This vintage real photo postcard features Meaty Fleuron, a dancehall artist from the Belle Epoque era. Meaty was a singer and a dancer. She was one of the “Postcard Queens” popular at the turn of the century. In other words, she was a prolific postcard model. She made her debut at the European Concert hall in 1895. She is noted for appearing in “swimsuit roles”. Her sister, Lise Fleuron was also a performer. This postcard was published by LF Co. which I believe, but am not certain, is Labouene Freres. Miss Fleuron was photographed by the Oricelly studio for this postcard. Oricelly was based in Paris, France. This postcard has corner wear and is in overall good condition (See Scans).


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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. SOLD