I adore this cabinet card from France. It was probably taken in the early years of the twentieth century.
I love this postcard – more so than all the others in my collection, which, of course, I also love. My favourite costumed belle is the girl, fourth on the right, who is holding a mask. She is stunningly beautiful. I am guessing that at least one of the other ladies is her sister, most particularly, the girl holding the tambourine
On the back in pencil – Eleanor H.
The stamp from the photo developer says – Webco Print, Nov 19 1930, Made in San Jose.
Taking into account the time it took to finish the film and for the processing of the photos, I’d say this image was taken on or around the 31st of October.
I paid US$9.95 for this photo. The second one which was listed from the same series went for over US$100.