JANE IVON :PRETTY PERFORMER ASSOCIATED WITH THEATRE MARIGNY (LOOK AT THE BIRDIE)

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty performer, Jane Ivon. Take a close look at her hat. Yes, that is a real deceased bird decorating her hat.  The bird looks as if it is staring into Miss Ivon’s eyes. There was a time when whole birds were considered desirable decorations on lady hats. This was to the detriment of many bird species that were nearly wiped out by hunters looking to make a quick buck from the millinery industry. One of the venues that Ivon performed at was the Theatre Marigny. The Marigny was, and remains located, near the corner of Champs-Elysees and the Avenue Marigny. The theatre was opened in 1894 and was the home to operetta and other musical theatre. It was a popular venue for musical productions until the 1930’s. There have been many changes in the venue overtime, including a major rehabilitation and restoration in 2018. The theatre still operates today. This portrait postcard was photographed by Lucien Walery. He was a celebrated Paris photographer known for his portraits of artists and cabaret dancers from the city’s music halls. He is very well known for his portraits of Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. Walery did a lot of work in the genre of nude/erotic photography. He photographed the beautiful women of Paris between the early 1900’s and the 1920’s. The postcard is part of a series (n542). This vintage portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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A WELL DRESSED GENTLEMAN IN AMIENS, FRANCE (CDV)

This carte de visite features a well dressed man posing for his portrait at the L & F Caron studio in Amiens, France. Note the gentleman’s bushy mustache and his bowler hat. In addition, check out the box on which the fellow is resting his right hand. I wonder if the box served a purpose or if it was purely decorative. The gentleman seems very poised in front of the camera. The Caron studio was located in Amiens, a city in northern France. Leon Jean-Baptiste Victor Caron was born in 1841 in Amiens. His father, Alfred, was a printer and bookseller. Upon his father’s death,, Leon’s mother managed the bookstore. At the end of the 1860’s his mother opened a photography studio which she named “Veuve Alfred Caron”. Interestingly, the translation of “veuve” is “widow”. Leon’s mother chose to name the studio under her late husband’s name, rather than her own. This was likely the result of best business practices in a misogynist society. At an unknown date, Leon took over the studio from his mother. For a time, he had a partner named F. Caron, who was likely, Leon’s brother. Leon won many medals for his photographs, including a gold medal in Paris in 1892. He was still an active photographer in 1901. Remarkably, the Caron studio remained in business until the 1960’s.

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PORTRAIT OF THREE MILITARY MEN IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE (ONE IS HOLDING A SWORD)

This cabinet card portrait features three uniformed military men posing for their portrait at the Tully studio in Marseille, France. The soldier in the middle is holding a sword. The soldier on the right has a cigarette in his left hand. Each of the three men are wearing different style uniforms. I wonder if the men are in different branches of the military? These soldiers look squeaky clean. They certainly didn’t go directly from the trenches to the photo studio. The photographer, Marc Tully, did a fantastic job photographing these soldiers. The men are beautifully posed. The photograph has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition.

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LUCIENNE LEGRAND : PRETTY FRENCH SILENT FILM ACTRESS

The pretty actress seen in this vintage real photo postcard is Lucienne Legrand (1900-1987). She was French and was active in film between 1921 and 1929. Her work was in silent film and she often worked alongside her actor/director husband, Emile-Bernard Donatien. For clarity sake, note that there was another actress named Lucienne Legrande; but this actress was born in 1920. Lucienne Legrand, pictured on this postcard, has eighteen film credits listed by IMDb. The site states that she is most well known for La chevauchee blanche (1924), Simone (1926), and Le martyre de Sainte-Maxence (1928). This photo postcard was published by Cinemagazine (Paris Edition) as part of a series (no.98). The photograph of Miss Legrand was taken by Pierre Apers. He was a talented French photographer active in the early twentieth century. His studio was in Paris and he specialized in portraiture. The cabinet card gallery is building a nice collection of his photographs. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL SMILING IN A SNOW FLURRY

