career as a dressmaker, but longed to be an actress. In the mid 1920s she found work as an extra in the silent film "Madame Doesn't Want Any Children." Also working as an extra on that film was a young Marlene Dietrich!
    In 1926, Fraulein Horn got her career making break, when she replaced Lillian Gish as Gretchen, in F.W. Murnau's Expressionist Masterpiece "Faust."

    Soon after this, she traveled to the U.S., where she made a few films (starring opposite John Barrymore in "Tempest" to name one), but returned to Europe at about the same time sound arrived on the scene. It wasn't the advent of sound that was the problem, though, as she continued to make talkies in Europe, had a very nice singing voice, and was quite successful, but we will guess it was the language barrier that was the obstacle to her success in Hollywood.

    ***One of the great things about the silent era, we think, was the ability of fine actors and actresses to make films in countries far from their own, with language never being a great obstacle. An excellent example of this would be Sessue Hayakawa, a Japanese actor who, early on, with a very heavy accent, and not a lot of English, was a popular leading man in silent film, cast romantically opposite actresses of European descent. His skilled dramatic performances, dark good looks, and moody, brooding expressiveness broke many hearts in an era when ethnocentricity and predjudice against difference of any sort was rampant, so really, silent film was bridging that gap, but once sound displaced it, that bridge all but collapsed for decades.***

    Camilla Horn's unwillingness to toe the political line during the 1930s in Germany, made her unpopular with the Nazis, but she waited them out, and her popularity as an actress continued into the 1950s.

    Below is a link to a Youtube clip of a short, very early, ballad by the Boss (Bruce Springsteen), called Camilla Horn. We thought you might find that fun, and another Youtube link to a clip from the Murnau film "Faust," with the focus on Fraulein Horn's character, Gretchen.

    Springsteen link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfZ4RyReDXI

    Murnau link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIrn-BxfAYI

    Thanks as always, Wikipedia, for all the info, and to Youtube, where we so often find pertinent and wonderful clips! Verily, admits this antique seller of olde tyme curiosities, this series of tubes, this interwebs, is a most remarkable invention! :)

    Beautiful card in lovely, unposted condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    18.00 USD

    Mae Murray (1885-1965), known as "the girl with the bee-stung lips," was a silent film star, producer and screen writer in the late 1910s, and into the 20s. In addition to her generous mouth, she was known for her elaborate costumes, over the top dramatics, and was all the rage for some time. Following her fourth marriage though, this one to David Mdivani, a white Russian refugee from an aristocratic Georgian family, she fell into trouble. She allowed him to manage her career and finances. He made some terrible choices for her, one of which resulted in her making an implacable enemy of producer Louis B. Mayer, and consequently being blacklisted in Hollywood. She never overcame this circumstance, and gradually faded into obscurity.

    Dastardly David Mdivani was one of five siblings of the Mdivani family who left Georgia as refugees, fleeing the Bolsheviks, and became known as the "marrying Mdivanis" because of their habit of marrying heirs and heiresses for their money. They seem to have been thoroughly ruthless in their predations, leaving trails of broken hearts, empty bank accounts, and misery in their wakes. Boo! Hiss!

    A great card. We'd love to know what movie this image was drawn from :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    18.00 USD

    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few divas of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    Remarkable beauty Bebe Daniels isn't exactly a household name today, which is a bit surprising actually! In her long career, she made over 200 films, her first film role at age 7, in 1908. She also wrote and produced. She made a successful transition from the silents to the talkies, and later had a very successful career in radio, and even television. She was gorgeous, talented, and smart. She starred as Miss Wonderly in the 1931 pre-code version of The Maltese Falcon, and did great work in the Busby Berkeley musical 42nd Street.

    Beautiful image, circa 1920s.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    14.00 USD

    A delightful card from the "Motor City," Detroit, Michigan, but from a time shortly before the auto industry had really begun to take off.
    Here we see a very charming early example of a glamor gal in men's attire whose image was used as an eye catcher in advertizing for a men's tailor shop. No idea who the model was, but the image was by the National Photograph Company.

    The card itself, printed on stock with an undivided back, was probably produced before 1906, which was when the USA began printing divided back cards ( a couple of years after most of Europe). The fact that the card was posted in 1909, suggests that Anthony C. Licht succeeded his brother Frank as early as 1905, and had quite a number of these cards printed, for them to have lasted in the undivided format for at least four years.

    Anthony Casper Licht, the proprietor, was the younger brother of Frank J. Licht, known as the "Nobby Tailor." Nobby is a not very common term today, meaning stylish, or chic, originating in the UK, and probably from "noble," as in the "classy" upper class :)

    In the 1891 "Detroit in History and Commerce," Frank Licht, the "Nobby Tailor" received some mention. It was said of him that:

    "By dint of pushing energy, perseverance,
    business integrity and all the qualifications pertaining to his trade,
    he has won the enconiums of a large and increasing patronage.
    His store is well stocked with an elegant line of cloth and
    furnishings, and his prices are as pleasing to his many patrons as
    his excellent fits, which are guaranteed to suit the most fastidious."

    Born in 1860 to parents who came to this country from Prussia ( a German principality), his father was also a tailor, as he and two brothers, Anthony and William, would become.

    Although working as a journeyman tailor in a number of cities outside of Michigan while still in his teens, he returned to Detroit, and opened this shop in 1880. He died in 1908. It would seem from the printing period of the card (1905, as mentioned earlier), that he may have died from a prolonged illness.

    Anthony Licht, his brother who succeeded him, seems to have made a go of the business, at least into the 20s, but since in the 1930s we find him working as a garment cutter in that land of golden opportunity, Los Angeles, California, we are thinking the business, like so many others, failed in the Great Depression.

