PORTRAIT OF MISS BERTHA OLIVER: PARIS MUSIC HALL PERFORMER

This vintage real photo postcard features stage performer, Miss Bertha Oliver. She is beautiful and has a wonderful smile. This photograph was issued for Alhambra, a popular music hall in Paris, France. This postcard portrait was expertly taken by the celebrated French photographer, Paul Boyer (1861-1908). He photographed many famous people during his career. This postcard is published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1009). The postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).                                                                                     

 

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VIANNA LORENDA: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WITH A HIDDEN PAST

The young woman in this vintage real photo postcard portrait is Vianna Lorenda (her scripted name is difficult to decipher). Preliminary research did not reveal any information about this beautiful young lady. Her eyes are gorgeous. I suspect that she is an actress, singer, dancer, or some combination of the three vocations. The photographer of this photo is Paul Darby. His studio was located in Paris, France. Research yielded very little about Mr. Darby. “Photographic Times” (1903) contained an announcement of a book written by Darby. The book was about “the principal manipulations of the carbon process”. This postcard photo has exceptional clarity and is in good condition (see scans).

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ART DECO PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

This vintage real photo postcard features of an art deco portrait of a beautiful mother and her adorable daughter. This postcard is French in origin and it has an art deco style. The photo postcard is likely from the 1920’s and highlights fashion of that time. The postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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TWO ADORABLE BOYS WEARING TRADITIONAL CLOTHING IN COLMAR, FRANCE

Colmar is a town in the Grand Est region of northeastern France. It is located near the German border. Photographer, Severin Schoy operated a photo studio in Colmar. Writing on the reverse of this cabinet card photograph indicates that in 1907, Schoy photographed two young boys. Their names were Hans Malte and Herbert Crede. The lads were wearing traditional outfits from their region. They look adorable and both have wonderful smiles. This cabinet card is in very good condition. (SOLD)

 

 

 

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PIERRE CALLOIR: FRENCH BANTAM WEIGHT BOXER

This vintage real photo postcard features French bantam weight boxer, Pierre Calloir (1898-?). He fought between 1919 and 1929. Calloir was no champ, but he also was no chump. His record in the ring was 23 Wins (11 by knockout), 28 losses (10 by knockout), and 11 draws. This postcard was made in France and published by DIX in Paris. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE GOLDEN HAIRED LITTLE GIRL GIVES HER DOLLS A BATH (REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard falls under the category of  “incredibly cute”. The photograph shows an adorable curly and golden haired little girl giving her porcelain doll a bath in a wooden barrel tub. Two additional dolls are seated in a chair beside her awaiting their turn in the tub. Behind the little girl is a clothes line from which the doll’s clothes are hanging to dry. Scattered around are some unused clothes line pins and under the small table holding the tub, one can find the doll’s shoes. The scene is terrifically posed. The postcard is of French origin and published by Fauvette (#1302). The postcard is postmarked in 1913.

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MADIA BORELLI: BEAUTIFUL FRENCH DANCER (PORTRAIT BY REUTLINGER)

“Madia! I’ve just met a girl named Madia. And suddenly that name. Will never be the same.” With apologies to Leonard Bernstein, I just couldn’t resist. This vintage real photo postcard features dancer Madia Borelli. She was a Parisian dancer active in the early twentieth century. The photographer of this portrait of Miss Borelli was the famed photographer Leopold Reutlinger of Paris, France. The postcard was published by S.I.P., which is the Societe Industrielle de Photograpie of Rueil, France. The postcard is part of a series (no. 1239). This postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A FRENCH BOY AND HIS BICYCLE

This vintage real photo postcard features a well dressed young boy posing with his bicycle. The boy is wearing a black armband. Black armbands were first utilized as a sign of mourning in 1770’s England. This postcard is of French origin and was published circa 1910. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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AN ADORABLE YOUNG WOMAN HOLDS HER GORGEOUS WHITE CAT

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable young woman holding a gorgeous white cat. The woman has a perfect smile and the wide-eyed cat’s expression is priceless. The message, written in French, on the reverse of the postcard is “see you soon”. The postcard is addressed to a woman in the town of Montauban which is located in southern France.This postcard was published by Rotophot, which began publishing “RPH” postcards sometime around 1916. The postcard has great clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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GABRIELLE ROBINNE: BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED, AND POPULAR FRENCH ACTRESS

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. This postcard was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 1730). 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 photo postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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