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February 15, 2015

17 Beautiful Vintage Stanislaw Walery Postcards From the Late Belle Époque

In Paris at the turn of the last century, female dancers employed at one of the premier theatres or music halls needed to have their portrait taken and the best known studios in the city were Reutlinger and Walery’s. The artiste was expected to pay for the portraits herself and these studios weren’t cheap but they had cachet, and something else. Given the proper treatment, an appearance in one of the studios’ postcards could be enough to transform a dancer from one among the thousands into a star.

Stanislaw Walery was a rival to Leopold Reutlinger in the production of real photo postcards from Paris during the late Belle Epoque. And here are some of them...

(via One Man's Treasure)

1 comment:

  1. Image that a Presidential candidate with a traceable background




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