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    8.50 USD

    Superbly delicate coloration on this lovely card. It offers us an image of the popular Edwardian actress Miss Lily Brayton garbed in chain mail, who with her equally popular husband, Oscar Asche, performed "The Two Pins" in 1908 at the Aldwych Theater in London. The play was written and performed entirely in blank verse, or so writes the drama critic for the arts magazine Punch. He writes his article in blank verse too...funny :) He enjoyed the play very much (if you'd rather not read what he wrote) but if you'd rather read his response yourself, here's a link to the Google extract:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=bpowAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA438&lpg=PA438&dq=play+%22the+two+pins%22&source=bl&ots=c6bpco6-OO&sig=G2RA5XqO0szYFjvVuooGK3b0sw0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjw6IHj9tnJAhUBwmMKHZoCAVEQ6AEIOjAG#v=onepage&q=play%20%22the%20two%20pins%22&f=false

    Lovely, lovely British theater card by Aristophot. 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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    8.50 USD

    Vilma Banky is a wonderful image subject whom we are fortunate to get into our shop every so often. This is a still shot from the 1926 film, "The Winning of Barbara Worth," in which Miss Banky starred opposite the original "British invasion," Ronald Coleman, and the Kevin Kostner of the the 1930s and 40s, Gary Cooper. What a romance triangle! Below, please follow the link to a 7 minute Youtube clip from the film, in all its golden glory. We couldn't find a full-length version online, but the clip will give you a wonderful taste :) For those of you who followed a link we had on a previous Vilma Banky card listing to "Son of the Sheik," you will see a very different Vilma on this one. No more the steamy Bedouin danseuse, but now the very sweetest of homespun Kates. She was really something, was Miss Banky, and the clarity on the clip is great!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrSj0uHnrXg

    Incidentally, "...Barbara Worth" was based on a novel by the same name, by a hugely successful American author of the early 20th century, Harold Bell Wright. A household name in his prime (around 1910?), he is pretty much forgotten now, but his stuff, if very dated, was really quite a lot of fun, and if you ever run across a copy (usually to be found as a lonely old hardcover at the bottom of the box in a church rummage sale--you know, where all the treasure is!), we honestly do recommend you give it a try.

    Wonderful image, wonderful 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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    8.00 USD

    ‎Così appassionato! :)

    Tito Corbella (1885-1966) has to be one of our favorite Italian illustrators of glamor and couples romance postcards. One reason for this, is that he designed a large number of cards after famous Italian silent screen actresses, like Pina Menichelli, Francesca Bertini and Lyda Borelli, and if you visit our shop often, you know how fond we are of these ladies.

    According to the folks at European Filmstar Postcards, he often used his wife as a model. For more history on this wonderful artist and several fine examples of his work, follow the link below to their website. It is a site we visit often when researching our cards.

    http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2013/07/painted-by-tito-corbella.html

    Note the lovely decoration on the back of this 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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    24.00 USD

    Did your knees just go weak? Don't be alarmed. Signorina Menichelli has that effect on many people! One of the most beautifully expressive faces of the Italian cinema, Pina Menichelli, radiates dramatic presence. We are particularly fond of her images, and in general love what these Italian photographers, working with these amazing models, were able to achieve!

    We also love being able to offer you cards of this almost pristine quality, as if you had just stepped off a train in Milan, in 1917, and while waiting for your aunt, who was to meet you at the station but is late in arriving, you stop at a kiosk which sells newspapers, magazines and postcards. This particular image catches your eye, because only last month you admired Pina in one of her films, wearing this oh so modern outfit. As you remember sitting in the dark cinema with your sweetheart, the sights and sounds of the busy railway station disappear....

    Now, for a real treat, follow the link below to this Youtube video of a full length Pina Menichelli film, lots of fun, and with subs in English and a nice musical soundtrack, so that you can better remember that wonderful experience! We recommend a bowl of fresh popcorn and a SanPellegrino Limonata sweetened with two tablespoons of sugar!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwUXLo0277E

    Traveling through time and space is what we we are all about here at Red Poulaine. Please think of us as your own personal Tardis :)

    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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    18.00 USD

    Did your knees just go weak? Don't be alarmed. Signorina Menichelli has that effect on many people! One of the most beautifully expressive faces of the Italian cinema, Pina Menichelli, radiates dramatic presence. We are particularly fond of her images, and in general love what these Italian photographers, working with these amazing models, were able to achieve!

