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    14.00 USD

    Ah, basking in the blush of sunset, bathed in the rosy glow of romance :) Lovely Pierrot image published by Fotocelere in Paris. This company's home was in Turin, Italy, but apparently like many of the larger postcard publishers and printers, they established satellites in other countries, in this case, France.

    Following the "Great War" (1914-1918), and by the time the 1920s rolled into view, a little of the gilding had begun to rub off the "Golden Age" of the picture postcard.

    Germany, whose technical and industrial prowess had made it the central hub in the wheel of the picture postcard industry, had lost the war, and consequently some of the major players in that industry had changed.

    Generally, changing patterns in employment, looming economic depression, political upheaval resulting in the toppling of monarchs all over Europe, and technological advances making for a faster moving post-war world, all contributed to a slump in postcard collecting worldwide.

    Whether skilled colorists found better paying work elsewhere, or the struggling industry hired fewer of them (and spent far less on paints and dyes in an effort to cut costs), postcards decorated by the pochoir method (the French stenciling technique that required less time and skill from colorists), and monochrome-tinted images like this one, became much more common. The bright, sometimes garish (don't we just love them :) colors caught the eye of the consumer, and they were much cheaper to produce. Still, these monochrome tints remain some of our very favorite cards, and we always love Pierrot and his friends :)

    A very nice card. Writing on the reverse side and 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!

    Monochrome tint,1920s,pierrot and pierrette,postcard,vintage postcard,romance,theater,pink,rose


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    12.00 USD

    Great Pierrot image, ravishingly red, by Fotocelere in Paris.

    Following the "Great War" (1914-1918), and by the time the 1920s rolled into view, a little of the gilding had begun to rub off the "Golden Age" of the picture postcard.

    Germany, whose technical and industrial prowess had made it the central hub in the wheel of the picture postcard industry, had lost the war, and consequently some of the major players in that industry had changed.

    Generally, changing patterns in employment, looming economic depression, political upheaval resulting in the toppling of monarchs all over Europe, and technological advances making for a faster moving post-war world, all contributed to a slump in postcard collecting worldwide.

    Whether skilled colorists found better paying work elsewhere, or the struggling industry hired fewer of them (and spent far less on paints and dyes in an effort to cut costs), postcards decorated by the pochoir method (the French stenciling technique that required less time and skill from colorists), and monochrome-tinted images like this one. became much more common. The bright, sometimes garish (don't we just love them :) colors caught the eye of the consumer, and they were much cheaper to produce. Still, these monochrome tints remain some of our very favorite cards, and we always love Pierrot and his friends :)

    Quite a lot of writing on the reverse side, and some 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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    18.00 USD

    Lovely young woman with lyre, in this Belle Epoque image utilizing the classic Grecian motif, which was very much in vogue at the time. Blank backed card, in very nice condition, probably published sometime between 1895 and 1905, 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 beginning today, when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free!

    And please come visit our brand new 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

    Emilia Bruzzone, Belle Epoque Performer, Autographed Card, Posted in Argentina, 1904

    The dedication on this card translates as, "Blessed be the music that lets us forget our sorrows." Great fun! Emilia holds aloft a bird's nest, contemplating...well, whatever you'd like her to contemplate :)
    She's wearing a rather daring floral embroidered peek-a-boo top over her sheer mermaid gown, and is generally bedecked with flowers. Gorgeous clarity in this image. Very minor wear to corners.
    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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    36.00 USD

    Classic mirror theme nude! This gal's hair is always kinda wild! Love this perm :) Gorgeous Art Nouveau pendant.

    We haven't been able to find any history on this wonderful model, who over the years has become one of our very favorites. On one website, it was suggested that her name was Brianna, but we haven't found that name anywhere else. We also found one of those wonderful Walery images of a Casino de Paris Dancer named Mlle. Paslowski, who closely resembled her, but a good customer of ours ran across a series of nude postcards, each with a different model pictured, and each with a different name printed in the bottom left corner of the cards' backsides. On the back of the card picturing this model was the name "Mireille," or miracle, so that's the name we've settled on 'til we know more.

