henri manuel cute girl This vintage real photo postcard is truly special. Master photographer, Henri Manuel, photographed this adorable little girl. The child’s expression exudes happiness and love of life. This portrait captures the innocence of childhood. In 1900, Henri Manuel (1874-1947) opened a portrait studio in Paris with his brother Gaston. He quickly became renowned for his portraits of politicians, artists, and athletes. His images were used by news agencies . His studio became the largest studio in Paris and it attracted many young photographers who sharpened their skills there. In 1925 the brothers expended their business to include fashion photography. They worked for such designers as Chanel, Patou, and Lanvin. The studio shut down during World War II and many of their photographic plates were destroyed. Manuel was the official photographer for the French government from 1914 through 1944. To view other photographs by Manuel, click on the category “Photographer: Manuel”. The publisher of this postcard is unidentified. The postcard is part of a series (no. 551).  SOLD                                                                  

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  1. She is gorgeous! I’d love to know who she became as a grownup. This shot immediately said “This is the way my character Violeta looked when Daddy kidnapped her.” Is that a prayer book she’s holding?

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