PORTRAIT OF ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF FRANCE (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 La Bourbonnaise. This postcard is no. 37 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 his early postcards were reproductions of artworks. He also produced illustrated patriotic postcards during World War I. With the onset of the 1920’s he began producing postcards of children and women. Many of the postcards he produced of women were nudes or risque images. Some of his postcards list his name while others are simply marked “AN”. 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. Her full name was Fernande Barrey (1893-1960). She was a prostitute by trade. She also modeled for for painters (Amadeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine). Fernande later became a painter. 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. SOLD

FABIENNE : PRETTY STAGE STAR : PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL BOYER : COLOR TINTED

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Postcard 1 features lovely edwardian stage performer, Fabienne Darlay. Her photograph was expertly taken by the celebrated French photographer, Paul Boyer (1861-1908). He was based in Paris, and photographed many celebrities during his career. This postcard was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard dates back to circa 1904-1908. Note there is minor cornerwear and a light crease in the upper left hand corner of the card. (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). This image was hand tinted. This postcard dates back to circa 1904-1908. (SOLD)

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JACK RUSSELL TERRIER : CHIEN ASSIS (SITTING DOG) : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable Jack Russell Terrier sitting on a pillow atop a table. The dog looks alert and ready for action. The terrier is wearing a wide collar with an attatched dog tag. The photographer did an excellent job of posing and shooting the photograph of this expressive canine. The photographer of this image was located in Paris, France. The name of the studio is embossed on the bottom right hand corner of the card. This postcard has some cornerwear and is in overall good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE TODDLER POSING IN A WHEELBARROW : CARTE de VISITE : LA CHATRE, FRANCE

This carte de visite portrait features a sweet looking baby sitting in a wheelbarow. This wide-eyed child has a beautiful smile. The photographer of this cdv image was Lucien Pouget (1876-1915). He began his career as a luthier (maker of stringed instruments). Pouget worked as a photographer for about 15 years. His studio was on avenue de la Gare in La Chatre, France. In World War I, he became a Private in the 276th Infanry Regiment. His time in the service lasted only seven months. He was killed in the war in 1915. His wife, Marie Pouget succeeded her husband in his photography business. The business was still operating in 1936. This cdv has some edgewear and remnant of tape on the top of the reverse of the image. It is in overall good condition (see scans). 

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MLLE. ROCHET : BIKINI CLAD : PRETTY PERFORMER AT VARIETES : RISQUE RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features cabaret performer Mlle. Rochet. She is wearing a provocative costume and this is a risque photo postcard for it’s era. Rochet is shown in costume for a performance at the Theatre des Varietes. The club was, and remains located, in Paris, France. It was opened in 1807. This postcard is from the very early 1900’s. It is part of a series (no. 169). The publisher or photographer is “DOL”. The card is unposted. Note the crease in the lower right hand corner. (SOLD)

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WOODROW WILSON : WORLD WAR I : FRENCH AND AMERICAN ALLIANCE : STATUE OF LIBERTY

This vintage postcard was published during or shortly after World War I. The “Great War” occured between 1914 and 1918. This patriotic postcard celebrates the alliance betweens the United States and France. The card features a photo of President Woodrow Wilson, the statue of liberty, and the American and French flags. The French words printed on the card are translated as “Victory for Right and Freedom”. The postcard was published in Paris by Dix as part of a series (no. 1376). SOLD

ZIZI : CREOLE DANCER AT THE CASINO DE PARIS : (1936)

This vintage real postcard features Creole dancer, Zizi. She was a performer at the Casino de Paris. The reverse of the postcard is dated 1936. The card was published by the Jerome studio. SOLD

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FRANCOISE ARNOUL

This vintage real photo postcard features French actress, Francoise Arnoul (1931- ). She was born in Constantine, France (now Algeria). Her mother was a stage actress and her father was an artillery General. She moved to Paris in 1945 and studied acting. She was “discovered” by director Willy Rozier. In 1949, she received a major role in the film, “L’Epave (The Wreck)”). She also starred in such films as “Forbidden Fruit” (1952), “French Cancan” (1954), and “Testament of Orpheus” (1960). She made her American film debut in “Companions of the Night” (1954). She later acted in television shows. Her IMDb filmography includes 95 credits between 1949 and 2016. This postcard was postmarked in 1960 in Pula, Croatia. SOLD

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VERMOT : FRENCH BOXER : (1912)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a boxer. His name is listed as “Vermot”. Unfortunately, without knowing his first name, it is difficult to confirm the identity of this fighter. It is likely that this is a photograph of “Vernot”, a French light weight boxer active in 1912. He only fought one bout. This postcard was published by Dix, a company located in Paris. The firm published a series of postcards of boxers of the day. This postcard offers a crisp image and is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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DOLORES MAC LEAN : THEATER ACTRESS : PHOTO BY LEOPOLD REUTLINGER

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of actress Dolores Mac Lean. Her beauty is captured in this hand tinted photograph taken by the renowned photographer, Leopold Reutlinger. His studio was located in Paris, France. This card was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1187). SOLD