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    18.00 USD

    She can wear this creation to market, and then carry her eggs and vegetables home in it!

    "The Hat Girl," or just "Hat Girl," as we affectionately call this model, might have been one of the busiest postcard models of the early 1900s.
    She appears as a child on cards from about 1905 and earlier we think, as a young girl still in her teens as pictured here circa 1909 or '10, and as an elegant young lady as late as 1914, when the German postcard industry began its collapse due to the war.

    Most often when we see her she is wearing a beautiful hat. Many, many beautiful hats. Though she seems to have specialised in variations of the Merry Widow, sometimes, as in this image, she would model the "Non plus ultra," or "you can't go further than this" variety.

    She wore dressed up milk pails, bundt cake pans, huge taxidermized wildfowl, as well as woven baskets as you can see here and what's more....her freshness and innocence (at least that's how it translates for us today) made them all look great!

    She's a bit of a mystery too. With a huge flock of collectors scrambling for her scarcer images, no one seems to know anything about this gal.

    Almost certainly born in the 1890s, she was probably German, though that isn't certain. Germany was the hub of the postcard printing industry at the time...she could have been Belgian, French, or even American, but we'd lay odds she was German.

    This image is not a particularly scarce one, but it is in such fine condition, with only the lovely silvering around the edge to remind us that it's over a century old.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    14.00 USD

    Lovely young artiste, gorgeously hand-tinted card! She wears a garment made of Art Nouveau style hydrangea print fabric. Really wonderful and careful detail!

    This card was published by "A.S." circa 1905. As one might imagine (given the size of the postcard industry), there were a few postcard publishers using those initials at that time, but this one sandwiched a Fleur de Lys in between the two letters.
    As far as we've been able to learn, this was the logo for a company named Saint-Just, that conducted business in the Montmartre district at number 5 Rue de Steinkerque, but we've found no more history than that.

    Very nice posted 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

    Lovely dreamlike, evocative nude. The sheer veil is a great effect...how'd they do that? In our closest crop, we can see that she is smiling, seemingly reaching out, so running towards, rather than away. Very nice Art Nouveau decorative frame surrounding the photograph.

    This card was produced by S.I.P. (Societé Industrielle de Photographie), one of the largest, if not the largest, postcard publishers in France at the turn of the century. No indication as to the model's identity, or her photographer's either.

    Corners a bit rounded, minor crease in upper left corner, but overall, a real gem that offers a wonderful example of Art Nouveau decorative print work, and early French risque photo-imagery. 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

    One of the very finest risque body stocking images we've run across. E.L.D., or E. Le Delay, as it was also called, was a successful French postcard publisher operating between 1900 and 1930. Owned by Ernest Louis Desire Le Delay, they were particularly successful during WWI when they produced many, many, battlefield scene and propaganda images. Like many companies, in 1930 it suffered in the economic collapse, went bankrupt, and closed its doors for good.
    A fine card with what appears to be a love letter penned on the reverse side. It begins, "My dearest, my man," We'll leave it to you to translate, or imagine. the rest :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail. And for another card from this same series, follow the link below:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/168404146/risque-french-postcard-circa-1905-by-eld

    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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    69.00 USD

    Gorgeous, hand-tinted nude by J. Mandel, circa 1920s. Some of the coloring is apparent on the back of the card (a common enough occurrence with deeply tinted cards) Lovely condition, with very minor wear to edges and corners. Quite a find, and we are very pleased to share it with you.

    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

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

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

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

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    90.00 USD

    No one knows for certain these days, which of those two famous American humorists it was, Mark Twain or Will Rogers, who encouraged the public to "Buy land! They're not making any more of it!" But the same idea could certainly apply to antique postcards, particularly in the case of a hand-colored French nude like this one.

    Our scanner cannot even approach the richness of color on these cards when they are viewed in person. These are becoming more and more difficult to find, but we recently located a small cache of them we are very pleased to share with you. This one, as you can see, is in nearly pristine 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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    19.00 USD

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

    Amazing costume! Lovely card in very nice condition!