    The trade of tailor, like that of garment cutter, was, and still is, often a trade attributed to Jews. The name Licht is also often a Jewish name, but we couldn't find out if this family was Jewish or gentile.

    One of the "Reds" of Red Poulaine (not implying any political affiliation :), is our resident genealogist, who really enjoyed researching the history on this card, and we hope you enjoyed reading it.

    We love this card! She is so darned dapper, and reminds us very much of some of those wonderful illustrations by artists like Howard Chandler Christy and Harrison Fisher.

    Very nice posted condition, but with a small nick along the right edge, center, that is a bit hard to see.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, the price is the same as for a single card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, due to the costs of international shipping will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    19.00 USD

    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few diva's of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    What gorgeous hair! Lotte Neumann was a very important star of German silent film, her career beginning in 1912, under director Max Mack and working with actress Hanni Weisse, in "Die Launen des Schicksals", or "The Whims of Fate. She retired from film in the very early 30s. We retrieved this information from one of our favorite sites, europeanfilmstarpostcards.blogspot.com where you will find a very concise biographical article on Fraulein Neumann.

    A wonderful card in very nice unposted condition. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, the price is the same as for a single card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, due to the costs of international shipping will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    19.00 USD

    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few diva's of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    What gorgeous hair! Lotte Neumann was a very important star of German silent film, her career beginning in 1912, under director Max Mack and working with actress Hanni Weisse, in "Die Launen des Schicksals", or "The Whims of Fate. She retired from film in the very early 30s. We retrieved this information from one of our favorite sites, europeanfilmstarpostcards.blogspot.com where you will find a very concise biographical article on Fraulein Neumann.

    A wonderful card in very nice unposted condition. A note on the back of this card seems to suggest it is from 1930, but in fact it was produced as early as 1919, but probably no later than 1924.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, the price is the same as for a single card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, due to the costs of international shipping will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    17.00 USD

    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few diva's of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    Pola Negri, born Apolonia Chalupiek in 1897 Poland rose out of poverty and began her performing career as a ballerina. She was struck by tuberculosis, however, and had to give up dancing. She became for a time one of the most popular femme fatales in Hollywood.

    She had a long affair with Charles Chaplin, and then Rudolf Valentino, apparently they were lovers until his death in 1926. She was one of the two major femme fatales at Paramount studios, (Gloria Swanson being the other), and according to Chaplin, Paramount dreamed up all kinds of false rivalry and jealousy between Pola and Gloria for publicity purposes.

    To give an indication of the way Pola felt about Valentino, here is a quote attributed to Pola Negri, that we found on the great blog:

    http://classicglamourchic.blogspot.com/2010/12/pola-negri-talks-more-about-meeting_20.html

    "Before he could say another word, we were interrupted by an exceedingly beautiful young blonde. She said in a thick accent, "Rudy, please take me home now. I've an early call in the morning."
    Valentino asked, "Do you two know each other? Pola Negri -- Vilma Banky."

    I said good night and watched the striking couple walk away. She was one of his favorite leading ladies, and there were many rumors of a romance, which I found myself alternately hoping were true and resenting. I wondered if I was subconsciously jealous but quickly dismissed that as being out of the question. It was no more than a passing physical attraction. There had been my reaction to the way he led me across the floor, merely physical again. No, I had to admit he appealed to something deeper, something atavistic, something so basic in me that I had forgotten it was there, if, indeed, I had ever known it. It stripped away the veneers that went into the composition of my too public self, and exposed what lay beneath. Call it fatalism, but from our very first meeting I knew that somehow this man had the power either to destroy my life or so irrevocably alter its course that it would never again be the same."

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    16.00 USD

    Printed sometime between 1900 and 1904. Lovely, romantic image of a young lady dressed in that Art Nouveau, Renaissance, costume so ubiquitous during la Belle Epoque. Beautiful hand-coloring. She gathers the first buds of Spring. Love this one.

    Nice, unposted condition. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    33.00 USD

    Architect Charles Garnier began work on the "Palais Garnier," the present day home of the Paris Opera, in the early eighteen-sixties, during the reign of Napoleon and less than a decade before the end of the Second Empire in 1870.

    Today it is still one of the most famous and opulent opera houses in the world. It was there, that singer André Richard performed the role of Méphisto in Gounod's "Faust."

    By the 1930s, when this wonderful RPPC was produced, the building was called the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, though still known simply as the "Opera," or the Palais Garnier.

    This portrait was made just a few years before WWII, when, in 1940, the German army marched into Paris, which they would occupy for the next four years.

    Monsieur Richard was employed by the Paris Opera at that time, and shortly thereafter joined the French resistance for whom he carried out numerous dangerous missions.

    We've found almost no biographical history on Monsieur Richard, but we did luck into an extensive interview in which he details some of his activities with the resistance. Below is a link to that interview.

    http://voices.iit.edu/interview?doc=richardA&display=richardA_en

    Wonderful RPPC, signed with a dedication, in fine condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    18.00 USD

    As per convo. Regina Badet as Chrysé


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    60.00 USD

    As per convo. Brilliantly Hand-Tinted Nude


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    24.00 USD

    "It is so very odd," observed Jacqueline to her dear friend Sophie, " but whenever I take tea with Lucinda, she reaches over, ever so casually, to smooth the nap on her cushion, and FWOOP! out it comes!"

    "Hrmm....yes, I see what you mean, and I...FWOOP!...Oh! I beg your pardon, my dear."

    "Eek! Erm...not at all...think nothing of it..."

    Alfred Noyer, the prolific French publisher, was responsible for so many wonderful series. His Aurographies were great fun. Often the images are playfully nude or risque, though a great many we find are simply very nice head shot images of young flappers. We know this model from a number of cards out of the period. Her luxurious curls piled so high are stupendous!

    A very nice unposted card with minor corner and edge wear.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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