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    Known for much of her long and successful career simply as Sylvie, or Louise Sylvie, this lovely actress was born Louise Pauline Mainguené in 1883, began on the stage, at the Théatre National de l'Odéon in 1903, and completed her last film (in which she played the starring role), in 1965, five years before her death in 1970.

    Over the course of her career, she performed in dozens of theatrical productions, and more than fifty films, also appearing in television productions.

    This gorgeous, hand-tinted card, from a photograph by the famous theatrical portraitist Leopold Reutlinger of Paris, was posted in 1905, just two years after Mlle. Sylvie's career began. This image is the one we most frequently find of her, and is one of only a few we run across, leading us to believe that she was no postcard queen. More's the pity, as she was quite a beauty.

    Though she appeared in several silent films as early as 1912, between 1903 and 1914, the Théatre National de l'Odéon was her main venue. As the third image in our listing, we offer you a glimpse (Not For Sale) of the Odéon. One of a very few National Theaters of France, this photograph, though probably taken a decade or so after our portrait of Mlle. Sylvie, shows the theater as it would have appeared in her time there. Actually, it looks very much the same today, pretty much as it did in 1818, after it was rebuilt following a fire that burned the previous structure to the ground.

    Not a particularly uncommon image, but a wonderful card, with a fine example of unusual head decorations at her temples, and lovely coloration.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    14.00 USD

    Following Jonathan Harker's desperate escape from Castle Dracula, the count's three "wives," Aleera, Verona, and Marishka, decided to move on to greener pastures...well, okay, not so much greener, perhaps...

    Traveling overland as wolves, the three made their way through the picturesque Carpathian wilderness, dining on the occasional rabbit, orphan, or shepherd, and arrived eventually in that famed city of lights, Paris.

    Reports indicate that finding themselves a little short on funds, they were able to obtain temporary work as postcard models. It didn't pay much, but was enough, at least, to make ends meet. Pictured with them in this image is Miss Eliza Violet Strangeways (third from the left), of Evanston, Illinois, an aspiring music hall actress who was later seen in the company of the three fugitives, boarding a twin-masted schooner in Calais, bound for Dover.

    It was while making the channel crossing, that Mlle. Marishka was overheard saying to Miss Strangeways, "Oh, you'll simply adore Jonathan! He's a bit stuffy, you know, but despite what you may have heard about dining and entertainment in the U.K., for an Englishman, our Jonathan possesses remarkably good taste."

    A wonderful card published by Bergeret. 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

    So Saucy! Wonderfully evocative pose and costume. Image by that master of theatrical portrait, Leopold Reutlinger of Paris. We are fortunate to have an autographed version of this card in our shop, also. Link below:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/180114098/autographed-eugenie-fougere-notorious?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=autograph

    Beginning her career at the age of 15, at the Ambassadeurs, in Paris, Eugénie Fougère (1865-Unknown), a Spanish Jew in origin, was a performance artiste whose international career spanned almost the entirety of that period known as La Belle Epoque.The g's in her name (a pseudonym), are pronounced with that soft "j" sound we don't really use often in English, as in Zsa Zsa Gabor.

    She is probably best known for her interpretations and popularizing of African-American music and dance of the period, such as the "cake walk." Her routines were considered outrageous and scandalous by many, and were not always welcomed by audiences, particularly in America. Though well received in Harlem, she was hissed off the stage in Kansas City, according to a very informative article on Wikipedia (Thanks as always Wikipedia!).

    Even today, her work is misunderstood by writers who, apparently unaware of the American plantation slave origins (and attendant cultural milieu) of dances such as the cake walk, misinterpret existing examples of her dancing as either inept, or intentionally ridiculous. This is understandable when taken in context, imagining the possible misinterpretations of dances such as the "jerk," or the "twist," by an uninitiated commentator 100 years from now :)

    Also negatively affecting her reputation was her arrest and conviction in London, in 1906, for shoplifting, which, though eventually quashed (and for good reason, if one delves more deeply into the case), still resulted in inflammatory articles in London periodicals that were reprinted in American Newspapers.

    Scandal seemed to follow her, and in more than one touring location, once in Italy, and again in America, there were instances of her reporting the theft of valuable jewelry from her places of residence. At this point, it is difficult to say whether or not some of this notoriety might not have been intentionally created in order to stimulate publicity.

    Additionally, there was the grisly murder of her namesake, the "demimondaine" Eugénie Fougère, who was found strangled, with her maid, at a popular resort in France, in the early 1900s. Both our dancer and the murder victim, lived in Paris at the same time, knew one another, had friends in common, and even, for a time, resided on the same street. Kinda creepy, huh! Even today, the two are frequently mistaken for the same person historically, and, given the scandalous reputation of the demimondaine, who was known to be a user of opium and ether, and to get up to all kinds of wild mischief, this could only have added to the reputation of our dancer, Mlle. Fougère.

