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This French postcard, franked 1900, is a postcard featuring the photography of Professor Stebbing of Paris. Stage star Boissy is dressed as a bride with a ringlet of pink flowers and a veil in her hair. The pearl choker is complimented with strands of pearl that have been hand-detailed with details of metallic gold paint. Her veil and the tulle she is swathed in has been color highlighted with blue and a hint of color has been added to her hair to make her look like a strawberry blonde. The card is about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. Silvering can be seen at the top left and the corner tips show wear. Light soiling on the white border frame. But overall, for its age, this card is unbelievably beautiful and well preserved. No creases and almost no surface wear. If you are having a strange sense of deja vu looking at this card, it is likely because you have seen my other listing here: http://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-7454/Edwardian-BRIDE-Actress-Boissy-Stebbing-Real Whichever one sells first goes and I'm keeping the other:) This one has silvering, a postage stamp and franking on the front, but the face is brighter/lighter and the flowers are pinker. Which one do you prefer!?