FASHIONABLE AND PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN – LOVE THOSE SHOES

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This vintage real photo postcard features a young woman, possibly a teenager, posing for a full length portrait. She appears to be making a fashion statement. She is wearing a lovely dress and pretty shoes. A message on the reverse of the postcard reads “good memories, November, 1925(?). The inscription is signed presumably by the photographed subject, Liliane. The portrait’s photographer is Henri Pissot and his studio was located in Sens, France. Sens is a city in the Yonne department in north-central France. To see more photographs by Pissot, place his name in the search box. This postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF 4 DETECTIVES AND A UNIFORMED OFFICER STANDING IN FRONT OF A POLICE STATION (1930’S)

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police 1 This vintage photograph features five policemen posing in front of the entrance to an unknown French city’s police department. Four of the men are dressed in plain clothes. They are likely detectives. A uniformed officer stands behind the plainclothesmen. None of these men are rookies. They look hardened and not the type of men you would want to enrage. Note that three of the men have pens in their pockets. The pens are easy to reach for writing citations. The signs on the wall of the building appear to say “Gardiens” (Police) and “Commissariat” (Department). This photograph appears to have been taken in the 1930’s. The photo measures about 5″ x 7″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK IN TAGNON, ARDENNES, FRANCE (1942)

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ardennes taxi 1 This vintage snap shot features two men and what appears to be a delivery  or panel truck . This 1942 photo was taken in Tagnon, which is a community in the Ardennes department in northern France. The Ardennes region is in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and France. It was the scene of vicious battles in both World Wars. One of these battles was the Battle of the Bulge which occurred in 1944 and 1945. The previous owner of this photograph reported that this vehicle is a taxi. This photograph measures about 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ and is in good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on March 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY COUPLE: THE DELIONS POSE WITH THEIR BABY AND THEIR DOG

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family delion 1 A lovely young couple pose with their baby and their dog in a family portrait photograph. It is not clear whether the photo was taken outdoors, or in a photo studio. Writing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the message was written in 1913. The postcard was sent to someone in Paris, France. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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EXOTIC LOOKING FRENCH MOTHER AND HER BABY SITTING ON THE HIGHEST HIGH CHAIR IN THE WORLD

high chair baby high chair baby 1 This vintage real photo postcard features an exotic looking mother posing with her baby. The child is sitting on the highest high chair that I have ever seen. Using an elevated chair is very smart. The chair puts the child at the mother’s level and makes for a better posed photograph. I have not seen this photographic strategy employed before. The mother has very short hair and a serious expression. She is wearing a stylish collar pin and necklace. Note her fashionable boots. A stamp on the reverse of the postcard reveals that the photographer was “Pornet” and his/her studio was in Roanne, France. Roanne is a town in central France and is located 90 km northwest of Lyon. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

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Published in: on February 27, 2019 at 8:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN : PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME AND ELEGANT FRENCH MILITARY MAN

french officer 1 This vintage real photo postcard features a handsome  elegant French military officer wearing his dress uniform. He is holding a pair of white gloves. His collar has pins which indicate that he is a member of the 4th unit (division?). The stamp box on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the publisher was K Ltd. and the the publishing date was sometime between 1918 and 1936. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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F. C. MULHOUSE: PORTRAIT OF A FRENCH SOCCER TEAM

mulhow rugby This vintage photograph features the F.C. Mulhouse (1945/46) soccer team. After examining this photo, I was positive that this team was a rugby team, rather than a soccer team. The men on the team are certainly a scrappy group. Some of the guys are built for a scrum. My guess is that the squad was composed of ex French soldiers. World War 2 had ended only a year before this photograph was taken. The Football Club de Mulhouse was established in 1893. The team is often referred to as FCM, or Mulhouse. The team is a French association football club. It is the second oldest football club in France. Mulhouse is a city in eastern France. It is located near the Swiss and German borders. During the times that the Alsace Region was controlled by Germany, the team and city was called Mulhausen. This photograph measures about 5″ x 3″ and is in very good condition.

