The Portrait of a Lady

Hallo, mein Mädchen

German "PRA" RPPC Stampbox, c.1912For Postcard Friendship Friday, a postcard that should have gone to the mailbox of a friend or suitor, instead of to this collector.

This was certainly a surprise in my mailbox: a real photo postcard (RPPC) received through Postcrossing from Richard, who took great care in sending it to ensure that it arrived safely.  Although he did not enclose a note, I am very appreciative of his efforts.

The stampbox indicates that this card was manufactured in Germany, probably around 1912.  It’s very well produced and well-preserved; it’s a card that I might have chosen for myself.

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12 Responses

  1. Marie says:

    Her updo is so elaborately twisted! It’s really quite mesmerizing! I wish that I could so that:) It looks like you are having a Postcrossing ball!

  2. Müge says:

    This is a beautiful portrait indeed!

  3. The tinting of the card is also nice. I’m glad this card arrived in your mailbox: Thanks for sharing.

  4. Pearl says:

    Ohhh isn’t she just Lovely?! How fortunate for you to be the new owner of this Beautiful postcard…
    Happy May Day!


  5. Sreisaat says:

    She has delicate features and her smile is just as lovely! This is definitely a keeper — and I know this will have a special place in your postcard album!

  6. viridian says:

    Such a beautiful postcard. thank you for sharing.

  7. Beth says:

    She is quite lovely, and you are an eloquent writer.

  8. Muse Swings says:

    A dewey eyed miss in her hand crocheted and appliqued dress. I can’t tell what she decorated the dress with – they have an ueven look – perhaps freshwater pearls. She probably handed the postcards to her admirer(s) and whispered the message. Lovely!

  9. Daryl says:

    What a nice thing to do .. and a nice addition to your collection!

  10. Margo says:

    How beautiful. What a great find. I love her fancy hair. It almost looks as if it has been crocheted too :) Happy PFF!

  11. michelle says:

    What a sweet thing to find in your mailbox. I love the muted colors.

  12. Lydia says:

    Gorgeous postcard. And what a special thing for him to send it to you.

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