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18 November 2016

EFSP's Dazzling Dozen: our newest acquisitions

Last Saturday, we travelled to Utrecht for 'Europe's biggest Vintage Collectors Fair'! And again, we found lots and lots of postcards. In the following months you can see them here at EFSP, but for this post we chose a dozen postcards that dazzled us. So here are 12 favourite acquisitions.

Le petit poucet (Pathé frères 1905)
Le petit poucet. French postcard by Croissant, Paris, no. 3662. Photo: Film Pathé. Publicity still for Le petit poucet/Hop o' My Thumb (Vincent Lorent-Heilbron, 1905). Caption: He fell on his knees asking for mercy.

La vie du Christ. Aux pieds du sphinx
La vie et la passion de Jésus Christ. French postcard. Photo: Film Pathé. Publicity still for La vie et la passion de Jésus Christ (Lucien Nonguet, Ferdinand Zecca, 1903). Caption: The Life of Christ - At the Feet of the Sphinx.

Henri Jourdin de Croix
Henri Jourdin de Croix. French postcard. Photo P. Apers. Henri Jourdin de Croix of the Théàtre National de l'Odéon was a French stage actor, director and playwright.

Albert Dieudonné as Napoléon
Albert Dieudonné as Napoleon. French postcard. Photo: Choumoff. The retro of the card makes publicity for Dieudonné in a stage version of Bonaparte at the Theatre de la Renaissance.

Elena Sangro
Elena Sangro. Italian postcard by Ed. A. Traldi, Milano. Photo: Pinto, Roma.

Ruth Weyher,
Ruth Weyher. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 3089/1, 1928-1929. Photo: Atelier Kiesel, Berlin.

Fern Andra
Fern Andra. German postcard Ross Verlag, no. 3549/1.Photo: Atelier Schneider.

Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel (1932)
Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel (1932). Dutch postcard by JosPe, no. 381. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for Grand Hotel (Edmund Goulding, 1932).

Farley Granger and Ruth Roman in Strangers on a Train (1951)
Farley Granger and Ruth Roman in Strangers on a Train (1951). Dutch postcard by Takken, no. 566. Photo: Warner Bros. Publicity still for Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951).

Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury. Dutch postcard by Takken, no. 166. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Richard Burton and Claire Bloom in Hamlet (1954)
Richard Burton and Claire Bloom in Hamlet (1954). Danish postcard by Kaj Brammers Boghandel, Helsingor, no. 748. Photo: publicity still for the stage production of Hamlet at the Hamletspillene in Kronborg, 1954, with Burton as Hamlet and Bloom as Ophelia.

Fanfare, Arena cinema
Fanfare at the Arena. Dutch postcard by A. de Herder, Rotterdam. The Arena Cinema was located at the Kruiskade, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The film on show was the Dutch comedy Fanfare (Bert Haanstra, 1958), starring Hans Kaart.

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday, hosted by Beth at the The Best Hearts are Crunchy. You can visit her by clicking on the button below.



1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

Greetings from the mid-Willamette Valley! These postcards are fabulous! I can't choose a favorite--so glad you posted a dozen! I do love the one of Angela Lansbury. She was beautiful when she was older--but a stunner in her earlier days!

We have a big rain storm coming in tomorrow. Ha! Have a lovely week in Amsterdam.