ELGA BRINK : RARE PORTRAIT : BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SILENT FILM ACTRESS : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features beautiful German film actress Elga Brink (1905-1985). At the time that this photograph was taken, she was 23 years-old. This photograph is uncommon. The IMDb reports that Brink appeared in sixty-nine films between 1922 and 1951. Brink was blonde and slender. She began her career in silent films. She often played supporting roles. She appeared in comedies, science fiction, drama, and even in a sex education film. She was recognized for her roles in “Comedians of Life” (1924), “Love in Intoxication? (1927), and “Marriage in Trouble” (1929).  At some point she was married to director Georg Jacoby. After the second World War she mostly did stage work until her retirement from the entertainment world. She then worked as a clerk in a Hamburg law firm. The logo on the bottom right of the image reveals the name of the postcard’s publisher. Unfortunately, I can not decipher the initials. Print on the reverse of the postcard advertises ‘Union Bromographic”. The firm was located in Milan, Italy. Perhaps the company was a postcard distributor. The card was postmarked in Genoa, Italy and mailed to Venice. The card has an Italian stamp. Everything about this postcard is Italian; except Elga Brink. This photo postcard portrait captures the beauty of Elga Brink. She is very expressive in this photograph. She looks pensive. Note the light crease in the lower left hand corner of the card. Overall,this vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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HUGUETTE DUFLOS : PRETTY FRENCH FILM AND STAGE ACTRESS : QUIT COMEDIE FRANCAISE

This vintage real photo postcard features French stage and film actress, Huguette Duflos (1887-1982). She was married to actor Raphael Duflose from 1910 through 1928. Her early career was with the Comedie Francaise and she later pursued a film career. In 1931 she was the victim of an assault by a Frenchwoman. Her injuries were treated by noted psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. The IMDb credits Duflos with 43 film appearances between 1914 and 1962. A 1926 article in the New York Times describes how Duflos, “the sweetest girl on the French stage”,  unexpectedly resigned from the Comedie Francaise and pursued other venues. This action violated her contract and she faced the threat of financial punishment for the rest of her career. The article asserts that Duflos was the most popular beauty on France’s stages and in addition, she was also admired by American audiences. This postcard was published by A Traldi. The firm was located in Milan, Italy and operated between 1902 and 1918.   This postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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DREAMY FLAPPER : FOTOCOLOR : ASIAN FASHION : iTALIAN POSTCARD

This vintage real photo postcard features a dreamy flapper. She looks into space, deep in thought. She is wearing Asian type clothing. A vase of flowers sits on a table in front of her. This is a “Fotocolor” postcard and it was printed in Italy. The card is likely from the 1920’s. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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MIGNON : CUTE SWEET YOUNG WOMAN : PICKING FLOWERS : VINTAGE POSTCARD : (1910’s)

This vintage postcard features a pretty young woman picking flowers. She is also carrying a basket of flowers. The caption on the bottom of the card states “Mignon”. The translation of this word is “cute” and “nice”. This postcard has an Italian stamp and was postmarked in Dumenza, Italy. The card dates back to the 1910’s. (S0LD)

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PORTRAIT OF THREE ADORABLE CHILDREN : SIBLINGS : NAPOLI, ITALY : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features three a portrait of three young siblings. The children are adorable. Note that the boy in the image is wearing a sailor suit. This photograph was taken at a studio in Naples, Italy. The postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY AND FASHIONABLE TEENAGE GIRL : IDENTIFIED : FASSANO ITALY : (1920)

This vintage real photo postcard features a fashionable teenage girl posing for her photographic portrait at A. Cara’s studio in Fassano, Italy. The girl is resting an open book on the back of a chair. She is identified as Lina Carasso. Her portrait was taken in July, 1920. This real photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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EDY VAYLAND : BURLESQUE ACTRESS : (1910’s)

The pretty costumed blonde actress featured in this real photo postcard is Edy Vayland. She is wearing a fantastic headdress. This portrait is a bit risque for it’s era. Preliminary research revealed little information about this Belle Epoque theatre actress. One source labelled her a burlesque actress. The postcard is from the 1910’s and was published in Italy by A. Traldi from the city of Milan. Traldi operated in Milan from 1902-1918. The publisher concentrated on view cards of Europe and the Middle East. They are also known for a series published that focused on dogs. Research reveals that they produced a number of postcard portraits of European stage performers. Miss Vayland’s photograph was taken by the Badodi studio in Milan.  This real photo postcard portrait is in excellent condition (see scans).   SOLD

PORTRAIT OF A FASHIONABLE WOMAN AND HER BEAUTIFUL GREYHOUND (1941)

This vintage Italian real photo postcard features a pretty and fashionable woman and her elegant greyhound. She is holding the leash tightly. The woman is wearing four flowers on her jacket. Perhaps she was at a dog show and the photo was taken after the competition. The message on this postcard was written in 1941. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans). ADDENDUM: A visitor has corrected me about the dog’s breed. The dog is a Borzoi and not a Greyhound.

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MISS FRANCE, MISS BELGIUM, AND MISS ITALY CHAT AT THE MISS EUROPE PAGEANT (1930’s)

This vintage 1930’s photo postcard features three contestants in the Miss Europe contest. Most of the women in the competition had won national beauty contests in their own country and progressed to the Miss Europe contest as a warm-up to competing for the Miss World title. This photographic postcard presents Miss France, Miss Belgium, and Miss Italy. The three contestants are beautiful and marvelously dressed. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. He was very talented and well respected. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

PORTRAIT OF A CHILD RIFLEMAN IN MILAN, ITALY (PHOTO BY BADODI)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young boy wearing a backpack and holding a rifle. He is wearing a feathered hat and faces the camera with much poise. The reverse of the card has the stamp of Milan photographer Attilio Badodi (1880-1967). He was a talented and very successful photographer of European celebrities. His photos immortalized many actors and actresses. He also did portraits of Benito Mussolini. The stamp box on this postcard indicates that it was published by K Ltd. sometime between 1918 and 1936. This portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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