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    24.00 USD

    Oceana, Max, and Elvira Crawford. Circus performers. They were acrobats and trapese artists, that much we get from our card. Beyond that, we've found no history, bu still looking. Oceana Crawford...that's quite a name, no? Great card!

    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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    17.00 USD

    Beautifully hand-tinted card. Just magical!
    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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    22.00 USD

    "Instruct me for thou know’st; thou from the first

    Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread

    Dove-like sat’st brooding on the vast abyss

    And mad’st it pregnant: what in me is dark

    Illumine, what is low raise and support;"

    --John Milton

    Surely she who rides the question mark must be that sacred muse, no? Ask of her a question! Very odd little faux nude image, circa 1900. 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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    18.00 USD

    Exquisite Gabrielle Robinne (1886-1980), was made an officer in the French Legion of Honor for her contributions in the Arts.
    She was a star of the stage, and also of silent films, and then the talkies as well, her career spanning some sixty years.

    Wonderful unposted condition. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    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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    17.00 USD

    We know nothing about the beautiful Montez sisters. From "Danse Acrobatique" we guess they were a circus/vaudeville act. Is it just us, or do their faces seem to say. "I've got a secret..." Wonderful image by Gerlach of Berlin.
    A lovely card with minor wear to edges and corners.
    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

    Lovely in a lovely costume. No photographer attribution either. Tell us who she was, and receive a scholar's prize coupon good for 20% off your next purchase with us. We must be satisfied, by comparison with another photographic image, that you are correct, but that is the only hitch :) Coupon does not apply with any other discounts. A very nice unposted card
    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

    One of four wonderful cards published by G. B. Falci of Milan, out of a number of great Italian cards from the teens and twenties we got for the shop this week.

    We are still researching G. B. Falci, the publisher. We have always loved their "soft focus" images. Unfortunately, there is no artiste or photographer attribution on this one.

    On each of the four cards we have from this series, there is a word or phrase at the base of the card chosen to express the models mood. This is not uncommon for romantic Italian postcard images produced at that time. Complete series were able to describe a gamut of emotions, or a single card like this one, sent to a lover, or rejected suitor, might offer a clear message without a need for any further comment :)

    At the base of this particular card, is the phrase, "Ti Odio," or "I hate you." Oh My!

    It's interesting to us that French romance postcard images were almost always light and airy, while so many of the Italian ones, though there was of course much sweetness and light there as well, often explored "the dark side of romance," moving sometimes in the direction rejection, jealousy, tragedy, danger, etc. So much fun!!!

    If you look very closely at her headband, you will see the classic Mediterranean engraved pattern present on the large flat links of her chain-like headband. This detail, as well as the model's lovely long hair, are great examples of the way Art Nouveau took its time slipping into (interweaving with) Art Deco, particularly in our Italian cards. **Of course, we are not art historians, nor are we experts of any kind, just very enthusiastic amateurs, and welcome comments from anyone who agrees with us (kidding :) any comments, perhaps especially differing ones would be most welcome!**

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

    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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    16.00 USD

    Gorgeous chromolithograph image, die embossed, with brilliant silver ink.
    Very reminiscent of those wonderful Dresden paper ornaments of the time.
    It's a shame our scan does not show off the brilliance of the silver paint/ink, or how very carefully someone worked at the embossing.

    A lovely, lovely card. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    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

    "La Veuve Joyeuse," or "The Merry Widow," was an extraordinarily popular opera by Franz Lehar. Mlle. Bernals performed the lead in Paris at the Apollo Theater, this much we do know. In 1918 she appeared in "Le Caid" by Ambroise Thomas, at the Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. So she was certainly no small potatoes, but we've found no history on her outside of scattered appearances.

