This vintage real photo postcard is quite unique. It features the portrait of a well dressed lovely couple. The woman is wearing what is probably the largest hair bow ever worn in the history of the world. If she was outside and caught the wind just right, she would probably have the ability to fly. The message on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the couple’s first names are Jeanne and Willy and that they were photographed in 1920 by E. Lorsen in Strasbourg, France.   (SOLD)

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  1. I laughed all the way over here from my email box, for your comments made me holler!

  2. I would like to comment that this bow headdress is not unique at all. The woman is wearing a typical folk costume from the area of Strasbourg in Alsace. This great bow is called a “Schlupfkapp.” From 1830 to 1880, the bow became larger and larger. Today it is a symbol of Alsace. You can go into any souvenir shop, and the dolls for sale will all be wearing this big black bow. It is not unique to this photograph.

    • Thanks for sharing the interesting story of the “Schlupfkapp”. I have learned so much from visitors to this blog. I refer to these informed visitors as the Cabinet Card Gallery’s vast unpaid research department. Thanks again for sharing.

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