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RISQUE PORTRAIT OF MARTINE CAROL, FRANCE’S ANSWER TO MARILYN MONROE AND PREDECESSOR TO BRIGETTE BARDOT (1960)

martine This vintage real photo postcard features French actress, Martine Carol (1920-1967). She was France’s major sex symbol of the early 1950’s. “Sex Symbol” is an awful term, but it certainly was spoken without much controversy when this postcard was published. Her popularity was short term. She was succeeded by another beautiful French actress, Brigitte Bardot. Little is known about Carol’s childhood. A random encounter with French film and stage actor, Andre Luguet, led her to seek a career in the theatre. She made her stage debut in 1940. Her first film role was in Wolf Farm (1943) and although she was a photogenic beauty and was at ease in front of the camera; her acting ability was limited. Throughout the 1940’s Martine acted in supporting roles and became a popular pin-up. She also appeared in stage roles. Martine was often considered the French version of American actress, Marilyn Monroe. After an affair with married actor Georges Marechal ended poorly, Martine attempted suicide by overdosing on alcohol and drugs, and jumping into the Seine River. The taxi cab driver that took her to the river, rescued her. The unhappy business of her suicide attempt resulted in renewed fan interest in the actress. In 1950, she had her first major film success in “Caroline Cherie”. At least part of her success was attributed to her semi-nude scenes and displays of “seductive sexuality”. She continued to appear in several films that IMDb refers to as  “costumed teasers”. Her last popular role was starring in “Lola Montes” (1955). Later roles failed to peak moviegoers interests and Martine became depressed. A severe accident, and substance abuse in the 1960’s, sabotaged her career. At age 46, Martine died of cardiac arrest in the bathroom of a Monaco hotel. News accounts suggested that she died of a drug overdose but the story was never confirmed. Martine was married and divorced three times and left her fourth husband a widower. Her longest marriage was just short of five years duration. An interesting side note is that she was once kidnapped by French gangster, Pierre Loutrel (AKA Crazy Pete). The kidnapping was brief, and the kidnapper sent her roses the next day as a gesture of apology. Martine Carol’s filmography, according to IMDb, includes 50 film credits between 1941 and 1967. This photo portrait postcard measures about 5 1/2″ x 4″ and is in very good condition. The postcard is postmarked in Pula, Croatia and was mailed in 1960. To see a video of Miss Carol, look at the clip below which shows her in “Nana” (1955).

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Martine Carol Appearing In Nana (1955)

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STRIKINGLY PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN IN MONTLUCON, FRANCE

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pretty woman cdv 1 This cartes de visite features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Heron studio in Montlucon, France. She is well dressed and well coiffed. She appears to be holding back a full smile. Her eyes are bright and engaging. Preliminary research yielded little information about Monsieur Heron. The Cabinet Card Gallery exhibits another photograph by Heron. That image is a photo of a bride and groom. It can be seen by entering the name “Heron” in the search box. Montlucon, the studio’s home, is a town in central France on the Cher River. Adolphe Heron (1865-?) was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He got married in Paris (1887) and at that time he was working as a photographer there. He began working in Montlucon in 1893. This cdv photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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RISQUE PORTRAIT OF A DANCER FROM THE PARIS FEMALE REVUE (GEORGIGUST)

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This vintage real photo postcard features one half of the dance partners from the “Duo Georgigust”. The pair were a popular dance couple during the 1910’s. Judging by the dancer’s tight clothing and revealing top, there must have been a sexual tone to her dance routine. This is a relatively risque photograph for it’s time.  The reverse of this postcard is an advertisement for Georgigust’s act. Georgigust is described as a “modern duo” and promises that they will perform 15 transformations (different dances?, different acts?) and a “new number” in a wonderful bright decor. This postcard is an advertisement for the “Paris Female Revue”. The photo postcard below, shows the duo reunited and dancing together. The postcard seen above, featuring just the female dancer, is in very good condition (see scans).

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2duo_georgigust1 Georgigust as a Duo (Not for Sale)

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