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    17.00 USD

    From the wonderful series of French postcards, "Croissants de Lune," or
    "Crescent Moons." In this image, Colombine is resting peacefully on her own. At last she is not caught up in that triangle of love, none of Harlequin's scheming or Pierrot's dreaming :)

    To learn a little more about Pierrot and his friends, just follow the link below to our blog, where you can read about Pierrot's origins in renaissance Italy, his popularity in France, and enjoy a number of images of Pierrot and Colombine on postcards and other works of art.

    http://redpoulaine.blogspot.com/2012/09/pierrots-origins-can-be-found-in.html

    Although we couldn't find an appropriate piece of "Moon music" to offer you dating back to early 1900s France, we did find a rather moony number performed by Bing Crosby, who is "mooning" over the lovely Dorothy Lamour, and we hoped you might enjoy listening to it, just for fun!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhDho2YC3BA

    By its undivided back (a printing practice that went by the wayside in 1904
    in France and in 1906 in the USA, we can place this card as having been
    printed at the latest in 1904, but probably a bit closer to 1900.

    This was a very beloved series of cards in early 1900s France, so they are not that terribly hard to find, but it is not often we come across these in
    such nice, unposted condition. On this one, the light-sensitive silver
    bromide used in the photo printing process has, over the last 110 years,
    partially migrated to the surface of the print, a phenomenon commonly known as "silvering," that for us always adds a bit of romance to an antique photograph and in this particular case, can't help but evoke the magic of moonlight :)
    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

    From the wonderful series of French postcards, "Croissants de Lune," or
    "Crescent Moons." In this image, Pierrot pitches his woo, and Colombine listens. Seen from the back side, this card has a tiny chip in the top left corner, and is priced accordingly.

    To learn a little more about Pierrot and his friends, just follow the link below to our blog, where you can read about Pierrot's origins in renaissance Italy, his popularity in France, enjoy a number of images of Pierrot and Colombine on postcards and other works of art, and listen to a beautiful aria from a famous opera inspired by Pierrot.

    http://redpoulaine.blogspot.com/2012/09/pierrots-origins-can-be-found-in.html

    Although we couldn't find an appropriate piece of "Moon music" to offer you dating back to early 1900s France, we did find a rather moony number performed by those wonderful crooners the Boswell Sisters, and we hoped you might enjoy listening to it, just for fun!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdNcKoQmDHQ

    By its undivided back (a printing practice that went by the wayside in 1904
    in France and in 1906 in the USA, we can place this card as having been
    printed at the latest in 1904, but probably a bit closer to 1900.

    This was a very beloved series of cards in early 1900s France, so they are not that terribly hard to find, but it is not often we come across these in
    such nice, unposted condition. On this one, the light-sensitive silver
    bromide used in the photo printing process has, over the last 110 years,
    partially migrated to the surface of the print, a phenomenon commonly known as "silvering," that for us always adds a bit of romance to an antique photograph and in this particular case, can't help but evoke the magic of moonlight :)
    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

    First thing, check out their stockings! Gorgeous, all in different designs! Love this! Their matching dresses with embroidered floral designs (lots of sequins) ain't bad either :)

    Seesterne is the Geman word for starfish. Starfish is a nice word, but Seesterne is a combination of Sea ("See," pronounced "Zay"), and Star ("Sterne"), or Seastar!! How poetic is that? :) Ain't language fun?

    The 6 Seesterne (under the direction of Oskar Siese) seem to have been based in Dusseldorf, Germany, and we've come across a few other images of them, one of these titled The "Four" Starfish (trans.), so they either gained or lost a couple of members somewhere along the line. That particular card was posted in 1911, so we can probably date this one to around 1905-1913 (German cards becoming pretty scarce for a time after 1913, what with WWI and its effect on the German printing industry and commercial export.

    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

    From the wonderful series of French postcards, "Croissants de Lune," or
    "Crescent Moons." In this image, the two lovers are at rest, momentarily safe from the machinations of sneaky Harlequin..