    We also love being able to offer you cards of this beauty, as if you had just stepped off a train in Milan, in 1917, and while waiting for your aunt, who was to meet you at the station but is late in arriving, you stop at a kiosk which sells newspapers, magazines and postcards. This particular image catches your eye, because only last month you admired Pina in one of her films, wearing this oh so modern outfit. As you remember sitting in the dark cinema with your sweetheart, the sights and sounds of the busy railway station disappear.

    Now, for a real treat, follow the link below to this Youtube video of a full length Pina Menichelli film, lots of fun, and with subs in English and a nice musical soundtrack, so that you can better remember that wonderful experience! We recommend a bowl of fresh popcorn and a SanPellegrino Limonata sweetened with two tablespoons of sugar!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwUXLo0277E

    Traveling through time and space is what we we are all about here at Red Poulaine. Please think of us as your own personal Tardis. :)

    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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    26.00 USD

    Karl Vanselow, writer, publisher and photographer, was the founder of Verlag der Schoenheit (Beauty Publishers) and a promoter of Naturism, Nudism, and Physical Culture from the early 1900s until, we believe, into the early 1930s, in Germany.

    Though unattributed, this may be one of his photos. It is a lovely, evocative, image.

    Sometimes viewed as a direct reaction to the social taboos surrounding nudity in modern western society and therefore as political in nature, the Naturist and "Physical Culture" movements that grew in popularity from the 1890s promoted an open awareness and acceptance of the human form, physical well-being through diet and exercise, and the practice of social nudity. Of course naturism is still practiced today all over the world, but in the 1920s (our card's era), the subject was far more controversial.

    Herr Vanselow was also an advocate and promoter of Esperanto, and published a number of poems in that "new" constructed language.

    Would you like to hear Esperanto spoken? You could follow the link below to the full length version of "The Incubus," a 1966 black and white horror film directed by Leslie Stevens, the creator of "The Outer Limits," and starring a barely pre-Star Trek William Shatner. According to many modern speakers of Esperanto, the pronunciation of the language in this film is...not so great. Still, lots of fun, and a very weird little movie!!
    What does any of this have to do with our postcard? Almost nothing whatsoever :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHUfHj2lTaM

    A very nice card. Note the extra bit of card stock protruding from one of the corners, a fault (easily remedied) that must have occurred during the cutting process.
    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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    8.50 USD

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

    Lya Mara, 1897-1960, was born Aleksandra Gudowicz to Polish parents. When the family moved to Warsaw at the beginning of WWI, Aleksandra studied stagecraft, soon began dancing professionally, and eventually became a hugely popular star of German silent films. She did not, however, make the transition to the talkies. Her career faded, and when Hitler came to power in '33, she and her husband, director and producer Frederic Zelnik, with whom she had enjoyed great success in earlier years, left Germany for London, where Zelnik continued to direct and produce films.

    Thanks Wikipedia for much of our biographical info!

    Here, Fraulein Mara is dressed to the nines in luminously extravagant costumery!

    A fantastic card in very fine unposted condition. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, 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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    5.50 USD

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

    Born Vilma Koncsics (1901-1991) Miss Banky was the daughter of a highly placed government official in Emperor Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungary.
    Growing up in Budapest, she was fascinated by film from a young age, and won a part in a film at age 19.

    In 1925, Samuel Goldwyn visited Budapest, and signed her to a contract. Her family, and her fiancee were already unhappy with the idea of her being an actress, but she ignored all of their wishes, and ran off (hardly running off, really, she was 24 years old :) to Hollywood, where she was called the Hungarian Rhapsody, and became a tremendous success.
    She was leading lady to Rudolf Valentino in "The Eagle," and "Son of the Shiek," and made many more films before the talkies reared their head, and her heavy Hungarian accent apparently stood in the way of her continued success.

    She married silent movie star Rod La Rocque (Wait, we know what you're thinking, but that was the name this French-Canadian fellow was actually born with, and no, he never starred in an episode of the Flintstones :) to whom she stayed happily married until his death in 1969.
    Miss Banky sold real estate with her husband, played a lot of golf, and established an educational foundation. Sounds like a relatively uneventful, happy later life. I think we can say that is a very nice thing.
    Almost all of our bio information was drawn from a wonderfully concise article on Wikipedia. Thanks Wikipedia!

