FRANCOISE ARNOUL

This vintage real photo postcard features French actress, Francoise Arnoul (1931- ). She was born in Constantine, France (now Algeria). Her mother was a stage actress and her father was an artillery General. She moved to Paris in 1945 and studied acting. She was “discovered” by director Willy Rozier. In 1949, she received a major role in the film, “L’Epave (The Wreck)”). She also starred in such films as “Forbidden Fruit” (1952), “French Cancan” (1954), and “Testament of Orpheus” (1960). She made her American film debut in “Companions of the Night” (1954). She later acted in television shows. Her IMDb filmography includes 95 credits between 1949 and 2016. This postcard was postmarked in 1960 in Pula, Croatia. SOLD

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ADORABLE PHOTOGENIC YOUNG GIRL (1910)

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable photogenic young girl. She is wearing two pink bows in her hair and a sweet smile. This postcard was published by SIP  (Societe Industrielle de Photograpie) of Rueil, France and was part of a series (no. 2008). This vintage portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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POP-UP WORLD WAR I ERA MILITARY BARBERSHOP

CLOSE UP VIEW OF BARBERS AT WORK AND BARBER SUPPLIES

This vintage real photo postcard features a pop-up barbershop tent in a camp of World War1 era soldiers. The caption on this photograph states “Camp Barber”. The close-up view of the shop is very interesting. There are two adult barbers giving haircuts and a child barber giving a soldier a shave. I wonder how many men reading this would trust a child, who appears to be about 12 years-old, to give them a shave. Check out the barber’s supplies. They can be seen on the table. Note the calendar and the sign advertising sun lotion for sale. There is another sign over the entrance of the tent which advertises the name of the barbershop. Unfortunately, I can not decipher the shop’s name from the letters that are visible. Notice that there is a man sitting near the table drinking a bottle of alcohol. Lets hope he is not drinking a bottle of hair tonic. Another soldier is examining a bottle of “something”. This postcard was published by Valentines as part of the XL series. The Valentine and Sons printing company was founded in Dundee, Scotland in 1851. The founder was James Valentine (1815-1879). The company became the leading manufacturer of picture postcards in Scotland. After James died, his two sons operated the business. The company was purchased by John Waddington Limited in 1963, In 1980, the Valentine business was bought by Hallmark Cards. In 1994, the company ceased operations. The card was printed in Great Britain and has an affixed British postage stamp. The postcard is addressed to someone in Landes, France. This card was postmarked in Crieff, a Scottish market town. This postcard is in very 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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PORTRAIT OF A LOVELY COUPLE: THE DELIONS POSE WITH THEIR BABY AND THEIR DOG

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family delion 1 A lovely young couple pose with their baby and their dog in a family portrait photograph. It is not clear whether the photo was taken outdoors, or in a photo studio. Writing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the message was written in 1913. The postcard was sent to someone in Paris, France.  SOLD

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FOUR ADORABLE SCHOOL GIRLS ON THE MOVE IN AGEN, FRANCE (1946)

school kids Four adorable school girls are captured by an amateur photographer in Agen, France. The girls are carrying their school books and they appear to be quite happy. In the background, it is evident that the sidewalk is filled with pedestrians. An inscription on the reverse of the snap shot indicates that this photo was taken in 1945. It is interesting to note that World War II ended in 1945, no more than a year before this photograph was shot. Agen is located in southwestern France and is beside the Garonne River. The city is 85 miles southeast of Bordeaux. This photo measures about 3 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ and is in excellent condition.  SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF AN INQUISITVE TODDLER IN ROANNE, FRANCE (CARTE DE VISITE)

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This Carte de Visite features an adorable child displaying a skeptical but very inquisitive expression. The toddler is sitting on a chair and wearing a short gown with strings across his/her shoulders. The child’s attire would be unacceptable today due to safety concerns. The photograph was taken by Jean Emile Dessendier of Roanne, a city in central France. The cdv was produced in 1889 or later as evidenced by the printing on the bottom border of the photograph which states that Dessendier won a photography medal at the 1889 Exposition at the University of Paris. This cdv portrait is in 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.   (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL IN ST. DENIS, FRANCE

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This carte de visite portrait features an adorable little girl holding a beach pail. Note the painting of a sailboat on the pail. She is wearing a dark dress with a white lace bib. She is wearing high top shoes. The little girl seems a bit intimidated by her photographic session. The photographer of this cdv image is R. Termoz and his studio was located in St. Denis, France. Saint-Denis is a town in the northern suburbs of Paris, France.  (SOLD)

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GROUP PHOTO OF FRENCH SOLDIERS IN NORTH AFRICA (WORLD WAR I ERA)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a group of uniformed French soldiers in Northern Africa. The sign they are holding,”Honneur Aux Bleus” reveals some interesting information. There is a related French military slogan that states “Honneur aux anciens, courage aux bleus”. This roughly translates to “honor to the old soldiers, courage for the rookies”. In French, “bleu” means “rookie”. In 1793, rookies wore blue uniforms while more veteran soldiers wore white uniforms. Note that three of the men have canteens and one of the soldiers is holding a cup of coffee. This postcard appears to date back to the 1910’s (World War I era).

 

 

 

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