    We don't actually have a good idea about whether there was any of the sort of stigma attached to nude modeling that would have encouraged a model to use one name for nude shots, and another for dancing at the Casino de Paris, but given the relatively open minded attitude prevalent in Paris during that era, we find it doubtful.

    If she was Mlle. Paslowski, it is likely enough she simply changed her name to give "Mireille" a try. In those days, models, dancers, and performers of all kinds, frequently changed their stage names, testing new ones out in the hopes of finding one that would resonate with the audience, sticking in their memories, thereby giving the artiste's career that important boost of name recognition!

    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

    Well, we've all heard of being "up a creek, without a paddle," how about being up a tree, with a mandolin? No matter how cute she might be, lounging up there in her tree, plucking tunes on her mandolin, we, unfortunately, have no idea who this young lady was.


    The publisher, C.C.& C.C. was Charles Collas et Cie (and Company), Cognac, whose offices, for a time at least, were located at 100 de la Route de Pons in the Quartier Saint-Martin, Cognac.


    Monsieur Collas is one of the great names in the history of the French postcard, and it might seem curious to some, when considering that the center of picture postcard printing in France was certainly Paris, that a big name in that industry would have been located in Cognac. Well, the answer is just that: cognac :) With the great popularity of the liquor, the producers needed gazillions of lovely labels to slap on those bottles, and so the typesetters and lithographers were never out of a job.
    As the popularity of the picture postcard grew, Germany continued to take up most of the slack, but Paris got busy too, and then Monsieur Collas and others, already set up with a busy printing trade, began printing postcards in Cognac as well.

    In terms of collectibility, C.C.& C.C. has a very definite stream of followers. We happened to run across a couple of wonderful nudes, which we're featuring this week, but Collas printed work across a broad spectrum of image subjects.

    Many thanks to Alienor.org from whose site we got almost all of our information on the printer, publisher, and photographer, Charles Collas.

    The fact that this image was posted through the mails is an interesting point. It illustrates how the legislation of morality was constantly shifting in France, nude images legal one month, illegal the next.

    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

    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.

    A beautiful card utilizing that "green screen" technique in a background of glittery gold that causes the image of Mlle. Robinne to really "pop."

    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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    26.00 USD

    What a saucy gal! :)
    Sorry, no information on the publisher, photographer or model on this one. Just a classic risque image, likely from the 1910s.

    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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    19.00 USD

    One of two wonderfully "book-ended" risque French postcards published by Alfred Noyer we received in recently, circa 1920s. Excellent, 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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    19.00 USD

    One of two wonderfully "book-ended" risque French postcards published by Alfred Noyer we received in recently, circa 1920s. Excellent, 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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    22.00 USD

    We do love Downton Abbey, and so many of those wonderful BBC, Edwardian setting dramas. I mean we REALLY love 'em! (Seen Anzac Girls yet? Great Australian WWI 6 parter!) But I have to say, that after fervently watching decades of the stuff, if there is one little thing that gets kind of old, it is when (at a point in the story nearing the year 1914) one of the "upstairs" or "downstairs" characters slips into the " Woe is me, my way of life is changing, and soon there will be no place for me at the manor, and I'll have to move to London and become a pastry chef," or "Woe is me, soon there will be no one left to answer the ringing of this little silver bell, and I shall have to boil the water for my own tea," monologue. Certainly it was a dramatic cultural shift for that percentage of society whose lives were changed by it, and for each new generation of viewers, it is possibly a fresh idea that offers historical insight, but I guess I'm getting old and crabby :)

    Anyway, we have a fantastic image here, of a well to do family and their servants, and wow, what a lot of servants! Of course, already, the skies over Europe darken prophetically. Political and social upheaval are on the horizon! Soon the lives of these good people will be changed unalterably...thrown into chaos! The social barriers will crumble...commoner will wed aristo...and their mingling will produce a new class of people!!! They will dance strangely...the jazz age approaches!!! Nice girls will trim their locks and don cloche hats!!! Anarchy threatens the status quo!!! And did we mention boudoir dolls? How "uncanny valley" can you get???

