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    19.00 USD

    Gorgeous portrait of unidentified performer. The writing on the front of this card really does, in its presentation, look like an autograph and dedication, but we can't make out more than a word or two of the script.

    N.P.G. (Neue Photographische Gesellschaft), opened by Arthur Schwartz in 1894, was probably the most powerful and influential printer and publisher of postcards of the early 1900s. Our card was published just a few years after its opening and N.P.G. collectors will notice how very different the logo was on this early card.

    Flora Sutter Kaufmann, the recipient of this postcard, was likely born in Schloss Appenzell (Castle Appenzell) in the town of Appenzell, the capital of Appenzell Canton, high in the Swiss Alps.
    Her father, Anton Alfred Sutter was a well respected doctor in the town, who owned, and kept his consultation offices in, the castle. Consequently, the castle is still referred to by local's as "the doctor's house." It seems Flora's family was in the castle since the early 1700s. A link below will let you see the place.
    We always find it particularly fun when we can find out a little about a sender or recipient...kinda makes the card all that much more special :)

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.swisscastles.ch/Appenzell/appenzell_d.htm&prev=search

    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

    Jugendstil Artiste Wearing Wreath, circa 1900 by N.P.G.
    Gorgeous portrait of unidentified performer. The writing on the front of this card really does, in its presentation, look like an autograph and dedication, but we can't make out more than a word or two of the script.

    N.P.G. (Neue Photographische Gesellschaft), opened by Arthur Schwartz in 1894, was probably the most powerful and influential printer and publisher of postcards of the early 1900s. Our card was published just a few years after its opening and N.P.G. collectors will notice how very different the logo was on this early card.

    Flora Sutter Kaufmann, the recipient of this postcard, was likely born in Schloss Appenzell (Castle Appenzell) in the town of Appenzell, the capital of Appenzell Canton, high in the Swiss Alps.
    Her father, Anton Alfred Sutter was a well respected doctor in the town, who owned, and kept his consultation offices in, the castle. Consequently, the castle is still referred to by local's as "the doctor's house." It seems Flora's family was in the castle since the early 1700s. A link below will let you see the place.
    We always find it particularly fun when we can find out a little about a sender or recipient...kinda makes the card all that much more special :)

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.swisscastles.ch/Appenzell/appenzell_d.htm&prev=search

    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

    Hilarious :) Being book people ourselves, we really appreciate this one and hesitate to let it go! If our period and place cultural reading of this is generally correct, the forbidden book the young lady is reading is probably a (hold on to your hats) popular novel!!! Such mind candy was often strictly discouraged by parents of "well brought up" young ladies.
    This model is a regular favorite of ours who appeared in a particularly beautiful series of Mignon cards.

    Lovely unposted condition on this card by Paul Fink of Berlin. The vertical dividing line on the obverse dates the card to post 1906 in Germany, but the triangle imprint in the stamp box, narrows our date of publication even further. That triangle is the mark of N.B.C. the Neue Bromsilber Convention, a pricing cartel established by many printer/publishers of silver bromide (photo-print) postcards in around 1909. This helps us date our card to somewhere between 1909 and 1914, when, with the onrush of WWI, German postcard production ground to a near halt.
    Please note, our card's logo is often understandably confused with another PFB logo for Paul Finkenrath. Different printing house, similar name and same general period and place. This, according to our friends at the TPA project, a great research source on German cards. Link below.

    http://www.tpa-project.info/html/body_paul_finkenrath.html

    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

    Wonderful card by Albrecht and Meister, circa 1909-1914. The young lady enjoys treasured memories written in her diary (we hope it's "her" diary!! :) by a lovely fire and at a presently safe distance from the tiger skin rug.
    Subtext? Animal skin rug plus fire equals passion, all caution cast to the winds :) Sitting in a chair above the rug equals safety and distance, so we have a young woman of passionate nature, but with those fiery emotions under control.
    This card sent to a beau might say, "I'm thinking of you, remembering our walk in the woods and that kiss and clutch beneath the trees."
    Postcards offered the sender a safe way of expressing things we often take for granted nowadays as being of little importance or easily talked about. We love their unspoken language.

    Why is it important to offer scans showing all the edges and corners of a card? Because you, the collector, deserve an honest, complete preview of the card! Closely cropped scans can disguise damage and flaws.

    This card is a great example. Our first listing image shows the card off in the most flattering way we can manage. Our second listing image shows clearly that the card was imperfectly trimmed. A common fault in cards produced during the early 1900s.

