PORTRAIT OF A PERFECT PIXIE

This vintage postcard features a portrait of a perfect pixie. This adorable young woman fits the definition of a pixie. She is fairy like, specifically, she appears to be a cheerful mischievous sprite. She also fits the physical definition of being a petite vivacious woman or girl. The pixie that we see in this portrait is posed to be a bit risque (leggy). This is a photogravure image published in circa 1900-1910. This undivided back postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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AN ALLURING YOUNG WOMAN BECKONING FROM A LOVESEAT

This vintage provocative real photo postcard features a pretty young woman sitting on a loveseat, and beckoning for the attention of someone outside the range of the camera. She is offering that person a bouquet of dark flowers. The woman is dressed in a risque fashion. Her attire is not exactly everyday wear. One wonders if she is wearing a costume portraying a gypsy, or is perhaps, a flapper. The pictured woman is showing more bare skin than would normally be expected from a woman of this era. Note her unusual and interesting head covering. The AZO stamp box on this postcard reveals that it was produced sometime between 1918 and 1930. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY LONG HAIRED NUDE WOMAN SITTING ON A CHAIR

A pretty young woman with long hair, poses for a nude portrait at an unidentified studio. She has an engaging smile and alluring eyes. I believe this postcard photograph was taken by the Biederer studio. However, the image is unsigned and my attributing the photo to Biederer is only a hypothesis. This photo postcard was produced and sold as art. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard indicates that the photo was shot sometime between 1918 and 1930. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PRETTY NUDE WOMAN RECLINING ON A PILLOW

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman, sans clothing, reclining on a pillow. This risque postcard, and others like it, was sold as art. The postcards were meant for mailing, but gentleman knew to send them concealed inside an envelope. Many people preferred to collect them rather than send messages on them. This card was made in France and published by S.O.L. as part of a series (no3222). The publishing firm was located in Paris. The card dates back to circa 1920’s. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY PIN-UP ON A SWING (RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman sitting on a swing. She appears to be in a park. She possesses a beautiful smile. The photographer is Z. Mirkovic. This postcard was mailed in 1961. The card was postmarked in Kraljevo, Serbia. The city is the second to largest municipality in Serbia by area. Belgrade is the largest. This postcard measures about 4″ x 5 3/4″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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RISQUE PHOTOGRAPH OF A PRETTY WOMAN (1920’s PC PARIS)

This vintage risque real photo postcard features an attractive woman sitting on a chair. The straps of her lingerie are off her shoulder, she is wearing visible stockings, and she is showing a lot of skin. This is a pretty suggestive photo postcard. The young woman is wearing earrings and a bracelet. She is holding a photo album that appears to contain real photo postcards. The photos in the album could possibly be cabinet cards. Note the interesting and unusual lamp in the background. I view the lamp as gaudy which is a perfect fit for this risque photograph. The card was published in France by P. C. Paris.  The P. C. logo is an abbreviation for Papeteries de Levallois-Clichy. The firm published a variety of real photo postcard topics including portraits of women, nudes, views, and holiday cards. The company was active in the 1920’s. This postcard shows a bit of wear but it is in good condition (see scans).

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RISQUE PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY WOMAN BY ALFRED NOYER

This french vintage real photo postcard is a wonderful example of Alfred Noyer’s work photographing nude, or partially clad, beautiful women. Noyer was a well known and acclaimed photographer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. Many of the postcards he produced featured nudes or risque images. This photo portrait postcard is part of a series (no.9517).     SOLD

PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY DANCER WEARING AN UNUSUAL RISQUE COSTUME

This vintage real postcard features a costumed young woman. The image is a bit risque for it’s time. There is a lot of leg showing. The costume is an enigma. What culture or ethnicity is her costume meant to represent. Her hat is best described as sombreroesque. One collector has hypothesized that she is a cowgirl. Perhaps she is a dancer. I am not sure why her outfit has fringes only over the right arm and the left leg. Did the designer run out of material? Just kidding. This postcard likely has an interesting background story but I am afraid that it is lost to history. An inscription on the front of the postcard indicates that the postcard is from 1920. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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MISS ALEX: PARISIAN ENTERTAINER : PHOTOGRAPHED BY LUCIEN WALERY (1903)

This vintage real photo postcard was mailed in 1903 and features Miss Alex, a lesser known actress or dancer of the Belle Epoque era. She was quite pretty. Many entertainers such as Miss Alex, were more or less prostitutes or “kept women”. Certainly, not all of these women were involved in such a lifestyle, and it is unknown how Miss Alex supported herself. The “Ambassadeurs”, a Paris music hall, is printed on the top right hand corner of the front of the postcard. Miss Alex was probably part of the Ambassadeur’s company of entertainers. This portrait postcard was photographed by Lucien Walery. He was a celebrated Paris photographer known for his portraits of artists and cabaret dancers from the city’s music halls. He is very well known for his portraits of Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. Walery did a lot of work in the genre of nude/erotic photography. He photographed the beautiful women of Paris between the early 1900’s and the 1920’s. This “risque” postcard is part of the Etoile 11 series and is in good condition (see scans).                                               

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TWO PRETTY SEMI-NUDE WOMEN HAVING TEA IN ALGERIA

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This vintage ethnographic photo postcard features two pretty semi-nude Algerian women. They are wearing traditional garb of their culture. The women appear to be preparing for some tea. The postcard is from circa 1930’s. Google translate reveals that the caption on the reverse of the postcard states “Picturesque Algeria. Tea in the interior”. The card is part of a series (Serie I. – No 4). The photographer of these ladies has the last name of “Albert”. This vintage postcard measures about 5 3/4″x 5 7/8″.  (SOLD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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