    Drop dead gorgeous gown, yes? Yes :) Lovely, lovely photo by Llorca of Marseille. Very 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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    16.00 USD

    It's almost time for the ball! Where, oh where, is Cinder's pumpkin carriage? Great Cinderella-ish image. This German model is one we see often, but never has she looked so unhappy! Please rescue her from this moment of drudgery. She needs cheerful surroundings, and lots of music and romance.
    A very nice card, posted from Switzerland in 1906. 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

    Olga Wischnensky, Russian dancer (we think the name is actually Latvian), dressed to the nines in Chinese silks. Beautiful! Card is in wonderful, 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, 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

    Mignon is an opéra comique (a genre of French opera featuring both spoken dialogue, and arias) written by Ambroise Thomas and first performed in Paris, in 1866. The opera was hugely popular, and its main character, a tragic Gypsy girl, set the public's imagination on fire. With the advent of the picture postcard, images of Mignon flooded the European and UK markets. You will find Mignon with horses, toddler Mignons, infant Mignons, and one of our favorites, the Esquimaux Cat Mignon (yep, this one actually does dress a little kitty up in an Eskimo costume, and equip it with Mignon accoutrements! :). Often, whole sets of several cards depicting scenes from the story were published. This is a particularly nice one, which should come as no surprise, as it was published by Alfred Noyer. A really nice card, in very nice condition too!
    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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    12.00 USD

    Wonderful image of operatic soprano Lina Dilson, performing the part of Rosine in The Barber of Seville. From what we have been able to gather, from murky abstracts and jumbled pdfs, she performed this role at the opera house in Marseille, in 1913. She was described as an Andalusian beauty whose soft tones and trills were likened to the songs of a nightingale :)

    3 years later, in the very midst of WWI, she was involved in the war relief effort. She appeared at a tea dance and lace exhibition at the Ritz-Carleton in New York, In aid of 30,000 destitute women and children of Belgium and northern France. In this brief mention in the New York Times, 1916, the following: "Mlle. Lina Dilson, from the De La Monnaie Opera House in Brussels, performed songs in French and English."

    This card appears to have been printed in Belgium, and not far from Brussels is the town of Dilson, so possibly she was a Belgian singer.
    Outside of these brief snippets, we've found nothing, but will continue the search!

    A very nice card! 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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    24.00 USD

    Aleppo April 8, 1922

    To my chief little girlfriend,

    My best kisses are contained in this envelope.

    Albert

    That was the message typed by Albert ( a young French bureaucrat, perhaps) on the reverse of our postcard that features this spectacularly luminous image by Jean Agelou.

    Here we have an example of a postcard mailed within an envelope rather than simply shipped through the mails. We're grateful to Monsieur Albert for taking such care with the postcard that it came down to us in very nice condition! What we miss though, is seeing the name and address of the recipient. Was Albert's friend living in France, Damascus, or in Aleppo itself? We'll never know.

    During the era of French colonialism when this card was mailed to its recipient, Aleppo, that very ancient, and still the largest, city in Syria, was under the control of the "French Mandate of Syria," a portion of the Levant handed over to France by the League of Nations, following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in WWI. The Syrians weren't all that enthusiastic about the idea, and France had to take the territory by means of war.

    It was a truly tumultuous period in that region, when small countries suddenly cut loose from the ruler-ship of empires, declared independence, often struggling to form fledgling democracies. Sometimes the advances they made were remarkably egalitarian for the times, but so often their newly celebrated liberties were snatched away by European colonial powers like the France of that time, or by the young Soviet Union. The world was to be run on oil, and everybody knew it by then.

    Though there's nothing risque in this image beyond the lovely lace nightgown worn by our so cute model, we'll still list it with our risque cards, particularly since the photographer, Jean Agelou, is one of the best loved and most collectible of those early French photographers of risque and nude images.

    Monsieur Agelou himself was a child of French colonialism. Born in Egypt to French parents in 1878, he was active as a photographer in France from at least the early 1900s and is best known today for his risque and erotic "french postcards."

    He and his brother George produced "legitimate" work as well, and though we've read in a few places that George was not himself the photographer, but only handled the business end of their partnership, we've come across plenty of cards with the identifying logo "G A Paris" (G for George rather than J for Jean) and also a few marked Cliché George Agelou which might suggest that George took a more active role than is sometimes supposed, even striking out on his own for a time.

    Jean Agelou and his brother George both died in an automobile accident in 1921, so though this card was probably published during his lifetime, it outlived its photographer.

    Lovely card in very nice condition. There is a gentle thumb crease on the right edge of the card, visible in a zoomed in scan, though not so much by eye.
    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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    18.00 USD

    The quality of light in this wonderful old hand-colored image is amazing. Delicate shades of color on the image of our very charming model in her mermaid gown merge with colors in the silvering at the card's edges, managing to compliment and boost the effects of each. We think it's the pale blue in the gown that really sets off this image :)

    Though many of our visitors will be long familiar with the term "silvering," for those of you who are not, a basic explanation from a couple of amateurs follows here. We do this every few months, I guess just because we love silvering and want to infect others with our fanatacism!

