When I first look at this card, I always think of the Renaissance! However, I also think this lovely lass could be a girl wearing a traditional folklore costume -- perhaps from Russia or, since the card was printed in Germany, this is a Bavarian outfit? I'm sorry I don't know more specifics about the dress style in this card. I just know that it's beautifully embossed and held in your hand, you will think it is in near mint condition! You will want to touch the long braid and the way the deep embossing makes the lady come alive. You will want to run your fingers over the extra thick white dots of paint, amazed at how well preserved all this handiwork is more than 100 years later. The light blue/green stamp on front, postmarked 1905, coordinates beautifully with the color handpainted on the girl's dress! As you can see from the back side, though German printed, this card was mailed in France: the sender sent a simple "Bonjour" to Marie:) The card measures about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. The zoom feature on the direct scan of the postcard will be like looking at the image under a jeweler's loupe: you'll see specks and spots (a couple on her face), but with the naked eye, as mentioned earlier, you'll think this card near perfect!