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable little girl flashing a wonderful smile. Snow flakes fall around her. She is dressed for winter wearing a cape and winter hat. She is holding a muff to protect her hands. Note the pink ribbon in her hair and the flowers in the foreground. These must be hardy flowers to look so pretty in the wintertime. This “Happy New Year” card was published by Circe as part of a series (no.5015). SOLD

LISE FLEURON : FRENCH MUSIC HALL ARTIST : RISQUE RPPC

The subject of this vintage real photo postcard is French music hall artist, Lise Fleuron (1874-1960). She performed during the Belle Epoque. Miss Fleuron was known for her flowery dresses and their plunging necklines. This postcard image illustrates her willingness to pose for risque photographs. Lise is seen in this postcard image posing with a Borzoi (perhaps a Russian Wolfhound). This portrait is hand-tinted. Fleuron’s father was Alsatian and employed as a tailor. Her sister, Miati, toured with the French singer, Paulus in 1893. In that very same year, Lise had a son from an unknown father. The child died four months later. Lise was working as a milliner and lived with relatives. In 1895, she made her stage debut in Montmarte. She next appeared in a Paris music hall. This was followed by her performing in Operettas and her singing career took off. In 1898, she appeared in an illustrated book, “The Queens of Paris at Home”. She was in good company. Other models included Albany Debriege, Cleo de Merode, and Liane de Pougy. At this time she also worked as a model for erotic postcards. During 1898 she also appeared as a model, along with Mlle Dieterle in the photo novel “The Loves of Don Juan”. Lise was clearly quite busy. She continued to perform over the decade in such clubs as “Cafe des Ambassadeurs”, “Summer Alcazar”, and “La Scala”. In 1908, she married author and singer, Dufleuve. As a result, she became the sister-in-law of the singer Polaire. Photos of Polaire can be found elsewhere in the Cabinet Card Gallery. Use the search box. Miss Fleuron’s photo for this postcard was taken by the Oricelly studio in Paris. The card is part of a series (no.1525) and dates back to sometime between 1904 and 1910.

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ZOE BASTIEN LE ROI des CIRQUES (KOSBOOLI) (CIRCUS RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard is an advertisement for a circus. Translated, the title states Zoe Bastien: King of the Circus. I do not know if “Zoe Bastien” is the name of the circus or if it is the name of the pictured acrobat. I am guessing that it is the name of the acrobat but I can not find confirmation. The photographs seen on this postcard were taken by L Marcellin. He operated a studio in Belley, a community in eastern France. The postcard has a tiny chip on the bottom right edge portion of the card. The postcard is in overall good condition (see scans).

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ADORABLE BRIGHT EYED LITTLE PARISIAN GIRL (FRENCH CARTES DE VISITE)

This cartes de visite features a very pretty little girl standing beside a basket of flowers. She is wearing a necklace, a lace bib and lace at the end of her sleeves. She has a bow in her hair and bows on her shoes. This adorable little girl’s portrait was photographed by Photographie Des Grandes Boulevards in Paris, France. SOLD

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PRETTY NUDE WOMAN RECLINING ON A PILLOW

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman, sans clothing, reclining on a pillow. This risque postcard, and others like it, was sold as art. The postcards were meant for mailing, but gentleman knew to send them concealed inside an envelope. Many people preferred to collect them rather than send messages on them. This card was made in France and published by S.O.L. as part of a series (no3222). The publishing firm was located in Paris. The card dates back to circa 1920’s. This postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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TWO ADORABLE SISTERS SITTING ON A BENCH IN NERAC, FRANCE (CDV)

This carte de visite photograph features two adorable sisters sitting on a studio bench in Nerac, France. The two girls are wearing identical dresses, both accessorized with lace. The children are also wearing hair bows. Interestingly, one child is wearing the bow on the left side of her head while the second child’s bow is on the right side of her head. I suppose this was the work of the photographer who was intent on creating symmetry in this image. Take note of the ornate carvings on the legs of the bench. This photograph was taken at the Tuja studio. As stated earlier, the studio was located in Nerac, France. Nerac is located in southwestern France. This carte de visite photograph is in excellent condition (see scans).

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