    When a photographic postcard print of this type was made, the original image was reproduced in light and dark contrasts by the action of light filtered into a bed of photo-sensitive metallic salts suspended in a gelatinous layer on the surface of the photographic print paper. Those metallic salts were usually, though not always, bromide of silver (probably the most commonly used light sensitive material in "film" photography), hence the term "silvering."

    The thing is, that the gelatinous layer on the print's surface is not perfectly stable, and over time (in this card's case, a little over a hundred years) some of the tiny metallic salts migrate to the print's surface where, exposed to the atmosphere, they oxidize, producing this wonderful, magical effect. We're almost always big fans of silvering on a photograph, wherein nature and time have conspired with the image to create something...more. Some collectors have absolutely no fondness for it at all, as it certainly alters the photographer's original intention.

    Note that the back side of this card is divided, not in half, but creating a "1/3rd" section for the message. This happened in most countries early on as they adopted the divided backs. Rather than immediately splitting the reverse side down the middle, they approached the whole thing like edging into a cold pond for a swim, one toe at a time :) We are guessing this is a German card, and though the postmark seems to indicate it was mailed in 1908, we put the actual date of printing at right around 1905.

    We love this one!
    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

    This could be an image of a Miss Annie Thompson, a high kicking cabaret dancer who made the rounds in Paris during the Belle Epoque era, but in this photograph she's costumed for a Spanish dance, and we're still researching this one.

    Postcard photo by Leopold Reutlinger of Paris. Circa 1900 and beautifully hand-tinted, this is a little jewel of a postcard.

    Often called mignonettes, postcards of this type are the size and shape of bookmarks. This one is less than two inches wide, and a little over 5 and 1/2 inches in length. We're very pleased to have gotten a number of these in the shop this week.

    They tend to be uncommon because they never caught on quite like the
    standard postcard, and their size and shape probably made them easier to
    damage accidentally, or lose in the mails. We found a nice little cache of
    them though, and chose these for their beauty and condition.
    Because this is an unusual, "sort of" postcard item, we'll list it in our artifacts section.

    Another interesting historical aspect to this card is the bit of early commercial
    marketing visible on the back side.
    Note the bold printed text along the right edge for the candy company Bonbons Barnier of Rouen.

    The candy company "Bonbons Suisse" was opened in 1885, Rouen, France, by two brothers, Peter and Marius Barnier.
    In 1900, just a short time before our card was printed, the company was purchased by candy wholesaler Eugène Callet, who renamed it "Bonbons Barnier" and probably passed out these mignonette postcards for free with the purchase of a box of candy! The cards might have been purchase incentives, but when mailed off by customers who received them, traveled the land advertizing Bonbons Barnier's candy. That's just good marketing!

    Though relatively small by some standards, it seems the company is still a success today in France, its candies exported all over Europe and the UK as well. What we learned about them indicates that they use the same fine ingredients today as they did in 1900, and follow basically the same recipes for some of their original flavors of boiled candy. They can be found online, and their selection of Easter candies is really charming!!

    The business is apparently run today by descendants of Raymond Renou, who became a partner of Monsieur Callet's following WWI.

    Clearly, we need to purchase some of these original recipe Bonbons Barnier candies to employ as aids in our time traveling experiments! The more senses authentically involved in our awareness of the projected time and place at the moment our time machine engages, the more successful the experiment...but that's another story :)

    A very nice card! Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is a vintage mignonette postcard of approximately 5 and 3/4, by 1 and 3/4 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

    Germaine Galloise, Belle Epoque Soprano, Bookmark Sized Postcard, Leopold Reutlinger, circa 1905 Germaine Galloise (1869-1932) was a popular singer of light opera and a cabaret entertainer during la Belle Epoque and into the 1920s. We've found very little history on her other than theatrical listings, but we'll keep looking.

    Postcard photo by Leopold Reutlinger of Paris. Circa 1900, this is a little jewel of a postcard.

