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    18.00 USD

    Lots of fun! :) A couple of young ladies on a promotional RPPC. Very professionally done, too. Lovely dresses, tresses, and over all, a lovely image!

    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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    18.00 USD

    "Where are they going? To the tree, to the tree!"

    P.D. Eastman, "Go Dog Go"

    Great dog image, published by Noyer, and dated 1924 on the back side. Love it!!!

    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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    22.00 USD

    Not long ago we ran across a collection of postcards picturing a number of Belle Epoque stage performers, and signed or dedicated by them to a Madame Pouillot. This is a card out of that collection.

    If you know a little about the collectible market, you will understand how these collections appear; someones great grandchild is cleaning out the attic, and coming across an old postcard album decides to sell it, or give it away, or perhaps someone passes away and an entire estate is liquidated, and a little collection of personal heirlooms suddenly appears on the market. That is probably how this card, along with those others we saw, appeared.

    Why would Alice de Tender, one of our favorite Belle Epoque dancers, be dedicating this card to a Madame Pouillot? Well, we started digging, and found a reference in a theatrical magazine from 1912 of a fishing contest held at a lake in Paris in the summertime, when many of the artistes were taking a break. In fact this contest was limited to theatrical people only.

    The author of the article mentioned a Madame Pouillot who was the guest of honor at the contest, but not so much as an artiste, but as a loved and honored personage. Apparently Madame Pouillot was a very wealthy woman, a patron of the arts, who had done much for theater people in Paris, even opening a home for actor's children there (perhaps a place for the children to live when the performers were away on tour?), and at the same time the author hinted at a recent bereavement, how Mme. visited the tomb of her husband on that day.

    So what we are thinking, is that when Mme. Pouillot's husband passed away, or perhaps on another occasion, she received these cards from her many friends and admirer's in the theater, and kept them together lovingly. We'll keep researching her, but unfortunately she doesn't appear to have been famous enough that we've found anything beyond what we've related here.

    Mlle. de Tender wrote, "Mon plus gentil sourire a Madame Pouillot," which translates as "My nicest smile for Madame Pouillot" which implies to us, that this was one of Mlle. de Tender's favorite images of herself, and also is such a sweet sentiment, and now we can share in her "nicest smile" too!

    A lovely card, with a lovely personal touch, in carefully preserved 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

    Okay, so we know that the two "Champions de Dance" are Fridl, the woman in the funny hat, and Nino, the very classy duck who exudes both charm and charisma, but who is the unnamed fellow in the white tie and top hat?

    Great German Cabaret image from the 1920s/early 30s. Minor glue and paper remnants still attached to the back of this card, otherwise, very nice!
    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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    29.00 USD

    Kārlis Bauls (1893-1964) was a Latvian photographer who had a studio in Riga and whose work is sometimes featured still today in art and museum exhibitions.

    This is a magnificent image, a studio RPPC of what was probably a dance act, produced in a very Expressionistic style.
    There is a small crease in the upper right corner of the card, almost unnoticeable in person. Our last listing image offers a close crop of the embossed studio imprint that appears in the lower right corner of the 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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    26.00 USD

    Beautiful card! Belle Epoque artiste in very sheer costume and wearing mums in her hair in that classic fashion. The use of the hand mirror as a piece of physical business in glamor, risque, and nude postcard images is certainly common enough, but here we have an instance of the mirror actually being put to a purpose!!

    We pretty much love everything about this card. There is a faint crease in the upper left quadrant just inside the decorative border and another faint crease in the white frame just beneath her right elbow. Neither of these are a particular problem for the image in our opinion, but it does effect the price of the 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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    6.00 USD

    Another lovely sepia toned portrait of a Paris music hall personality by Oricelly. The soft, soft light in his work is so wonderful. Research on the history of Martha de Villers is fruitless so far, but we'll keep searching.

    This card is in wonderful 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

    Artist Alphonse Mucha designed a poster to represent that Queen of the Stage, Sarah Bernhardt, as she appeared in Sardou's "Gismonda," in an 1895 production, that we believe she also directed.

    We have an image of that poster as listing image number three (not for sale). We've read that his intention was not to capture her physical features in that image (which he clearly did a number of times), so much as to capture the essence of her personality as she portrayed the character on the stage.

    This portrait by Nadar, or at least this postcard, was printed after 1904, so a good decade after the premiere showing of Gismonda, but Bernhardt was so fond of Mucha's poster, that she continued to use it as promotional material long past its first use in 1895.

    Wonderful photo by Nadar, wonderful costume, 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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    22.00 USD

    We're guessing this great RPPC is from a photo taken at a college physical conditioning class, circa 1910. How about those costumes! They look very well made, if a bit heavy, and rather constricting.

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

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    18.00 USD

    Great costume, great pose! Unfortunately though this is the second time we've had one of these wonderful cards in the shop, we still know nothing about this artiste! Lovely hand-tinting on this one.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    22.00 USD

    Great A. Traldi postcard of silent film actress Lucienne Legrand, circa 1920s. We love A. Traldi cards because of the wonderful Art Nouveau/Deco printing on their backs. Feels like two wonderful images in one to us :)

    We often think of this cabaret image with top hat, cigarette, etc., as having been created by Marlene Dietrich, and she certainly had a lot to do with popularizing it in the film The Blue Angel, "Der blaue Engel." Still, that was 1930, and this iconic image predates that film probably by a few years.

    Lucienne Legrand was a lovely, lovely gal. Incidentally, it's so easy to get confused when searching her name online, between the silent film actress on our card, and a later film actress, also named Lucienne Legrand, who was born in 1920, at about the time our Miss Legrand was making her earliest films.

