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    19.00 USD

    Wonderful saucy lady! Classic German risque lingerie image, circa 1905/10. Absolutely love her expression. Produced in Essen, Germany. 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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    33.00 USD

    One of two wonderful risque cards we just got in. Great Jean Agelou image of a dancer at the Bal Tabarin, a cabaret and night spot at 36, rue Victor-Massé in the 9th arrondissement, Paris. The Bal Tabarin opened in 1904 and was immediately a very popular night spot. It lasted through two world wars, but closed in '53.
    It's not typical to find series by Agelou including a location text as we have here, at least not in our experience, so we're going to draw the conclusion that this young lady was, in addition to being the model in this series, also a dancer at the club. Lots of ruffles, lots of leg, a preoccupied expression and just generally very evocative of early 20th century Parisian nightlife. We love this one.

    Jean Agelou is practically notorious for his risque and erotic postcard images of the early 1900s. Born in Alexandria Egypt to French parents in 1878, he was active as a photographer in France from at least the early 1900s. He 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.

    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 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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    33.00 USD

    Great image, such a very direct expression. This card seeks to answer that age old question, "What does a Can-Can dancer wear under her skirts?" Or wait, maybe that was something about a Scotsman and his kilt....anyway :)

    One of two wonderful risque cards we just got in. Great Jean Agelou image of a dancer at the Bal Tabarin, a cabaret and night spot at 36, rue Victor-Massé in the 9th arrondissement, Paris. The Bal Tabarin opened in 1904 and was immediately a very popular night spot. It lasted through two world wars, but closed in '53.
    It's not typical to find series by Agelou including a location text as we have here, at least not in our experience, so we're going to draw the conclusion that this young lady was, in addition to being the model in this series, also a dancer at the club.

    Jean Agelou is practically notorious for his risque and erotic postcard images of the early 1900s. Born in Alexandria Egypt to French parents in 1878, he was active as a photographer in France from at least the early 1900s. He 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.

    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 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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    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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    24.00 USD

    Cute risque French image. Great lingerie!
    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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    22.00 USD

    Such a charming image! Sisters, possibly, or two close friends. No beaded bandeaus, sultry eyes, or long strands of beads for these two young women, who in 1921, were not yet rushing to join that throng of junior "jazz baby" flappers. This was probably a relief to their parents :) Instead, by their classical attire, they appear to have been following that celestial path opened by Isadora Duncan, or possibly Loie Fuller, whose "Fullerettes" were often photographed similarly garbed for gently choreographed cavorting about in beautifully imagined Elysian fields.

    The photographer, Krueger Art Studio, was located in Cleveland Ohio. We searched a high school yearbook from 1921 on the (very) off chance we could research these two, but to no avail.

    We also artificially darkened our fifth listing scan so you could more easily make out the girls' names, Mildred and Dorothy, and the year, 1921, written on the back of the photo. *Please note the remnants of album paper and glue at the four corners.*

    You might have noticed a light horizontal line in our second scan, near the top edge of the photograph. This is actually the light reflecting off an impressed edge that borders the photograph and the light reflection doesn't exist in a face to face examination. The impressed border is a bit odd, and hard to make out in our scans, but is similar to a press impression on an etching. We really can't say if the studio did this intentionally, or if perhaps years in a tight frame did. The album remnants argue against the framing idea, though.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The photograph measures 6 and 1/2 by 4 and 1/2 inches. Though many of our customers have framed some of their postcards to great affect, it's amazing how much more "frameable" that extra inch in length and width make a photo. We'll ship this at the same cost, in the same secure photo mailer, and under the same terms as we ship our postcards.

    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

    Mae Murray and John Gilbert Dancing, 1925 by Cinemagazine ed. Paris



    Mae Murray and John Gilbert dancing to the Valse Siren, also known as "The Merry Widow Waltz," in Erich von Stroheim's 1925 directorial farewell, "The Merry Widow."

    If you'd like to see the scene this card image was drawn from, in which these two play out a romantic, if storm-tossed, reunion, just follow the Youtube link below:
    *please note that the dance begins around minute 4:00, but the portion of it used in this postcard image begins around minute 6:30. The whole clip though, is well worth seeing :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73HXvMpVLbc

    Mae Murray (1885-1965), known as "the girl with the bee-stung lips," was a silent film star, producer and screen writer in the late 1910s, and into the 20s. In addition to her generous mouth, she was known for her elaborate costumes, over the top dramatics, and was all the rage for quite some time.