    Often called mignonettes, postcards of this type are the size and shape of bookmarks. This one is less than two inches wide, and a little over 5 and 1/2 inches in length. We're very pleased to have gotten a number of these in the shop this week.

    They tend to be uncommon because they never caught on quite like the
    standard postcard, and their size and shape probably made them easier to
    damage accidentally, or lose in the mails. We found a nice little cache of
    them though, and chose these for their beauty and condition.
    Because this is an unusual, "sort of" postcard item, we'll list it in our artifacts section.

    Another interesting historical aspect to this card is the bit of early commercial
    marketing visible on the back side.
    Note the bold printed text along the right edge for the candy company Bonbons Barnier of Rouen.

    The candy company "Bonbons Suisse" was opened in 1885, Rouen, France, by two brothers, Peter and Marius Barnier.
    In 1900, just a short time before our card was printed, the company was purchased by candy wholesaler Eugène Callet, who renamed it "Bonbons Barnier" and probably passed out these mignonette postcards for free with the purchase of a box of candy! The cards might have been purchase incentives, but when mailed off by customers who received them, traveled the land advertizing Bonbons Barnier's candy. That's just good marketing!

    Though relatively small by some standards, it seems the company is still a success today in France, its candies exported all over Europe and the UK as well. What we learned about them indicates that they use the same fine ingredients today as they did in 1900, and follow basically the same recipes for some of their original flavors of boiled candy. They can be found online, and their selection of Easter candies is really charming!!

    The business is apparently run today by descendants of Raymond Renou, who became a partner of Monsieur Callet's following WWI.

    Clearly, we need to purchase some of these original recipe Bonbons Barnier candies to employ as aids in our time traveling experiments! The more senses authentically involved in our awareness of the projected time and place at the moment our time machine engages, the more successful the experiment...but that's another story :)

    A very nice card! Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is a vintage mignonette postcard of approximately 5 and 3/4, by 1 and 3/4 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

    The beautiful actress in this image is Marguerite Bresil. Born in 1880, she made her first appearance on the stage of the Theatre Gymnase in Paris, in 1899, and within a few years was a tremendous star.

    Postcard photo by Leopold Reutlinger of Paris. Circa 1900 and beautifully hand-tinted, this is a little jewel of a postcard.

    Often called mignonettes, postcards of this type are the size and shape of bookmarks. This one is less than two inches wide, and a little over 5 and 1/2 inches in length. We're very pleased to have gotten a number of these in the shop this week.

    They tend to be uncommon because they never caught on quite like the
    standard postcard, and their size and shape probably made them easier to
    damage accidentally, or lose in the mails. We found a nice little cache of
    them though, and chose these for their beauty and condition.
    Because this is an unusual, "sort of" postcard item, we'll list it in our artifacts section.

    Another interesting historical aspect to this card is the bit of early commercial
    marketing visible on the back side.
    Note the bold printed text along the right edge for the candy company Bonbons Barnier of Rouen.

    The candy company "Bonbons Suisse" was opened in 1885, Rouen, France, by two brothers, Peter and Marius Barnier.
    In 1900, just a short time before our card was printed, the company was purchased by candy wholesaler Eugène Callet, who renamed it "Bonbons Barnier" and probably passed out these mignonette postcards for free with the purchase of a box of candy! The cards might have been purchase incentives, but when mailed off by customers who received them, traveled the land advertizing Bonbons Barnier's candy. That's just good marketing!

    Though relatively small by some standards, it seems the company is still a success today in France, its candies exported all over Europe and the UK as well. What we learned about them indicates that they use the same fine ingredients today as they did in 1900, and follow basically the same recipes for some of their original flavors of boiled candy. They can be found online, and their selection of Easter candies is really charming!!

    The business is apparently run today by descendants of Raymond Renou, who became a partner of Monsieur Callet's following WWI.

    Clearly, we need to purchase some of these original recipe Bonbons Barnier candies to employ as aids in our time traveling experiments! The more senses authentically involved in our awareness of the projected time and place at the moment our time machine engages, the more successful the experiment...but that's another story :)

    A very nice card! Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is a vintage mignonette postcard of approximately 5 and 3/4, by 1 and 3/4 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

    Marcelle Lender (1862-1926), appears here in a more subdued costume than those we usually find her in. Above, in our listing images and just for fun, you can see a cropped scan of an 1895 painting by French Post-Impressionist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec of Mlle. Lender dancing the Bolero.

