1910 color lithograph photo vintage postcard in glossy lacquer finish. Image is that of a romantic auburn-haired young girl in love, plucking leaves from a bouquet of rose. Captioned at the top with rhyming couplet love poem:
“She plucks the leaves off, one by one and murmurs soft and low,
He loves me, not, a little, much but passionately, Ah no.”
Publisher is Theodor Eismann of Leipzig, Germany, identified by the company’s logo - a comet & the company’s intertwined initials (Th. E. L.). Likely printed in Germany, using the company’s “Theochrom” (glossy lacquer finish) process.
On the back is a March 18, 1910 Elizabeth, New Jersey postmark, a Greenpoint, Brooklyn NYC address, and a message in Polish.
PHOTO NOTE: Scanning frequently distorts the clarity of the image and the intensity of color. When viewed in person, this card image has greater clarity and color intensity, compared to the more muted "grainy" look of the scanned image. Slight discolorations and minor defects are also exaggerated in scanned images, and most are actually much less noticeable when viewed in person.
CONDITION: PLEASE EXAMINE THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY. Standard-sized colored lithograph postcard is in generally good condition, but not perfect. The central image is intact and very clean. There are no tears or folds, but light wear on the corners and along the edges. The back has some paper-loss damage limited to the message and address along the lower margin. The undamaged portion of the message, Brooklyn address and postmark are all legible. ALL FLAWS ARE OBVIOUS IN THE PHOTOS.
1910 Romantic Woman Glossy Lacquer Vintage Postcard – Auburn-Haired Girl with Bouquet of Roses - Rhyming Couplet Love Poem - Theodor Eismann, Leipzig Publisher’s Comet Logo - German-Made