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A real photo postcard (around the 1930s) of a group of lads doing the fasching celebrations proud.

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

Stylish, creative, unusual! A real photo postcard, taken around the early 1930s. From Germany.

A real photo postcard, taken around the late 1920s. From Germany.


A happy quartet in costume. Around 1930. From German online seller, but could be French.


This is the first of a series of real photo postcards of women in costume, that I will be sharing over the coming weeks. Thanks to Linda from Darkroom Dolls and The Old Darkroom blogs for encouraging me to get these up.


As a fan of the work of Australian artist Damian Michaels, I have already done two posts about him on my other blog, Photobooth Journal. You can see the first post here and the second one here. There you will find two more of his altered photo works, numerous links to his web pages and more information about him.

These three pieces stand out from the rest of his work as they are in colour rather than black and white.  He has used old, real photo postcards as his canvas. It is a wonderful way to repurpose and preserve items, that having lost connection to history and family, often end up in the bin.

What do you think of them? Please leave your comments below.

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Enamorada – In Love

Novia – Girlfriend (Engaged).

Casada – Married.

Divorciada – Divorced.

I find the sentiments expressed in this series of postcards extremely amusing. They surprise me given the stigma of divorce in times past,  but Read the rest of this entry »

This real photo postcard of a very cheeky, slightly creepy actor in costume appears to be a maskless, slim version of the commedia dell’ Read the rest of this entry »