PORTRAIT OF A GLAMOROUS FRENCH “FLOWER CHILD” (HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT)

This vintage real photo postcard features an attractive young woman who appears to be in her teenage years. She looks glamorous in her fabulous dress, her funky jewelry, and her large flower pinned to her dress. To top it all off, is her big hat with accompanying ribbons and feathers. The young lady has picked a pedal off the flower and one wonders if she is asking herself, “he loves me?, he loves me not?”. The game has French origin and it’s purpose is to ascertain whether a person’s object of affection reciprocates that affection. A pantomime version of this game is seen in the ballet “Giselle” staged in 1841. The teenage subject of this photograph exhibits an expression that exudes self-assurance and a good sense of humor. She also looks, forgive the term,  “cool”.  This vintage postcard has a French stamp and was postmarked in 1909. Note the creases in the top left hand corner of the reverse of the postcard. Overall, the postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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LITTLE GIRL IN A FIELD OF DAISIES IN BARABOO,WISCONSIN

 

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baraboo 1A cute little girl with curly hair poses in a studio created field of daisies for photographer Sim Mould. The studio was located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The girl is wearing a dress wth a lace collar and has a flower pinned to the front of her dress. An inscription on the reverse of the cabinet card indicates that the child’s name is Hattie Acot. Unfortunately, no biographical information could be found about her. The photographer, Mr. Mould is mentioned in a number of photographic journals. He placed an ad for his studio in a book about Sauk County, Wisconsin (1891). The Photographic Times (1898) reports on his appointment to a lobbying committee of the Photographers Association of Wisconsin. The Encyclopedia Dubuque (1911) reveals that Sim Mould operated a photographic studio at 107 Main Street in Dubuque, Iowa. The town of Baraboo is situated on the Baraboo river. The town was settled by Abe Wood and originally called Adams. In 1852 it was renamed Baraboo. In the town’s early history it became the home of several sawmills. In the nineteenth century the town served as the headquarters of several circuses, including Ringling Brothers. Baraboo became known as “Circus City”.  This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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