    Someone will fall in love with this card and buy it for what it is, but they really do deserve to be made aware of its flaws!

    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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    53.00 USD

    as per convo


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    19.00 USD

    Gorgeous card by A. Noyer, circa 1910s.
    Mlle. Dourga, a dancer who arrived in Paris from French colonial possessions in India, appeared in the 1916 production of Léo Delibes' opera Lakmé, at the Opera Comique in Paris.
    She made quite a splash, even posing before famed sculptor Auguste Rodin, according to a March 1916 edition of Le Cri de Paris.

    "One day, while she was posing, he said to the dancer: "You will not mind me for having only made a pair of arms to this goddess, who ought to have ten?"

    Miss Dourga replied wisely: "It is even more so than the Venus de Milo who has none at all."

    We haven't yet come across any history on M. Quinault.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    To hear the "Flower Duet" from "Lakmé," one of the most beautiful arias ever (we think :), just click the youtube link below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qx2lMaMsl8

    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

    Gorgeous card by A. Noyer, circa 1910s.
    Mlle. Dourga, a dancer who arrived in Paris from French colonial possessions in India, appeared in the 1916 production of Léo Delibes' opera Lakmé, at the Opera Comique in Paris.
    She made quite a splash, even posing before famed sculptor Auguste Rodin, according to a March 1916 edition of Le Cri de Paris.

    "One day, while she was posing, he said to the dancer: "You will not mind me for having only made a pair of arms to this goddess, who ought to have ten?"

    Miss Dourga replied wisely: "It is even more so than the Venus de Milo who has none at all."

    To hear the "Flower Duet" from "Lakmé," one of the most beautiful arias ever (we think :), just click the youtube link below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qx2lMaMsl8

    We haven't yet come across any history on M. Quinault.
    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

    Who is "La Belle Waléry?" 'tis a mystery! We've seen other images of this beautiful stage performer, but can't find out anything about her. She certainly has the appearance of a Spanish dancer, but who knows! Of course, the name throws us. Was she related to the famous photographer Stanisław Julian Ignacy, Count Ostroróg (1863-1935) who used the name Waléry as a pseudonym (among others) in his work, just as his father did before him? If you have any history on her, please share!

    In any case, a lovely card, circa 1900 Paris. 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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    16.00 USD

    Who is "La Belle Waléry?" 'tis a mystery! We've seen other images of this beautiful stage performer, but can't find out anything about her. She certainly has the appearance of a Spanish dancer, but who knows! Of course, the name throws us. Was she related to the famous photographer Stanisław Julian Ignacy, Count Ostroróg (1863-1935) who used the name Waléry as a pseudonym (among others) in his work, just as his father did before him? If you have any history on her, please share!

    In any case, a lovely card, circa 1900 Paris. 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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    16.00 USD

    Au Bord du Puits, or At the Well, a truly lovely image of a young woman drawing water. This is an unidentified photogravure of actress Lilian Greuze by Reutlinger of Paris, and one of five cards, out of a series of probably six, that we recently acquired for the shop.

    After initially listing this card, we were contacted by one of our wonderful customers with the information that the model in this image is none other than Mlle. Lilian (also Lillian) Greuze, French stage actress, model, and later, film actress. We have no bio on her unfortunately, but we know she was associated with both Sarah (la Divine) Bernhardt, and Polaire (She of the "wasp waist"). Mlle. Greuze appeared in several silent films in the 1910s and 20s, and went on to appear in the talkies too, well into the 1930s!

    The "woman at the well" as an image theme, can easily be counted as its own sub-genre of picture postcards. Though perhaps not as collectible today as Pierrot, or paper moon images, at the time this card was printed, the "woman at the well" was a theme that resonated deeply.

    Though technology and industry were moving forward with lightning speed by the year 1900, evidence of this growth was more part and parcel of the urban experience. Village life was still, in many places, not terribly different for the average villager than it had been a hundred years before.

    Indoor plumbing was not yet the norm (actually, even in the USA of the 1970s, though by then the "village well" may have been a forgotten fixture of the past, indoor plumbing was still a stranger to many rural American households) and the village well, or shared well, in turn of the century France, was still as it had always been, an important gathering place, and a central hub of village life.

