This vintage real photo postcard features an attractive young woman sitting in a chair by a fireplace. She is reading a magazine by the light of the fire. The young lady is adorned with a lot of jewelry (two bracelets, a necklace, and a ring). She is wearing a pretty dress and a pretty smile.  The postcard was published by Rotophot Berlin (RPH). It is part of a series (no.3677/2). Rotophot made it’s debut in Berlin, Germany around the turn of the century (1900). The company had other European offices including London and Budapest. They published many different postcard topics including stage stars. Many of their early postcards were tinted. Eventually Rotophot morphed into “Ross Verlag”, a postcard company that collectors know for the many postcards they produced featuring actors and actresses. This postcard has a French stamp.  SOLD

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  1. She has a delightful pose and expression!

  2. I found a photo taken by Steele, waukon ia. I dont know who the woman is but it is at the turn of the century by the outfit she is wearing.  It was behind a family photo.

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  3. If you haven’t already found it, note that the cabinet card gallery exhibits a photo by the very same Mr. Robert Steele of Waukon, Iowa. Enjoy your accidental find.

  4. I’m curious – does it have a matt surface to it? I have some French-produced cards that are very similar and they look velvety on the picture side.

  5. This particular postcard does not have a matte finish but I do know the French postcards that you are referring to.

  6. Followed the “related” link and found this. Reading always catches my eye, but the proximity of that rug to what might be a real fire is disconcerting!

    • You are correct. The proximity of the rug to the fire is downright scary. Thank goodness the fire is fake.

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