    To learn a little more about Pierrot and his friends, just follow the link below to our blog, where you can read about Pierrot's origins in renaissance Italy, his popularity in France, enjoy a number of images of Pierrot and Colombine on postcards and other works of art, and listen to a beautiful aria from a famous opera inspired by Pierrot.

    http://redpoulaine.blogspot.com/2012/09/pierrots-origins-can-be-found-in.html

    Although we couldn't find an appropriate piece of "Moon music" to offer you dating back to early 1900s France, we did find a rather moony number performed by Ruth Etting, and we hoped you might enjoy listening to it, just for fun!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdJpFZU2LHA

    By its undivided back (a printing practice that went by the wayside in 1904
    in France and in 1906 in the USA, we can place this card as having been
    printed at the latest in 1904, but probably a bit closer to 1900.

    This was a very beloved series of cards in early 1900s France, so they are not that terribly hard to find, but it is not often we come across these in
    such nice, unposted condition. On this one, the light-sensitive silver
    bromide used in the photo printing process has, over the last 110 years,
    partially migrated to the surface of the print, a phenomenon commonly known as "silvering," that for us always adds a bit of romance to an antique photograph and in this particular case, can't help but evoke the magic of moonlight :)
    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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    9.00 USD

    What eyes you have! :) And such a charming pageboy cut! Miss Livingston (1895-1984) was practically the most fatale of all the silent femmes (most respectful apologies to Miss Bara:), though unlike Theda Bara, she didn't find herself typecast, and also managed a successful transition to the talkies. Still, after marrying the very successful bandleader Paul Whiteman in the early 30's, she retired from film work. If you've never seen her play the part of the city woman in Murnau's "Sunrise," please do. She destroys the poor man in a most devastating way. The film is so heartbreaking, it almost stops being entertainment, but it certainly does Murnau (maker of "Nosferatu"), and all involved, considerable credit. Thanks to Wikipedia!

    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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    9.00 USD

    I don't know if any of our visitors who drop by and read this were ever involved in community theater...our kids were, and sometimes there were highly talented costumers creating wonders for the plays they performed in, but never anything quite this fine. The effect, the hair, the cloth for the individual costumes, the metal work, but even more really, the feeling that everything is just as it should be...wow! Unfortunately, we really have no way of dating this card, though it feels like the twenties to us, but it could be a bit older, or more likely, newer...maybe the 30s? Anyway, a wonderful collection of costumed young people, and what feels to us like a fine piece of reference material for a costumer, no?.
    There is a tiny spot of blue ink, and another of brown, otherwise a very very nice card.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    9.00 USD

    Beautiful German Mignon. Very nice un-posted 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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    9.00 USD

    Probably published sometime between 1900 and 1904, but posted in 1905, a great image of Belle Epoque stage performer Billy Norton taken by the great Reutlinger of Paris. A very nice card.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    9.00 USD

    We love Ketty cards. Do we know who the model is? Nope. The photographer? Also nope :) But that gorgeous silver glow that Ketty seemed so often to manage is there,
    Wonderful. .
    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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    11.00 USD

    Stanislav Julian Ignacy, the Count Ostorog, took the name Walery as a pseudonym for his photographic work, just as his father, the elder Count Ostorog had before him. In those days it was not seemly, don't you know, for a member of the aristocracy to besmirch the family name by openly dabbling in a trade like photography :)
    The elder count had already made a name for himself as a photographer of celebrities in England (among his credits was Queen Victoria), before his son took over the business upon the elder count's death in 1890. It was in 1900 that the younger Walery moved from London to establish himself, in opulent digs, in Paris, where he seems to have specialized in portraits of Belle Epoque showgirls. Though his output doesn't appear to come even close to the prolific Leopold Reutlinger (a competitor of his, whose images we frequently display in our shop), Walery was responsible for a great many wonderful images of such well known performers as Mata Hari and later, the great Josephine Baker.
    This image of Mlle. Gallet, about whom we have found no biographical information whatsoever, was published by Monsieur G. Piprot of Paris, sometime between the years 1900 and 1904.
    A wonderfully evocative card (don't you just love the curled toe on her heeled slipper?), 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, 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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    11.00 USD