    In addition to ancient mythical concepts of the well as a source of life, of wisdom, and so forth, there is also the earthy association of the water jug, urn or vase, with womanhood, motherhood, and fertility. If we add to these ideas the fact that the well was often a place in the village where a young man or woman might first have begun a shy courtship with their future mate, it is no wonder that this theme was so very popular.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    24.00 USD

    "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

    According to the writing on the back of this card, this somber Pierrette is the character Princess Alma, the daughter of King Nicolo, from a scene in the play "Konig Nicolo, oder So ist das Leben" (King Nicolas, or Such is Life) by Frank Wedekind, a prominent and controversial figure in German theater of the Weimar era. An author, actor and cabaret performer, he led German theater from the norm of pre-20th century Realism into the unexplored territory of Expressionism.

    Today, he is probably best known for the play "Die Büchse der Pandora" (Pandora's Box, 1904) one of his three "Lulu plays" that later in film in the 1920s became perhaps the most important vehicle (at least from the perspective of modern day cinema fans) for silent film star Louise Brooks.

    The actress pictured on our card bears a close resemblance to actress Tilly Wedekind, Frank Wedekind's wife (and some say the obsession that drove him to his untimely death in 1918), but that's another story we have no room for in this listing today.

    A very interesting unposted card, perhaps a promotional RPPC.
    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

    One of two wonderful "lesbian lovers" images produced by Jacques Biederer that we just got into the shop. Lots of fun! This was racy stuff in the 20s and 30s! Please note the cigarette holder and the kitty doing its best to upstage the two women :)

    Ostra Studio was operated by two brothers, Jacques and Charles Biederer. Jacques Biederer emigrated to Paris in the 1890s from what was then the Kingdom of Bohemia (later Czechoslovakia).

    He opened his photo studio in around 1908, and in 1913 his brother Charles joined him.

    The history on them is a bit murky, but they are today (Jacques in particular) probably the best known Parisian producers of fetish photos during the 1920s and 30s. Pretty wild stuff at the time with rubber corsets, masters/slaves, etc., and lots of spanking, but most of the images we've seen seemed to be intent on maintaining a sense of humor as well.

    The two brothers were Jewish, and in the 1940s following the fall of Paris to the Nazis, they were arrested and deported to Auschwitz in Poland. Neither of them survived the Holocaust.

    Biederer and Ostra Studio cards are much sought after, and though many of their more outré (always wanted to be able to use that word in a sentence :) images are a little out of our line, we do love our risque flappers, and are very pleased to have found this one!

    Great risque, semi nude, 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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    36.00 USD

    One of two wonderful "lesbian lovers" images produced by Jacques Biederer that we just got into the shop. Lots of fun! This was racy stuff in the 20s and 30s! Please note the cigarette holder and the kitty doing its best to upstage the two women :)

    Ostra Studio was operated by two brothers, Jacques and Charles Biederer. Jacques Biederer emigrated to Paris in the 1890s from what was then the Kingdom of Bohemia (later Czechoslovakia).

    He opened his photo studio in around 1908, and in 1913 his brother Charles joined him.

    The history on them is a bit murky, but they are today (Jacques in particular) probably the best known Parisian producers of fetish photos during the 1920s and 30s. Pretty wild stuff at the time with rubber corsets, masters/slaves, etc., and lots of spanking, but most of the images we've seen seemed to be intent on maintaining a sense of humor as well.

    The two brothers were Jewish, and in the 1940s following the fall of Paris to the Nazis, they were arrested and deported to Auschwitz in Poland. Neither of them survived the Holocaust.

    Biederer and
    Ostra Studio cards are much sought after, and though many of their more outré (always wanted to be able to use that word in a sentence :) images are a little out of our line, we do love our risque flappers, and are very pleased to have found this one!

    Great risque, semi nude, 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

    Very nice uncommon card published by AE, Axel Eliasson Art Publishers of Stockholm and Berlin. Seems to have been posted in 1908.

    Unidentified dancer is attired in the "costume orientale" so popular in the period. No photographer attribution either, though apparently Eliasson himself was responsible for some of the photography used for his postcards.
    AE published the majority of postcards coming out of Sweden at that time, but there is not a lot of information on them, and we don't know how influential on the German card industry their Berlin office was.
    In the early 1910s, Eliasson was also among the early founders of the Children's Day movement, and according to a couple of sources AE Art Publishers moved in the direction of children's book publishing.

    A lovely card! Our scans show a visible indentation in upper right quadrant caused by postmark frank on back of 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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    19.00 USD

    Very early portrait (circa 1901) of Geraldine Farrar, internationally acclaimed opera diva and silent movie star, by one of the most important 19th century German photographers, Julius Cornelius Schaarwächter. This is probably an image drawn from her operatic debut in Berlin as Marguerite.