    A visit to Youtube will produce numerous clips from her film career, allowing you to see why she was so greatly loved. A very beautiful woman, and a gifted actress. I think, through Youtube, we were able to enjoycomplete copies of both "The Winning of Barbara Worth" (early Gary Cooper too!), and "Son of the Sheik."

    Beautiful atmospheric image. A very nice, unposted 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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    24.00 USD

    Embroidered corset, striped woolen stockings, lacy under-drawers and lots of ribbons and bows. This is quite the image! I We believe what we have here is an image of a genuine fancy woman :) It appears to be an RPPC shot in a garden setting. Our fashion historians will love this one, but we'll file it under risque.
    If you look closely, you'll see two rounded depressions at the top and bottom of the image. These were caused by the glue holding the photo in an album or on some other surface, probably shinkage of the glue of a century or so.
    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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    14.00 USD

    Love this image. Marguerite Brésil is one of our favorites. Born in 1880, she made her first appearance on the stage of the Theatre Gymnase in Paris, in 1899, and within a few years was a tremendous star.

    This portrait was made by Leopold Reutlinger of Paris, the card printed by NPG (Neue Photographische Gesellschaft) of Berlin.

    Monsieur Reutlinger had a long standing arrangement with NPG, one of the highest quality printing and publishing houses of postcards at that time (early 1900s), where many of his Parisian photos were printed for commercial distribution.

    A very nice unposted 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


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    36.00 USD

    Very interesting card! Nice quality print in sepia of a cabaret showgirl. The photo is very reminiscent of work by J. Mandel, or maybe Walery. The card itself is just a touch narrower than your average in size and the stamp box on the obverse, K ltd, was the logo of Kodak Ltd., the UK branch of Eastman Kodak. Not the publisher of this card, but the maker of the photo paper used.

    Note that there is no photographer, artiste, or publisher attribution on this one. Not so terribly strange with a nude card, but our suspicion is that this is a very high quality bootleg card, its image probably originating in France, and then being reprinted by an enterprising photo studio in England.

    The K Ltd. logo in the stamp box appears to have been used between 1918 and 1936. Since the image itself looks like something produced in the 1910s, what would make sense would be that with the popularity of the "french" French postcard coming back in the kit bags of young veterans of the war in Europe, these were produced for sale to these young men between 1918 and into the early 20s.

    An interesting little bit of history!
    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

    The brothers Neurdein, Etienne and Louis, had a studio in Paris from 1863 until just before the outbreak of WWI. So though pre-dating it by a few years, their careers pretty much spanned the whole of La Belle Epoque. Etienne Neurdein stayed primarily in Paris, producing local projects, portraits in the studio, and photographing art entries at the Salon de Paris from which many lovely postcards were produced, while his brother Louis traveled widely, spending much of his time in Algeria.

    It is probably Louis' work for whom the Neurdein brothers are best remembered today, particularly a series of images of a young Kabyle woman of Algeria, examples of which find their way into our shop now and then. Link below:

    https://www.etsy.com/transaction/172052723

    We are guessing though, that this listing's card (one out of a very popular series, Silhouettes Parisiennes) was produced by Etienne Neurdein. Great 1910s fashion reference!
    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

    The brothers Neurdein, Etienne and Louis, had a studio in Paris from 1863 until just before the outbreak of WWI. So though pre-dating it by a few years, their careers pretty much spanned the whole of La Belle Epoque. Etienne Neurdein stayed primarily in Paris, producing local projects, portraits in the studio, and photographing art entries at the Salon de Paris from which many lovely postcards were produced, while his brother Louis traveled widely, spending much of his time in Algeria.

    It is probably Louis' work for whom the Neurdein brothers are best remembered today, particularly a series of images of a young Kabyle woman of Algeria, examples of which find their way into our shop now and then. Link below:

    https://www.etsy.com/transaction/172052723

    We are guessing though, that this listing's card (one out of a very popular series, Silhouettes Parisiennes) was produced by Etienne Neurdein. Great 1910s fashion reference!
    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

    The brothers Neurdein, Etienne and Louis, had a studio in Paris from 1863 until just before the outbreak of WWI. So though pre-dating it by a few years, their careers pretty much spanned the whole of La Belle Epoque. Etienne Neurdein stayed primarily in Paris, producing local projects, portraits in the studio, and photographing art entries at the Salon de Paris from which many lovely postcards were produced, while his brother Louis traveled widely, spending much of his time in Algeria.