    Stunning image of, we are guessing, a stage performer out of the silent film era, or even conceivably a film actress. Zagreb was not Budapest, but it was still a cultural and economic hub of Eastern Europe, and in those early days of movie making, everyone was getting in on the act. Even today, it is not for a lack of film makers elsewhere that Hollywood tends to dominate the industry, but rather it is Hollywood's almost limitless advertizing budget. Just ask Australian film makers who depend largely upon public endowments. Wonderful films are produced, but never exported due to a lack of funding for publicity. But we digress a lot! :)
    This was a professional photographic studio portrait, as we can tell from the studio name impressed into the lower right hand corner of the card. Our guess at the era is mostly based upon expression, pose and make-up, though if posing in stage costume, it could even be from the 1940s. Still, we have a hunch that the 1920s is the era.
    One of those wonderful, one of a kind finds, 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, 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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    9.00 USD

    Great Jugendstil Epoche image, very reminiscent of Heinrich Traut's work, of a young lady giving us a glimpse of her knee (yes folks, remember you saw one here first, a young lady's finely turned kneecap!!! :) Very nice unposted condition on this one, and very effective hand tinting. The card was published and printed by Paul Fink of Berlin (hence the PFB initials, not to be confused with Paul Finkenrath, who used the same initials on his cards. He was another fine Berlin publisher who was well known for his embossed chromolithographic cards.

    Many thanks to The Postcard Album ( http://www.tpa-project.info) for that information!

    This sexy young gal could practically be Mary Irber's (risque pre-Weimar music hall star) younger sister. 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, we will refund the postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    22.00 USD

    We have no history on her, but she is a favorite of ours. So cute a flapper is she! Very nice close up lingerie image, circa 1920s, by P-C Paris (Papetery de Levallois-Clichy).
    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

    Exceptional lingerie model image by Alfred Noyer. Circa 1920s. 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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    19.00 USD

    "Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome..."

    We recently came across a number of great vintage German musical theater postcards and thought we'd put them in what will probably be a temporary section under the heading "Cabaret," or, auf Deutch, Kabarett! Most of the cards in this section will concern theatrical entertainment in the 1920s Weimar era of post world war one Germany, though we may place a number of Austrian cards of the period and a few film star cards from that time and place into this section as well.

    The Weimar era, particularly in Berlin, fascinates us at least in part because of its dramatic contrasts, the tinsel glitter that could not entirely disguise an ever deepening gloom, the festive mood that seemed to so many who witnessed it as if driven by misery rather than a celebration of life as had seemed the Parisian nightlife of the previous decade. In hindsight, some compared the cabaret life of Weimar Berlin to dancing at the edge of a sheer cliff, and perhaps a little of that frenzied energy clings to these images of actors and dancers.

    Just for fun, if it's been a while since you've seen it, you might enjoy a little mood music...the very memorable opening of the classic 1972 film version of "Cabaret." Youtube link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBlB8RAJEEc

    Wonderful image by Rudolf Kuzelowsky of song and dance duo who performed in Weimar era Berlin. No available history on them.
    Great stuff. 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

    "Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome..."

    We recently came across a number of great vintage German musical theater postcards and thought we'd put them in what will probably be a temporary section under the heading "Cabaret," or, auf Deutch, Kabarett! Most of the cards in this section will concern theatrical entertainment in the 1920s Weimar era of post world war one Germany, though we may place a number of Austrian cards of the period and a few film star cards from that time and place into this section as well.