    Postcard photo is an image by Leopold Reutlinger of Paris. Circa 1900, this is a little jewel of a postcard.

    Often called mignonettes, postcards of this type are the size and shape of bookmarks. This one is less than two inches wide, and a little over 5 and 1/2 inches in length. We're very pleased to have gotten a number of these in the shop this week.

    They tend to be uncommon because they never caught on quite like the
    standard postcard, and their size and shape probably made them easier to
    damage accidentally, or lose in the mails. We found a nice little cache of
    them though, and chose these for their beauty and condition.
    Because this is an unusual, "sort of" postcard item, we'll list it in our artifacts section.

    Another interesting historical aspect to this card is the bit of early commercial
    marketing visible on the back side.
    Note the bold printed text along the right edge for the candy company Bonbons Barnier of Rouen.

    "Bonbons Suisse" was opened in 1885, Rouen, France, by two brothers, Peter and Marius Barnier.
    In 1900, just a short time before our card was printed, the company was purchased by candy wholesaler Eugène Callet, who renamed it "Bonbons Barnier" and probably passed out these mignonette postcards for free with the purchase of a box of candy! The cards might have been purchase incentives, that when mailed off by customers who received them, traveled the land advertizing his candy. That's just good marketing!

    Though relatively small by some standards, it seems the company is still a success today in France, its candies exported all over Europe and the UK as well. What we learned about them indicates that they use the same fine ingredients today as they did in 1900, and follow basically the same recipes for some of their original flavors of boiled candy. They can be found online, and their selection of Easter candies is really charming!!

    The business is apparently run today by descendants of Raymond Renou, who became a partner of Monsieur Callet's following WWI.

    Clearly, we need to purchase some of these original recipe Bonbons Barnier candies to employ as aids in our time traveling experiments! The more senses authentically involved in our awareness of the projected time and place at the moment our time machine engages, the more successful the experiment...but that's another story :)

    A very nice card! Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is a vintage mignonette postcard of approximately 5 and 3/4, by 1 and 3/4 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

    From most of her readily available images, we'll guess Mlle. Harloff was a Russian opera singer/actress of the Belle Epoque era based in St. Petersburg, but we've not yet found any history on her.

    Postcard photo by Leopold Reutlinger of Paris. Circa 1900, this is a little jewel of a postcard.

    Often called mignonettes, postcards of this type are the size and shape of bookmarks. This one is less than two inches wide, and a little over 5 and 1/2 inches in length. We're very pleased to have gotten a number of these in the shop this week.

    They tend to be uncommon because they never caught on quite like the
    standard postcard, and their size and shape probably made them easier to
    damage accidentally, or lose in the mails. We found a nice little cache of
    them though, and chose these for their beauty and condition.
    Because this is an unusual, "sort of" postcard item, we'll list it in our artifacts section.

    Another interesting historical aspect to this card is the bit of early commercial
    marketing visible on the back side.
    Note the bold printed text along the right edge for the candy company Bonbons Barnier of Rouen.

    The candy company "Bonbons Suisse" was opened in 1885, Rouen, France, by two brothers, Peter and Marius Barnier.
    In 1900, just a short time before our card was printed, the company was purchased by candy wholesaler Eugène Callet, who renamed it "Bonbons Barnier" and probably passed out these mignonette postcards for free with the purchase of a box of candy! The cards might have been purchase incentives, but when mailed off by customers who received them, traveled the land advertizing Bonbons Barnier's candy. That's just good marketing!

    Though relatively small by some standards, it seems the company is still a success today in France, its candies exported all over Europe and the UK as well. What we learned about them indicates that they use the same fine ingredients today as they did in 1900, and follow basically the same recipes for some of their original flavors of boiled candy. They can be found online, and their selection of Easter candies is really charming!!

    The business is apparently run today by descendants of Raymond Renou, who became a partner of Monsieur Callet's following WWI.

    Clearly, we need to purchase some of these original recipe Bonbons Barnier candies to employ as aids in our time traveling experiments! The more senses authentically involved in our awareness of the projected time and place at the moment our time machine engages, the more successful the experiment...but that's another story :)

    A very nice card! Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is a vintage mignonette postcard of approximately 5 and 3/4, by 1 and 3/4 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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