    We had you going, huh :)

    In the foreground, on the right, is the little princess (how cute is she!) with her governess, and on the left, the "pretty maids, all in a row," possibly the cook is the woman in the less frilly uniform towards the back, or she may be head of the household staff. Perhaps that is the chauffeur, further back on the left, and in shadow, stand Mother and Father, king and queen of all they survey. It isn't often we come across an image offering such a fine example of this sort of "old world" household. Wonderful stuff.

    Note that the card had a stamp fixed to it, but there is no writing on the back, and no apparent cancellation. It was never posted. Why was it never posted? Of course we know why this is....the chauffeur at the back left, is actually no chauffeur at all, but a crazed lunatic who in 1974, accompanied by his wife, a loving, simple, and vulnerable woman, and his odd, psychically sensitive child, accepted the position of caretaker at the old house....he was trying to finish a novel, you see...the deepening shadow of a bitter winter crept across the land, a darkening chill, like an endless night, and...

    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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    22.00 USD

    A hush falls over the audience. Even the calliope has ceased its melodious charms. The ringmaster, with an almost sinister air of mystery, removes his tall black silk hat and bows deeply. The air is heavy with the smells of freshly roasted peanuts and apples, popcorn, sawdust, the manure of animals, the sweat of a closely packed crowd. All eyes are glued to the center ring, in delighted anticipation of the unknown. What thrilling spectacle is about to unfold? We can expect tightrope-walkers, acrobats, dancers from strange and forbidden kingdoms, that daring young man, or woman, on the flying trapeze, jugglers and clowns. We are under the big top, the largest tent on the circus grounds, its central pole as big around as the trunk of a great tree, reaching from the eye-dazzling lights and sequined costumes in the central ring, up, up into the heights of impenetrable darkness and gloom.
    In this section, "Under the Big Top," we hope to entice you with romantic images of circus performers, and of variety artists, whose acts appeared on the bills not only of circuses, but of those variety shows that played on a stage, at a time when the movie industry was still in its earliest infancy, when, before the advent of television, or even radio, entertainment was always live.

    We know nothing about these two sombre fellows, but acts that performed in vaudeville, often performed in circuses, and t'other way 'round. See the unicycles there as well?

    Very nice 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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    19.00 USD

    A few weeks ago we went off in search of old postcards with images of little girls and their dolls. Well, we found a number of them and made a few customers happy, but we also found a few somewhat related cards, sort of on the margin of "Girls and their Dolls," like this one!

    So very sweet, and yet a little uncanny! We love it! Two little girls, presumably sisters, in matching outfits. One is wearing a rosary and the other wears what appear to be religious medallions.

    Now, we are by no means horror movie fanatics, but we do have to ask, would these two little sweeties seem so terribly out of place if they suddenly appeared down at the far end of a long hallway in a spooky old hotel, calling out, "Come play with us...come play with us..." Brrr! :)

    Definitely a rare, very possibly a one of a kind, image. Hope you enjoyed 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 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

    A woman with gorgeous eyes and an enigmatic smile poses in a beautiful Gypsy costume in this vintage RPPC. We're guessing this card was printed circa 1910s.
    What an awesome print! The clarity and detail are superb. The saw-toothed edge on this postcard is something we often see on Italian cards out of the late teens and early 20s, not so much on French cards, but there's no indication of origin.

    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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    24.00 USD

    While searching for old postcards of girls and their dolls, we found a number of cards like this one, showing images of WWI era soldiers having their picture taken with a doll. If we'd found just the one, it wouldn't have seemed that remarkable, but finding several in a general search definitely piqued our interest.