    The more recently working of these two actresses had many more appearances in film, with one as recent as 2010, so info on her might tend to drown out anything on our earlier, silent film, actress whose shorter career (1929 seems to be the date of her last credited role) implies that she may not have made the transition to the talkies.

    We have no history on this Mlle. Legrand to speak of, at least in terms of her birth date, birthplace or death, but we found a very interesting site called The Historialist, with a few great posts mentioning her as the wife of Parisian shoe designer André Perugia who worked with fashion designers such as Paul Poiret, Givenchy, etc., and had a tremendous influence on modern shoe fashion and design.

    In Wikipedia it was written that, "He wrote a book "From Eve to Rita Hayworth" in which he said that the way to unveil a woman's personality was to study her feet." Well, apparently he made a careful study of Mlle. Legrand's feet, and found the route to her heart :) See our listing image #4 above, not for sale, of an image borrowed from The Historialist (link below) showing the couple together. Aren't they cute?

    http://www.thehistorialist.com/2015/01/1939-meet-lucienne-legrand-mrs-andre.html

    Beautiful card with minor wear to edges and corners. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, 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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    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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    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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    16.00 USD

    "My tears are like the quiet drift
    Of petals from some magic rose;
    And all my grief flows from the rift
    Of unremembered skies and snows.

    I think, that if I touched the earth,
    It would crumble;
    It is so sad and beautiful,
    So tremulously like a dream."

    --Dylan Thomas

    Why choose "Clown in the Moon" to introduce this postcard? Feels a little incongruous, right? But then why do clowns make so many people uncomfortable, if it isn't the suspicion that something "other" than the face they show us lies just beneath the surface?

    Anyway....great card...classic clown costumes of a type few even associate with clowns these days. No artiste or photographer attributions. We've seen a few cards out of this series, this being our favorite pose.

    S.I.P. (Société Industrielle de Photographie), the publisher, seems to have come into being at just before the year 1900. It was at least well enough established by then to have had a place at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, where they displayed a published catalogue of their offerings.
    We've probably listed more cards in our shop published by S.I.P. than by any other publisher, one reason being that it was probably the most common source of Leopold Reutlinger's celebrity photographs in postcard form. We read somewhere that the company shut down in 1910 and though we can't find any definitive source to support that, it does (given the S.I.P. cards we've found over the years) feel about right.

    The image is cheerful and fun, the dots of yellow-ochre colored paint on the clowns' costumes are actually of gold paint/ink that shine nicely in person, but as often happens, don't scan well. Minor wear to edges and corners. A tiny nick on the bottom edge at a point where the card met an album "corner." On the reverse side, you can see how the paper was protected from oxidation by the corners but is quite age tanned otherwise. Sometimes it works in exactly the opposite way!
    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

    Utterly charming photogravure of Psyche's night visit. Overcome by curiosity, she sneaks into her lover's room to catch a glimpse of him as he sleeps. What happens next? You'll get no spoilers here. See the movie :)
    Dating this card to the 1910s is probably a fair guess. If anything it's a bit older, we think.
    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

    Olga Wischnensky, Russian dancer (we think the name is actually Latvian), dressed to the nines in Chinese silks. Beautiful! Card is in wonderful, 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

    One of four wonderful cards published by G. B. Falci of Milan, out of a number of great Italian cards from the teens and twenties we got for the shop this week.

    We are still researching G. B. Falci, the publisher. We have always loved their "soft focus" images. Unfortunately, there is no artiste or photographer attribution on this one.

    On each of the four cards we have from this series, there is a word or phrase at the base of the card chosen to express the models mood. This is not uncommon for romantic Italian postcard images produced at that time. Complete series were able to describe a gamut of emotions, or a single card like this one, sent to a lover, or rejected suitor, might offer a clear message without a need for any further comment :)

    At the base of this particular card, is the phrase, "Ti Odio," or "I hate you." Oh My!

    It's interesting to us that French romance postcard images were almost always light and airy, while so many of the Italian ones, though there was of course much sweetness and light there as well, often explored "the dark side of romance," moving sometimes in the direction rejection, jealousy, tragedy, danger, etc. So much fun!!!

    If you look very closely at her headband, you will see the classic Mediterranean engraved pattern present on the large flat links of her chain-like headband. This detail, as well as the model's lovely long hair, are great examples of the way Art Nouveau took its time slipping into (interweaving with) Art Deco, particularly in our Italian cards. **Of course, we are not art historians, nor are we experts of any kind, just very enthusiastic amateurs, and welcome comments from anyone who agrees with us (kidding :) any comments, perhaps especially differing ones would be most welcome!**

    A very nice unposted card. 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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    16.00 USD

    Jren (Irene) Versanyi (born Muriel Wollner in 1876, in Raab), was a popular actress in Budapest, and internationally as well. A Hungarian Jew, she began her career in French burlesque reviews in the early 1900s (according to Wikipedia Hungary), and proceeded into straight theater, performing in plays by Shaw, Chekov, Shakespeare, Molnar, Maugham, and the list goes on. She also appeared in a number of silent films. We haven't yet found any real biographical information, just film and theater credits. She passed away in Budapest in 1932.
    A very nice card, posted in the 1920s from the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Some wear to edges and corners, and a little foxing. 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

    Gorgeous chromolithograph image, die embossed, with brilliant silver ink.
    Very reminiscent of those wonderful Dresden paper ornaments of the time.
    It's a shame our scan does not show off the brilliance of the silver paint/ink, or how very carefully someone worked at the embossing.

    A lovely, lovely card. 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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    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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