    Finally, whether one takes the position that she was guilty or innocent, gifted or ridiculous, Eugénie Fougère was, and remains, a very important figure in the history of theater, music and dance, particularly of la Belle Epoque!

    Would you like to see a short film of her dancing?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjTnX9H3pTk

    The Scala, at 13 Boulevard de Strasbourg in Paris, where Mlle. Fougère was performing when this photograph was taken, was a very popular Cafe-Concert, or Music Hall (one of literally hundreds), booking some of the finest acts of the day. Starting life as a tavern in the late 1700s, it became a music hall in the mid-1800s, was enlarged, and had built into its roof, a great glass dome, so that its patrons could enjoy the starlight while taking in a show, even when the weather was inclement.

    By 1903, it began offering screenings of silent movies, by the teens, it opened its arms to vaudeville style productions, and in 1936, was revamped in a wonderfully reviewed Art Deco style (with a highly decorative mirrored lobby), into a full time cinema.

    By the late 1970s, its generous single screen auditorium was split into five separate theaters, and with the advent of home video, the Scala's offerings, following the money, gradually focused more and more on pornography, until it became exclusively a porn house.

    In 2000, the building was purchased by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, a mega-pentecostal-evangelical outfit originating in Brazil, but due to suspicious activities attributed to the church, the French government blocked their use of the space, and the old treasure has lain dormant since then.

    Ah well, so goes time. We can almost hear David Bowie in the background :)

    "Time, he's waiting in the wings,
    He speaks of senseless things,
    His script is you and me, Boy."

    Which is one of the reasons we treasure our cards so. They offer us a precious glimpse into a time and place that might be forgotten, but for the slender, glittering trails they've left behind them--these magnificent images remain, reminding us of the vibrant magic of that golden era. And not only as images, but the cards themselves, purchased by everyday people of la Belle Epoque, who might very well have whistled through their work-day the melody of a song performed on La Scala's stage, by Mlle. Fougere! From their hand, to yours. A very nice card, in very nice unposted condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.


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    14.00 USD

    Wonderful detail. About a million hats! :) You can almost smell the hair oil and hear the hiss of crinoline. A very nice RPPC.
    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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    14.00 USD

    We love these early ones! As to its age, this one could be 1895, or 1903, but we lean toward the late 90s. This early picture postcard, what the French call a precurseur, has an undivided back and no writing beyond the recipient's address was allowed on the back side, but as you can see, the publisher allowed for messages on the front side! Wonderful "Gay 90's" Parisienne, but no history on Mlle. Marthelette whatsoever.
    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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    6.00 USD

    We would guess the date of this wonderful family picnic photo at somewhere around the mid-twenties to early thirties. We just love this. High Summer, the meadow's yellowed grass, a stout wicker hamper, bread, wine, a lovely cheese perhaps... I'll bet that baguette was wonderful :) These "family meal" images...we'll just keep on listing them. Can't resist their appeal, personally. Nice condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    14.00 USD

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    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 diva's of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    9.00 USD

    Wow, but what a noisy coronation that must have been! Certainly one way of occupying idle hands, but what a cacophony :)

    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

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    19.00 USD

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    14.00 USD

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

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

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    6.00 USD

    Lovely hand-tinted image of Carmen De Villers, Belle Epoque beauty queen and stage performer, by Edward Stebbing, prolific photographer and inventor. Glossy print does (as glossy images will) show off every little suface rub, but overall, 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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    19.00 USD

    Beautiful card! The scanner does not do justice to the colors, particularly the gold highlights that gleam but do not in the scan (a typical problem we encounter with metallic inks and paints).

    This card is very nicely embossed. We've altered the color levels in the fourth image scan so that you can get an idea of the detail work. It would be understandable if when seeing a finely embossed card like this one, you imagined it being passed through a big heavy machine with a die pressing out these details. This is the post-industrial world we grew up in, after all! But when this card was produced, pre-WWI Europe was still testing its industrial wings. Cards like this one were embossed by women who earned their daily bread in little workshops in the Quartier Latin in Paris, tapping away with little hammers. This isn't a particularly important detail when it comes to the end result perhaps, but we do appreciate that it was done by hand :)
    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

    Élie-Jean Vézien (1890-1982) was a celebrated French sculptor who began his studies as an apprentice to a goldsmith in Marseille when he was 14 years old. Our third listing image, not for sale, is of a marble bas-relief he created in Marseille, Saint-Michel terrassant le dragon, at age 16.

    As his work and studies progressed he left Marseilles for Paris but had only just enrolled in the Paris Ẻcole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1914 a few months previously, when he was called up to serve in WWI. He was wounded at Verdun, taken prisoner and so did not resume his studies and work until after the close of the war.

    This sculpture, however, was one that received a medal in the Paris Salon in 1914, and so must have been produced by the artist while yet in his early twenties, and even before he began his studies at the famous school of art.

    A little out of left field here, it occurs to us that the great 15th-16th century artist Albrecht Dürer also began his career apprenticed to a goldsmith (possibly his father?) and it's interesting to see the same "old world" path being walked centuries later.