    The Weimar era, particularly in Berlin, fascinates us at least in part because of its dramatic contrasts, the tinsel glitter that could not entirely disguise an ever deepening gloom, the festive mood that seemed to so many who witnessed it as if driven by misery rather than a celebration of life as had seemed the Parisian nightlife of the previous decade. In hindsight, some compared the cabaret life of Weimar Berlin to dancing at the edge of a sheer cliff, and perhaps a little of that frenzied energy clings to these images of actors and dancers.

    Just for fun, if it's been a while since you've seen it, you might enjoy a little mood music...the very memorable opening of the classic 1972 film version of "Cabaret." Youtube link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBlB8RAJEEc

    Harry Goebel channeling Grace Gallantry. Very difficult to find German postcard image of Weimar era cabaret performer in drag. Photographer Kuzelowsky was known for these images and in fact some of his work was recently featured in a Berlin art museum exhibit focusing on Weimar era Berlin nightlife.
    Wonderful, wonderful costume! What a headdress, and love those Louis heels :)
    This one has a few dents, but we still feel very lucky to find it! Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    16.00 USD

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    Lillian Gish, 1893-1993, has been called the first lady of American cinema. Her ability to express through her roles a believable kindness of heart and sincerity of spirit was truly amazing. Her career spanned 75 years, and her eyes were just as luminously beautiful in later roles as they were in her youth. In fact, one of our favorites of her films is a later one, the 1955 thriller, "Night of the Hunter," in which Miss Gish's character is positioned as an archetypal force for good, in gentle, courageous opposition to the unadulterated evil of the character played by Robert Mitchum. A must see!
    Wonderful card in fine, unposted condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    What a very sweet expression on her face. Lovely RPPC of an unidentified young woman in fancy dress. Now, we don't have the eye for vintage fashion we very much wish we had, so we're probably just missing something here, but charming as this image is, her costume makes us think of the little girl playing dress up in mother's clothes :)

    Monsieur Louis Martin is one of our favorite photographers. A celebrity portraitist, unlike Leopold Reutlinger he was not often very playful with his images, and the cards were not often hand-colored either. Pretty much straight forward portraits of theater people, who were then identified by name, and sometimes by act, such as "Danseuse Eccentrique," in hand-lettered white script. So no frills, but very professionally accomplished promotional portraits of often lesser known acts, which is just a lot of fun.

    That this young woman was unidentified, unlike the subjects of almost any theater portraits of Monsieur Martin's we've seen, leads us to believe this was simply a straightforward studio portrait commission and that our model was not an "artiste."

    Louis Martin's studio was located at 52 Rue de Faubourg Saint-Martin, in Paris, about 10 minutes walk from the Moulin Rouge, and 15 minutes walk from the Folies Bergere, so he was certainly in a prime spot at that time, in what is now, according to hotel reviews, a culturally diverse neighborhood with lots of yummy ethnic restaurants and clubs. Wanna go? :)
    A wonderful 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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    So many ruffles!!! Lovely photograph by Georg Gerlach of Berlin. Very nice condition on this gorgeous card.

    Australian born Clarissa Campbell was a tremendously popular dancer in the 1890s and well into the 1910s.

    For a very detailed and fascinating bio, follow the below link:

    http://www.hat-archive.com/Saharet.htm

    We love Saharet. She is certainly one of the most interesting looking dancers of the era we think, and her history is such a lively one!

    There are many, many, postcard images to be found of this lovely performer, as well as music hall posters, silent film posters, gorgeous paintings, and even an extant clip from a short film in which she dances the bolero! That film was directed in 1905 by a woman named Alice Guy, who may have been, according to the good people at IMDB, the first woman film director! You can easily access this clip from one of our blog posts. Link below:

    http://redpoulaine.blogspot.com/2012/09/saharet-india-rubber-lady.html

    We are always on the lookout for nice images of Saharet. Her high kicks out from under countless layers of ruffled skirt and her dark curls drawn up in her trademark chignon, framing her bright and vivacious features, make her images some of the most enjoyable we run across. Yes, we are definitely huge fans :)

    A very nice 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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