Germans in France cathedral destruction during the French revolution, subsidiary page to Germans in France. Marianne - a French national symbol, with French definitive stamps. Pic du Midi - observing stars clearly, A64 Carcassonne, A world heritage fortified city.
She has on a very pretty Dress and a big Bow in her Hair. A favorite trashy novel? Will we get answers to these dire questions?
Updated July 28, Old postcards have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity as researchers and collectors realise their remarkable historical value. A century after they were posted, the images on the front, the stamps used and the text on the back of early s postcards have become a window into a world which has been lost.
I am not simply referring to the overpriced reprints of Doors concert posters from the s or the tacky plastic souvenirs hawked to tourists alongside gems of 19 th century publishing; they also sell wares of a decidedly naughtier—but equally historically important—kind. Reprints that date to the s, these postcards have a frisson of worldly sexiness tempered with the charm of a bygone and supposedly more innocent era, when a Parisian woman in a slip and stockings was as exciting as things got. But as the very same bouquinistes could have shown us if we were perusing their wares some years ago, those halcyon days of sepia-toned innocence never existed. Many of these images were not only works of art, they were even approved for sale by the government.
There are 3 cute children New Year postcards to start us off. Every one of these vintage images of children is just adorable. I have adjusted one so you can add your personal greeting as well.
New copies of vintage photo postcards are commonly represented as old. Many new cards have been made in Connecticut with over different subjects such as baseball stars, advertising, railroad scenes, autos, motorcycles and other vintage images. Cards are sepia tone brown images and are true photographs, not halftone images made on a printing press.
During the so called Belle Epoquethe time from about to in Europe, photo-postcards have been an increasing popular means of sending greetings to relatives and friends. Postcards were sent almost like e-mails or short-messages in our times and got especially popular due to the technical progress of photography and mass-printing in the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century. Moreover certain postcard motifs were appreciated as collectible items and actually never sent postally.
Louis Cardinals Real Photo Postcard. Louis Cardinals Baseball Photo Postcard. Louis World's Fair - Rare Postcard.
The early 20th century saw a series of push-pulls: technological advances came with shifting moral codes and gender roles. Some people tried very hard to stop—or at least slow—such changes. Hatchet-wielding, sex and alcohol-hating women like Carrie Nation preceded sex moguls like Polly Adler.
Europeans led more isolated lives before the Great War when differences in local customs were far more exaggerated and personal experiences with other cultures was rare. These condition helped to create an age that focused in on differences between people more than similarities, which enhanced the popularity of postcards depicting people of various ethnic and cultural differences under the category of types. Production of these cards continued into the War years but for additional reasons peculiar to the conflict. German armies fought on all fronts during the war, often more out of necessity than desire.