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    14.00 USD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    16.00 USD

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    17.00 USD

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

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    17.00 USD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    49.00 USD

    We are rather excited about this one! Posted in 1912, in the neighborhood of two years before her first film role, we believe this to be an early unidentified image of Theda Bara, the Queen of all Hollywood Vamps.
    Though several years younger in this, than in most of the images we can find of her, and tinted in pink and lavender, when we are so used to seeing her garbed in stark, gothic, black, her features are nevertheless unmistakable, and even in 1912, she had mastered the classic "I will devour you" look that brought her such undying fame.
    By 1912, Miss Bara had long since left her home town of Cincinatti, moved to New York, and four years previously had made her Broadway debut in "The Devil." Also in New York, were the well known Broadway showgirl photographers Jacob Schloss and J.B. Falk. In addition to sometimes dressing up their actress models in wreaths of Spring blossoms (a la Professor Stebbing), there were direct connections between Falk, Schloss, and German postcard printers and publishers, as for example Arthur Schwarz of N.P.G., and although an actress would, even on European postcard versions, often be identified, along with the well known "Schloss NY," or J.B. Falk identifying signatures, a common practice at the time was to take the earlier identified images, and hand-tint or otherwise decorate them, at which point attributions were left off, either because the actress was well known enough that identification was unnecessary, or so it might be offered to a broader market of standard "glamor" shot buyers. We are confident that this is what occurred in this case, and are presently doing our best to locate the original image.
    Postcard images of Theda Bara are almost impossible to find on the open market these days, and a rare early pre-movie star image is well...almost priceless. But still lacking appropriate proof, we've set a price.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    ***We're putting up a few black and white images of Miss Bara that we've pulled off the web, for comparison's sake. Please keep in mind that these photos would have been taken several years after the one in our possession. These are not our images, and of course, are not for sale.***

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    14.00 USD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    19.00 USD

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    19.00 USD

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    8.00 USD

    American RPPC of railroad laborers laying track. Love this image. So evocative of the rapid growth of the era. The card has seen better days, with visible wear to edges and corners. Visible wear to the back side too, with a ring that suggests it was once used as a coaster!

    It was printed on a Kodak AZO photo printing paper RPPC blank. In 1903, Kodak introduced a camera that actually used RPPC sized film. AZO RPPC blanks were used to produce contact prints directly from those negatives, with no need to crop or enlarge. This made the process of creating photo image postcards like this one a relative snap for amateur and professional photographers alike.

    RPPCs in the USA really took off in popularity after 1907, when postal regulations finally allowed the divided back postcard, enabling senders to write messages to recipients on the backs of postcards. Prior to that point, only the address was allowed on the backs of cards.

    The divided back card was first introduced in England in 1903. France followed suit in 1904.

    The AZO stamp box on the card's obverse helps us date the photo. Note the four upward pointing triangles in the box's corners. Their presence dates the AZO paper to between 1904 and 1918, while the card's vertical dividing line dates it to post 1907. So our card was probably made sometime between 1907 and 1918. Not an exact result, but the best we can do with 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

    Great stuff! The three companions embark on their great adventure. Where to? Well, we can't know for certain, and although we'd love to say Machu Picchu, it is probably merely a day jaunt along the shore of Sables d'Olonne (The sands of Olonne), a seaside resort on the Atlantic coast of western France, where according to text on the card's obverse, this photo was taken.

    Still, our merry adventurers make it look challenging enough as it is, under layer upon layer of very proper looking attire, and sidesaddle yet...how did they do that? :) Now, is it just our imagination, or does the gentleman seem to lack the enthusiasm shared by the two smiling ladies? Well, we hope they all had a lovely time.

    There is a pin hole approx. 1/3rd of the way up the left edge of this card. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will 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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    36.00 USD

    Miss Nadia Stroghoff, cuter than cute dancer with a Russian name, on a promotional RPPC produced in Brussels, Belgium. There were actually a few cards Miss Stroghoff (or her agent) had made of herself in different poses that we found in a small collection, but none of the others so beautifully captured for us the iconic image of the "Jazz Baby." Wonderful :)

    Because this card was produced in a small studio in Brussels and not by one of the giant printer/publishers of the time, it's very possible that we will never again see this wonderful image. We found no history on her, but hope she found happiness in her art and life.

    The "Roaring 20s" is a favorite era in any era (except possibly for some who lived it...it was a pretty rough time, too). So many successful novels, dramas and musicals have been set in that time. Below, you can follow a link to Youtube and a clip from the 1982 film "Victor Victoria" in which the incomparable Leslie Anne Warren gives us her version of a 1920's Chicago speakeasy performer's routine. Priceless, hilarious, and lots of fun :) This was also the role for which Miss Warren received an Academy nomination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om_fsyY3pc0

    Great image, great vintage postcard, with some wear to edges and corners.
    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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    95.00 USD

    Isadora Duncan. As per convos.

    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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