FRENCH STAGE ACTRESS AND DANCER MLLE DERMINY: PRETTY WOMAN WITH ANTENNAS (REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of French stage actress and dancer Mlle. Derminy. I am unsure of her first name but she is listed in a number of sources as Marthe Derminy, who was an early film actress. The two performers may, or may not be, the same individual. Take a look at the headpiece that Mlle Derminy is wearing in this photograph. She looks like she has antennas coming out of the top of her head. It is as if she just walked out of a space ship. She is a pretty woman and is posed in relatively risque fashion. Derminy was photographed by many of the most celebrated photographers of her era. I have seen portraits of her by Reutlinger, Walery, and Stebbins. This postcard portrait was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie which was located in Rueil, France.   SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF TWO YOUNG GIRLS AND A DOLL (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of two young girls and a doll. One of the girls is sitting in a wicker chair with the doll on her lap but the second girl has her hand on the doll as if she is saying “this doll is mine too”. The photograph of the girls seems to have been taken outside or else the photographer has a great backdrop and is very good at setting a scene. The girl’s names are written on the reverse of the postcard. “Dorothy and Margirie Warfield” are probably sisters. A quick genealogical search discovered that the 1910 US census lists sisters named Dorothy (age 3) and Marjory (infant) Wharfield (also spelled Warfield). The sisters and the rest of their family lived in Portland, Oregon. The girl’s parents were Arthur (age 29) and Gertrude (age 28). Arthur worked as a merchant (furniture store). It is very possible that the girls in the census are the same as the girls in the photograph. This postcard has a CYKO stamp box which indicates that it was produced sometime between 1904 and the 1920’s.

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ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND HER EXQUISITE DOLL IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a very cute little girl and her exquisite large doll. The young girl is wearing a cute hat and a necklace. The doll has a bow in her hair. The girl is posed next to an ornate wicker chair. Printing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the photograph was produced by the Totem Studio in Seattle, Washington. The postcard was published by AZO sometime between 1904 and 1918.

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PORTRAIT OF THE SASSIEST GIRL YOU EVER DID SEE AND A SHY BOY (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a sassy little girl and an apprehensive little boy. The children are adorably dressed and very expressive. The little girl’s picture should be in the dictionary under the word “sassy”. The postcard paper was produced by AZO sometime between 1904 and 1918.   The postcard is unused and clearly once resided in a photo or postcard album. The image has excellent clarity.

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