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This young woman seems well prepared to entertain. With a false beard and top hat as part of her “disguise” and an accordion for musical accompaniment, I am not sure if she is a comedian, magician or perhaps a singer? Maybe she has just dressed up for the fun of it. If anyone can tell me what the round, white object at her breast might be, I’d love to know!

This is a European real photo postcard which dates to the 1930s or 40s.

I often find myself buying very distressed photos that nobody else wants. I cannot afford the prices of pristine examples of the types of photo that attract me, so I lurk around the edges of the scene, buying cheap items that for all their scuffs, tears, folds and marks, still have enough charm and interest to merit a purchase.

The fellow depicted below, is as tatty and interesting to me as the item itself. The photo was purchased here in Australia, so my hope is it originated here as well.

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