EXTRAORDINARY PORTRAIT OF PRETTY FRENCH JOCKEY (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

This fantastic vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman wearing the attire of a jockey. Note her jodhpurs, silks, cap, riding crop, and boots. This portrait begs the question, is she really a jockey? Could she be a steeple chase rider? It is also possible that she is a model. This photograph was taken at La Photo Mecanique in Paris, France. The card appears to have been trimmed and measures 5.0 x 3.25 inches. The postcard itself was made in England and is in very good condition.

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FRENCH SOLDIERS & THEIR ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE: 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF FRANCE

This vintage snapshot features four French soldiers and an antique car. I believe the car is a Citroen, but, I wouldn’t bet on it. The soldiers appear to be enjoying themselves. An inscription on the reverse of the photo reveals that the image was taken on 4/24/40. One suspects that these men had little idea that in just over two weeks from that date, they and their country would be under vicious attack. The Battle of France began on 5/10/40 and it soon became the “Fall of France”.  (SOLD)

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MISS WATT : PERFORMER AT LA SCALA : PHOTO BY WALERY : FANCY COSTUME : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features performer, Miss Watt.. The title on the card indicates that Miss Watt performed at the La Scala in Paris, France. Miss Watt was photographed in costume. This photo portrait was taken by Walery at his Paris studio. He was a well known and talented celebrity photographer. The card is in very good conditon (see scans). 

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GABRIELLE ROBINNE: BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, AND POPULAR FRENCH ACTRESS

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POSTCARD 2   (SOLD)

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Anyone who collects vintage theatrical/film actress postcards, is very familiar with the subject of this real photo postcard. Gabrielle Robinne (1886-1980) is an actress that was widely photographed. The reason for the production of so many postcards featuring Miss Robinne is that she was very popular during her era. Certainly, one of the reasons for her popularity, was her great beauty. Robinne was born in France and was a student at the Paris Conservatory. In 1904 she joined the company of Sarah Bernhardt and later joined the Theatre Michel in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her career soared when she began performing at the Comedie-Francaise in 1907. She remained with the company until 1938. She made her film debut in the 1906 production of “Le troubadour”. Two years later she had her first huge success in “L’assassinat du Duc de Guise” (1908). She is considered by many to be the first French star of the silent film era. She charmed her audiences with her beauty and excellent acting. Gabrielle Robinne shared her time between stage and film. The IMDb reports that she appeared in nearly fifty films between 1906 and 1973.She was known for “Conquered Hate” (1913,) “Struggle for Life” (1914), and “La reine de Saba” (1913). Robinne was married to actor Rene Alexandre from 1912 until she was widowed in 1946. Her work in the theater and film was recognized by France when she was made an Officer of the Legion of Honor, the highest French order of Merit. 

Postcard 1  was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1342). The photographer of Robinne’s portrait seen on this postcard was Leopold Reutlinger (1863-1937). He was a leading photographer of his time and was, and is, renowned for his photographs of celebrities and beautiful women. This vintage postcard was postmarked in 1905, It has a French stamp. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

Postcard 2 was also published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1730). Once again,  Leopold Reutlinger (1863-1937) was the photographer. (SOLD)

Postcard 3 has a portrait of Robinne photographed by Leopold Reutlinger (1863-1937). He was a leading photographer of his time and was, and is, renowned for his photographs of celebrities and beautiful women. This postcard is part of a series (no.1282). This postcard is in fair condition (see scans).

ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL : VIBRANT COLORS : PRETTY FLOWERS :FRENCH POSTCARD : (1930)

This vintage postcard features an adorable little girl clutching a bunch of flowers. The colors seen on this card, jump right out at you. They are extraordinarily vibrant. The card is hand painted and quite pretty. This postcard was published in France by R.I.P. as part of a series (no.1329). The card has a 1930 postmark. (SOLD)

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MISS LEONIE YAHNE : PRETTY FRENCH COMEDIC ACTRESS : PHOTO BY LEOPOLD REUTLINGER

This vintage real photo postcard features French comedic actress, Leonie Yahne (1867-1950). She spent most of her career acting on the stages of Paris. She was an active performer between 1884 and 1917. In 1895, she was drawn in a stage role by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In 1913, Yahne appeared in a silent film short with actor, Max Linder. In 1911, Yahne was a victor in a lawsuit against a Paris entertainer named “Yane”. The lawsuit concerned the other actress using a name too similar to Yahne’s moniker.  Yahne was reported to be a society favorite who was expert with foils and horsemanship. It was also noted that Yahne’s driving style made her a terror on the roads of France. The photograph on this postcard was taken by celebrated portrait photographer, Leopold Reutlinger. His studio was located in Paris, France. He photographed many theatrical stars and other celebrities. This vintage real photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO YOUNG SISTERS : ADORABLE : IDENTICALLY DRESSED : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features two young and adorable sisters. They are cutely and identically dressed. They are even wearing identical necklaces. (SOLD)

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AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN PARIS FRANCE : FASHIONISTA IN TRAINING

This carte de visite portrait features a most adorable little girl. Someone, likely her mother, has dressed her beautifully. She is standing on a chair without any assistance. There is no belt or hiding mother holding her in place. This cdv photograph was produced by the Stanislas studio in Paris, France.  (SOLD)

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF FRANCE : L’YONNE PROVINCE : PHOTO BY JEAN AGELOU

This vintage real photo postcard is part of a series named “Les Plus Belles Femmes de France” (The Most Beautiful Women of France). This series is about the Provinces of France, and the model for this image represents L’ Yonne. Note that the woman in this photograph is wearing a pretty smile. This postcard is no. 34 in the series. There were a number of different series published. The Province series was one of the more popular series. The models in this series represent different French Provinces and wear traditional clothing from that particular area of the country. This postcard was published by well known photographer Alfred Noyer. The celebrated photographer supervised a large photo studio in Paris. The Noyer Studio operated from 1910 until the 1940’s.  Many of the postcards he produced of women were nudes or risque images.The photographer of this postcard portrait is Jean Agelou (1878-1921). Agelou was a French photographer of the 1910’s and 1920’s who is best known for his erotic and nude photographs. He was born in Egypt and not much is known about his private life. Agelou generally used models between the age of 20 and 24 years-old. He had a favorite model. Her name was “Fernande” and in addition to modeling, she was Agelou’s lover. Although the 1900’s was the “golden age” of erotic photograph, photographers who took such risque photos had to use discretion. As a result, Agelou signed his work “JA”. In 1908, nudity in photographs was banned in France and photographers had to cover nude women images with strategically placed undergarments or other materials. Nude images had to circulate on the down low. They were sent in the mail inside of envelopes. Fernande remained popular and her erotic photographs were enjoyed by soldiers on both sides during World War I. Jean Agelou died in 1921; the result of a car accident. His brother George, who managed Jean’s business, also was killed in the crash. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

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ATTRACTIVE COUPLE AT CROWDED SWIMMING POOL : BATHING SUITS : SNAPSHOT

This vintage snapshot photograph features an attractive couple in their bathing suits, standing in front of a crowded swimming pool. This photo was found in France.This scallop edged vintage photo measures about 3.50″ x 2.5″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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