    Published by Alfred Noyer, one of our very favorite French postcard publishers and someone who was also very involved in the Salon de Paris, this is a lovely card in very nice condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    16.00 USD

    Titled "Mara," this is a charming glamor image from Germany out of the early 1910s. The postmark is muddy, but looks like 1912. This is a style of glamor image we see quite a lot of out of Germany circa 1910, dark background, partially veiled beauty, with a variety of hand-coloring on the veil itself that we find particularly fetching!

    Note the stamp on the back of the card. It is a Bavarian 5 pfennig stamp, common enough on German postcards of the 1900s, and because they stopped printing it in 1911, it is sometimes a helpful clue in dating a card even when the postmark is illegible.

    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

    Wish we'd received this in for May day! Lovely hand-coloration on this barely risque French postcard, circa 1904.

    Why 1904? Check out the text on the obverse of the card:

    "Tous les pays etrangere n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto se renseigner a la poste,"

    which translates (more or less) as, "Not all foreign countries accept correspondence on this side of the card. Inquire at post office."

    After England first introduced the divided back postcard in late 1902, an arrangement that allowed for text messages, or even advertisements, in the section to the left of the recipient's address, other nations followed suit, but slowly. Though France began allowing divided back cards in 1904, the United States, for example, didn't allow them until 1906. So the text on our card warned the sender of this limitation. In 1904 or 1905, the text would have made good sense, and also helps us establish a tentative date of publication.

    What would have happened if in 1904 we'd sent this card from France to a friend in America? Well, it might have had an "added postage" tariff stamp slapped onto it (an added fee charged to the recipient upon delivery. Not very classy if sending a postcard to a sweetheart, for instance :), or possibly the card would simply have been tossed into the waste basket by one of those "by the numbers" postal clerks they had long ago. Thank goodness we don't have any of those nowadays (wink).

    This card is so bright and cheerful, evocative of the era, and just a little weird, don't you think? All of which makes it lots of fun :) Added bonus? Such 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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    18.00 USD

    Wish we'd received this in for May day! Lovely hand-coloration on this barely risque French postcard, circa 1904.

    Why 1904? Check out the text on the obverse of the card:

    "Tous les pays etrangere n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto se renseigner a la poste,"

    which translates (more or less) as, "Not all foreign countries accept correspondence on this side of the card. Inquire at post office."

    After England first introduced the divided back postcard in late 1902, an arrangement that allowed for text messages, or even advertisements, in the section to the left of the recipient's address, other nations followed suit, but slowly. Though France began allowing divided back cards in 1904, the United States, for example, didn't allow them until 1906. So the text on our card warned the sender of this limitation. In 1904 or 1905, the text would have made good sense, and also helps us establish a tentative date of publication.

    What would have happened if in 1904 we'd sent this card from France to a friend in America? Well, it might have had an "added postage" tariff stamp slapped onto it (an added fee charged to the recipient upon delivery. Not very classy if sending a postcard to a sweetheart, for instance :), or possibly the card would simply have been tossed into the waste basket by one of those "by the numbers" postal clerks they had long ago. Thank goodness we don't have any of those nowadays (wink).

    This card is so bright and cheerful, evocative of the era, and just a little weird, don't you think? All of which makes it lots of fun :) Added bonus? Such 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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    Gorgeous postcard by George Gerlach of Berlin. One of the much beloved "Godiva" like images that were capturing imaginations in the 1900s and 1910s and are still so beloved today. And like most of them, the model in this one, despite the fact that her character has been reborn in surrendering her fate to destiny, and no matter how many articles of clothing she may have abandoned to the magic of the moment...she still maintains appropriate footwear :)

    Beautiful rich tone. 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

    Wish we'd received this in for May day! Lovely hand-coloration on this barely risque French postcard, circa 1904.

    Why 1904? Check out the text on the obverse of the card:

    "Tous les pays etrangere n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto se renseigner a la poste,"

    which translates (more or less) as, "Not all foreign countries accept correspondence on this side of the card. Inquire at post office."

    After England first introduced the divided back postcard in late 1902, an arrangement that allowed for text messages, or even advertisements, in the section to the left of the recipient's address, other nations followed suit, but slowly. Though France began allowing divided back cards in 1904, the United States, for example, didn't allow them until 1906. So the text on our card warned the sender of this limitation. In 1904 or 1905, the text would have made good sense, and also helps us establish a tentative date of publication.

    What would have happened if in 1904 we'd sent this card from France to a friend in America? Well, it might have had an "added postage" tariff stamp slapped onto it (an added fee charged to the recipient upon delivery. Not very classy if sending a postcard to a sweetheart, for instance :), or possibly the card would simply have been tossed into the waste basket by one of those "by the numbers" postal clerks they had long ago. Thank goodness we don't have any of those nowadays (wink).

    This card is so bright and cheerful, evocative of the era, and just a little weird, don't you think? All of which makes it lots of fun :) Added bonus? Such lovely 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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