    It is probably Louis' work for whom the Neurdein brothers are best remembered today, particularly a series of images of a young Kabyle woman of Algeria, examples of which find their way into our shop now and then. Link below:

    https://www.etsy.com/transaction/172052723

    We are guessing though, that this listing's card (one out of a very popular series, Silhouettes Parisiennes) was produced by Etienne Neurdein. Great 1910s fashion reference!
    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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    12.00 USD

    Sweet Bessie Love (1892-1986) was a popular film star of the silents and the early talkies. She was born Juanita Horton in Midland Texas. Her dad, a chiropractor, moved the family further west, eventually to Hollywood, where Miss Love met D.W. Griffith (who gave her the name Bessie Love) and won a small part in his huge spectacular, "Intolerance."

    This wonderful Cinémagazine Edition card (we so love the quality of their prints) captures her tenderness, and explains why she was compared to Mary Pickford. In fact, D.W. Griffith was said to have referred to her as "Our Mary."

    A very nice card in nice unposted condition. Two marks from some kind of rubbing, center left, are barely noticeable in person, but our scan shows them off nicely...erk!... :)

    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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    Lovely postcard print (circa 1905) of what was a photograph of ballet dancer Mlle. Boutouyrie in costume for a performance at the Opéra de Paris, probably circa 1890s. Mlle. Boutouyrie was a contemporary of Cléo de Merode and from her jaw-droppingly gorgeous costume, this image might even have been drawn from her performance with Cléo de Merode in Louis Gallet's "Thamara," a romantic tragedy and two part extravagance of Oriental Exoticism set in Baku, in which Boutouyrie and Merode dance the parts of favorites in a harem (Nope, as far as we know, they did not sing. Opera often used (uses) dancers too!). We do know that French operatic soprano Jeanne Hatto performed as Thamara in at least two of the opera's productions.

    The detail on this costume is just amazing!
    A truly lovely 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.

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    Such a charming image! Four young girls costumed as if for a musical production of the Mignon type. Tragic young Gypsies, one and all, well we hope things turn out well for them :)

    Please note the small arrow drawn above the head of the leftmost young lady. It harms an otherwise gorgeous print, but still, a charming, charming card.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will 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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    Really great flapper image by Fotocelere, one of our favorite Italian printer/publishers, based in Turin, Italy. Like a number of the larger publishers, Fotocelere had satellites outside their country of origin, this lovely card having been printed in France.

    After WWI, whose dark clouds had rained all over the picture postcard's "golden era," the postcard never quite regained the mass popularity it had enjoyed prior to 1914. It was still an important means of communication of course, though the practice of mailing off a card to a friend across town on Wednesday, to invite them over for lunch on Friday, was rapidly being supplanted by that new-fangled machine, the telephone.

    The monochrome tinted card was cheaper to produce than those labor intensive, hand-colored postcards, keeping production costs down, and their bright, solid, colors were eye-catching and oh-so-modern! Postcards like this one were all the rage in the 20s and early 30s, and yes, we still love 'em :)

    Nice unposted condition on this one, though with some soft, rounding at the 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 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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    14.00 USD

    Jeez...don't you wish you could be there? I know I do :)

    Lovely 1920s era French RPPC of dancers in "costume orientale," preparing for a performance on an outdoor stage. Great stuff.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

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

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

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


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    24.00 USD

    Fi-ve Oda-lisques...
    Four calling birds,
    Three French hens,
    Two turtle doves...

    and it's not even Christmas yet :)

    Historically, the odalisque (from the Turkish Odalik) was a chambermaid in the sultan's harem, actually the lowest rank in the social pecking order according to Wikipedia, and so not a concubine or consort and actually never having anything to do with men whatsoever, but western Europeans built a fantasy around the word (odalisque is a remarkably beautiful word, don't you think?) and promoted the chambermaid to the adored concubine.

    The odalisque lounging on her satin cushions, swathed (or at least semi-swathed) in silk was a very popular theme in European "orientalist" paintings from the 18th century on, and of course inspired the creation of any number of exotic French postcards, works of fiction, poetry, and silent films. Also, acrobatic dance troupes, apparently :)

    A wonderful promotional RPPC, printed in Germany we're guessing in the 1910s.
    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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