AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL CRACKS SOME EGGS

“You’ve got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette”. An adorable little girl stands on a chair as she prepares a meal of eggs. She holds a large frying pan in one hand and an egg in the other hand. Broken egg shells lie on the chair near her feet. The child has a sweet smile. This vintage postcard was published by Reunies de Nancy. Les Imprimeries Reunies de Nancy (IRN) was founded in Nancy, France in 1905. The firm was associated with the printers Humblot and Helmlinger. The company employed 400 workers. It’s founder was publisher Albert Bergeret (1859-1932). He headed the firm until his death in 1932. Bergeret was also an art industiralist and a member of the “Ecole de Nancy” movement, an Art Nouveau movement founded in 1901. Bergeret trained in Paris and learned several printing techniques. He first worked for Nancy Royer printing press in 1886. In 1898 he established his own business publishing postcards which later became “IRN” in 1905. At the 1900 Universal Exhibition, Bergeret won a Photography gold medal and a silver medal in Typography. This vintage postcard is part of the Bergeret series and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A ROW OF FIVE ADORABLE CIRCUS DOGS (PHOTO BY FAMED ALBERT BERGERET OF FRANCE)

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This vintage real photo postcard features five circus dogs posed as if they were begging. The dogs are adorable and the photographer did an excellent job of posing these “talented” canines. The caption is in French and roughly means “Doggies Right Alignment”. The photograph is by the famed Albert Bergeret (1859-1932), a leading French postcard producer. Printing on the front of the postcard lists the studio as being located in Nancy. A postmark on the card indicates that it was mailed in 1902. To view other examples of Bergeret’s work and to learn more about him, click on the category “Photographer: Bergeret”.

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THE MERCHANT OF THE MASKS (REAL PHOTO FRENCH POSTCARD BY ALBERT BERGERET)

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This spectacular vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman posed as a seller of theatrical masks.  Note the detail of the facial features of each mask. The masks are absolutely beautiful, as is their purveyor. This RPPC was produced by celebrated French artist Albert Bergeret (1859-1932) and published in Nancy, France. Included in Bergeret’s body of work is his series “Women of the Future”. In 1902 he designed a series of postcards depicting women at work in traditionally male professions. Seen below are some examples of these cards. We see a journalist and a soldier. Other cards included a physician, lawyer, and a military general. Bergeret was no feminist. In fact, many of his depictions in the series involved women in skimpy clothing. The pictures were more like pin-ups than a call for equal employment rights for women. Bergeret was a successful businessman. His studio became the leading postcard producer in France. In 1900 he produced 25 million cards and by 1903 he published 75 million postcards. He knew how to grow a business.

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REVERSE OF THE MERCHANT OF THE MASKS POSTCARD