    Born in 1882, in Massachusetts, Miss Farrar studied voice in France, and then in 1901 Berlin, enjoyed tremendous acclaim following her debut as Marguerite in Gounod's Faust (for which role she is in costume in our postcard).
    One of her fans was the eldest son of the Kaiser, Crown Prince Wilhelm, with whom she was reputed to have had an affair.

    In 1907, after returning to America, She performed the role of Cio Cio San in Puccini's Madama Butterfly with the Met. She was to remain a member of that company until her retirement in 1922.

    Miss Farrar believed strongly in the idea of incorporating acting into her operatic roles, to the degree that she was known to insert unrehearsed "bits" into performances often surprizing fellow cast members, and not always happily. On one occasion, she caused quite a ruckus during a performance of Carmen, when, in the title role, she got a little carried away and reputedly "bit" famed operatic tenor, Enrico Caruso on the ear! Perhaps he didn't mind that much though, as they remained friends for many years.

    In between opera seasons she appeared in a number of silent films, and was followed about by crowds of enthusiastic young women who earned the name Gerry-flappers!

    This card was probably published right around 1901/2 at the beginning of her operatic career. Below, we have a link to Youtube where you can hear Miss Farrar and Mr. Caruso performing together as Marguerite and Faust in around 1910, when both were on the bill at the Met in New York.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YALA82msPvA

    Great opera history, great unposted card in 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 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.

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    Les Saisons, The Seasons, a series of cards depicting various artistes, this one La Cavalieri, from the photograph by Reutlinger. For a Cavalieri collector, this may be a treat!
    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.

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    French Dancer Christiane Lorrain, circa 1920s by A. Noyer. Lovely card, 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

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    Very uncommon image of the artiste known as Doll. We've learned very little about this popular postcard model, but whether she was a singer, dancer, or actress, her woodland fantaisies were certainly dear to the hearts of many.
    This particular Doll image is one we've seen only once before in years of constant postcardery. Doesn't mean we won't find another one tomorrow, or that it's "rare" (a much over-used term lately), but if we were compiling a collection of her images, we wouldn't let this one slip away!
    Definite wear to corners on this magical card. Though it was posted in Austria in 1912, we would guess the card dated nearer 1906. N.P.G. (Neue Photographische Gesellschaft) of Berlin, regularly printed lovely versions of the Parisian photographer, Leopold Reutlinger's, work, often with the Oranotype process, giving images a very nice glossy finish.
    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.

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    We've had one of these in the shop perhaps three times in the past. Love this series! Goddess stuff is wonderful, the hand tinting is so vibrant, the model is triple cute :) Also, with Croissant of Paris, the printer/publisher, we enjoy the added bonus of the wonderful Art Nouveau decoration on the card's obverse! It's like two cards in one!

    Astarte is the Greek form of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. She eventually became both the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, and in other cultures, the evil demon Ashtaroth! You know how that goes, right? Two cultures clash in war, they sometimes turn their enemy's gods into devils.

    Can't find out a lot about the photographer, Arjalew (probably pronounced Ar-ya-lev). Much of their work we've come across is like this, playful, light and fun with an Art Nouveau foundation shining through.

    Interesting suggestion by one of our customers, though. The photographer, Monsieur Walery of Paris (Walery was a pseudonym), aka Stanislaw Julian Ignacy, Count Ostorog (1863-1935), liked to play around with his name creating additional pseudonyms. Our customer suggested that Arjalew was actually a word play on Walery! Fun idea, though we've found nothing yet to support it.

    Please note the very gentle bend in the upper right quadrant. Kinda hard to see in person. You need to know these things! The card says, "Love me, love my bend!" :) It's just the way it is.
    Believe it or not, there are vintage postcard dealers who actually photoshop out flaws like this one in their listing images so when you receive it in the mail you get a surprise! No no. Not good.
    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

    Heinrich and Max Gaudsmidt were twin brothers from Holland, clowns acrobats, pantomimists and animal trainers. They traveled internationally with their two shaggy black Spanish poodles. As an animal act, from the little snippets we read, they appear to have been highly regarded. We found notices of performances in journals from between 1908 and 1916. This card was probably a promotional RPPC. See on the obverse the text "Original Trick." Who knows, but we're guessing agent or manager.
    Some definite wear at 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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