15 September 2018

Photo by Atelier Eberth

In her Berlin studio, German photographer Anny Eberth portrayed aristocratic ladies and elegant fashion models, but also film actors and expressionist dancers, including the notorious Anita Berber. During the 1910s and 1920s, her photos were published in such Berlin magazines as Die Dame and Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, and were used for many sepia film star postcards. For this post on Atelier Eberth, we selected 15 postcards with female portraits.

Pola Negri
Pola Negri. German postcard by Verlag Hermann Leiser, Berlin-Wilm., no. 304. Photo: Atelier Eberth, Berlin.

Erika Glässner
Erika Glässner. German postcard by Hermann Leiser, Berlin-Wilm, no. 5540. Photo: Atelier Eberth, Berlin.

Lotte Neumann
Lotte Neumann. German postcard by Verlag Hermann Leiser, Berlin-Wilm., no. 5694. Photo: Eberth, Berlin.

Hilde Wörner in Die Berliner Range (1913)
Hilde Wörner. German postcard by Verlag Hermann Leiser, Berlin, no. 6253. Photo: Atelier Eberth, Berlin. Publicity still for Die Berliner Range/The Berlin Urchin (Max Mack, 1913).

Rose Liechtenstein
Rose Liechtenstein. German postcard by Photochemie, Berlin, no. K. 2351. Photo: Atelier Eberth, Berlin.

Anita Berber
Anita Berber. German postcard by Photochemie, Berlin, no. K. 2406. Photo: Atelier Eberth, Berlin.

Pola Negri in Carmen (1918)
German postcard by Photochemie, Berlin, no. K. 2765. Photo: Atelier Eberth / Union. Pola Negri as Carmen in the German silent drama Carmen (Ernst Lubitsch, 1918).

Hilde Worner
Hilde Wörner. German postcard by Photochemie, no. K. 3341. Photo: Eberth, Berlin.

Martha Novelly
Martha Novelly. German postcard in the Film-Sterne series by Rotophot, no. 163/1. Photo: A. Eberth, Berlin / Astra Film.

Fritzi Massary in Die Rose von Stambul (1919)
Fritzi Massary. German postcard by NPG, no. 795. Photo: Anny Eberth, Berlin. Publicity still for Die Rose von Stambul/The Rose of Stamboul (Felix Basch, Arthur Wellin, 1919).

Hanne Brinkmann
Hanne Brinkmann. German postcard by NPG, no. 807. Photo: Anny Eberth, Berlin.

Maria Widal
Maria Widal. German postcard by NPG, no. 889. Photo: Anny Eberth, Berlin.

Lucy Kieselhausen
Lucie Kieselhausen. German postcard by Kunstverlag Juno, Charlottenburg, no. 115. Photo: Atelier Eberth.

Maria Leeser
Maria Leeser. German postcard, no. 1025. Photo: A. Eberth, Berlin. Costume design: Walter Schnackenberg. Caption: Märchen (Fairytales). Collection: Didier Hanson.

Aud Egede Nissen
Aud Egede Nissen. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 476/1, 1919-1924. Photo: A. Eberth, Berlin.

Xenia Desni
Xenia Desni. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 571/1, 1919-1924. Photo: A. Eberth, Berlin.

Sources: Europeana Collection and Getty Images.

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