    In this image, three soldiers from different outfits are enjoying a little time away from their duties. Why the doll? Well, on a card we listed previously, there was a communication on the back of the card, in which another "soldier with doll" wrote to his girl back home, saying (in so many words) he hoped it was okay that he'd met someone with the same lovely figure and face to spend time with, haha. Follow below link to see that listing:

    https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1091874799

    Perhaps this was just a popular tease at the time. We're still researching it, but it certainly makes for an interesting image.

    As with so many RPPCs, this card may be the only surviving example of this image. Historically fascinating and true rarity. Very nice unposted condition.

    As with so many RPPCs, this card may be the only surviving example of this image. A true rarity. 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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    24.00 USD

    While searching for old postcards of girls and their dolls, we found a number of cards like this one, showing images of WWI era soldiers having their picture taken with a doll. If we'd found just the one, it wouldn't have seemed that remarkable, but finding several in a general search definitely piqued our interest.

    In this image, three soldiers from different outfits are enjoying a little time away from their duties. Why the doll? Well, on a card we listed previously, there was a communication on the back of the card, in which another soldier with doll wrote to his girl back home, saying he hoped it was okay that he'd met someone with the same lovely figure and face to spend time with, haha. Follow below link to see that listing:

    https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1091874799

    As with so many RPPCs, this card may be the only surviving example of this image. Historically fascinating and true rarity. 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!

    vintage rppc,french rppc,french postcard,vintage postcard,1910s,world war one,soldiers,dolls,humor,military history


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    29.00 USD

    Wonderful publicity RPPC of Isa Crossella, a German cabaret performer of the Weimar era (we're guessing. This card looks late 1910s--early '20s to us).

    Isa Crossella appears to have been a female impersonator (certainly the stage name supports the theory too :)
    Unfortunately we haven't found any history on this artiste.
    H.F. Gross of Harburg (formerly the capital of Prussian Hanover, now a district in greater Hamburg, Germany) was either the photographer or a theatrical agent.

    In either case, great fun! Old, original images of female impersonators, particularly the less well known ones, are quite rare! Note that this card was not perfectly trimmed. People back then looked to the future as a time when machines would turn out perfectly produced items, and today some of us sigh and look at the past, when human hands maintained a level of originality in the marketplace. Perhaps there is no perfect time or place, but at least there are a few moments that seem to come close :)


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    12.00 USD

    Beautiful work by Gerlach. The lovely model wears a close-fitting garment suggesting nudity, but not crossing that line. Still, it must have been chilly in that studio!
    Please note the creases in this card. They're easier to see in our scans than in person, but very much there, hence our price.
    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

    Darling young woman in a "costume orientale" with harem pants, turban, a hip scarf sort of thing (really marvelous with gorgeous couching, or laid work, we think its called) and a smile to warm the heart :)

    Minor wear to edges and corners on this one. Rare as rare can be is an RPPC! There may be no more than this single image anywhere!
    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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    120.00 USD

    A rare treat! Unidentified image, by Leo Preusz of Berlin, of a leering Vaslav Nijinsky as satyr, hoisting a seemingly delighted Anna Pavlova onto his shoulder. Nijinsky's distinctive features, heart shaped mouth, flanges of the nose, cleft chin, made his identification easy enough. In the case of Mme. Pavlova however, although their history together (Nijinsky and Pavlova) as stars of the Ballet Russes certainly led us in that direction, we needed to turn a crop of her face right-side-up. At that point her smile, the unmistakable crookedness of the teeth (no disrespect intended), closed the case (see scans). Please be certain for yourself, however. Google image search Anna Pavlova and Vaslav Nijinsky. Compare features of the dancers on our card to available images. We want you to be happy with your purchase!

    We find no history on the photographer, Herr Preusz.
    We hope this one will make those of our customers who are ballet fanatics very happy indeed. Its discovery certainly made our day :)

    This card was imperfectly trimmed, but otherwise a very nice unposted 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 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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