    John Gilbert (1899-1936), at the height of his fame, was rivaled only by Rudolph Valentino for the title of "Greatest Lover." He was born to a couple of unsuccessful traveling players, grew up in sometimes terrible poverty, and rose to be for a time, the highest paid star in Hollywood.

    Great Cinemagazine Ed. Paris postcard, circa 1925. Cinemagazine produced wonderful prints!

    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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    11.00 USD

    Very nice RPPC of a woman and her close companion, a mandolin. We certainly lose sight (most of us, anyway) of how very important musical instruments were to family life in pre-radio days, when families and friends would get together for an evening's entertainment. Reading to one another, playing music with one another, playing games of one sort or another, these were certainly the indoor precursors to television, radio, and video games, and it's likely this woman, when remembered by surviving members of her family after her passing, would be remembered with her mandolin.
    This image, by style of dress and pose, looks 1910s German to us. Because of the lack of any markings whatsoever, we are thinking this is a studio RPPC of an everyday person, and not a professional entertainer, or glamor model, but when it comes to this sort of card, a guess is always the best we can do. She might have been French, a professional entertainer, and this card an inexpensively produced publicity RPPC. These were common enough, though often the name of the act would at least be scratched onto the negative, or stamped on the back side.

    A charming card. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    65.00 USD

    René Péan (1875-1940) was a master poster artist, an illustrator, and painter of Belle Epoque Paris. He was a contemporary of Jules Cheret, and in fact worked with him at the Chaix Printing shop. Like other artists of the period, an important part of his living was earned creating cover art for local Parisian magazines, one of which was Soleil du Dimanche, which produced occasional color covers like this one. Incidentally, Alphonse Mucha also produced cover art for "Soleil," and those original covers are even more highly collectible, auctioning sometimes for well over 1000.00 dollars (yes we are definitely looking out for those as well :).

    Printed in 1901, this lovely piece of Belle Epoque art captures in beautiful color lithograph the Carnaval celebration! In addition to the cover, this listing includes 14 attached pages of interior advertisements, illustrations, articles, and engravings.

    Visible age tanning (it is 114 years old!) and some wear at edges and corners. The dimensions are 15 and 1/2 by 11 inches. Our first scan is somewhat smaller and is just our view of a potential "to be matted" size.

    We hope this wonderful artifact finds its way onto your wall very soon, beautifully matted and framed behind glass :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for securely packaged, fully-insured, first class shipping, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two items, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more items 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 very nice stereopticon card of the Eiffel Tower and fair-goers during the 1900 World's Fair. What a glorious time it must have been. Sadly, because of a difficult economy and a poor turnout (or at least a far lower turnout than expected) the fair proved to be a great financial loss for many of the promoters, investors, and all the way down to the concessionaires, who went on strike demanding a refund of their rent payments for their spaces!


    Félix Potin (1820-1871) was a 19th century French entrepreneur who opened a factory (later factories), producing and packaging goods under his name brand, and selling them in his shops. He opened his first store in 1844, and his company eventually expanded into a chain of over a thousand stores. Wikipedia, from whom we got the bulk of our info for this listing, suggests that the old Woolworth's five and dime chain based their business model on Potin's.

    Great condition on this card, heavy card stock.

    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 paper goods items, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more paper goods items 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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    16.00 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.

    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

    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!


    0 0

    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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    29.00 USD

    Marvelous. Quite possibly a one of a kind card. In terms of postcards published post 1900 by the major firms, there really are very few that we would choose to call "rare." The term is overused in the vintage postcard market and often misleading. One exception though would be the "RPPC." In the case of this card, a "real photo postcard" of three gorgeously costumed and posed young dancers, locally published by the Bechtinger studio in Trieste in 1927, we have represented the style, place and period beautifully. And in terms of rarity, you probably stand a better chance of taking a walk in the country today and stumbling across a diamond, or a gold nugget, than ever seeing this postcard again. We just love this one!
    Very nice condition overall with minor wear to edges and corners and a touch of foxing on the obverse.
    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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