This German-printed glamour postcard was mailed in 1906 to Algeria from France. The sender noted in French on the front "Affectionate friendship." It is a real photo postcard of a woman in a beautiful dress that looks very much like what a stage star or cabaret dancer would wear: sequins and ruffles beaucoup. The photo has been color tinted by hand: turquoise and dark maroon.
Printer's initials at the bottom right are NPG. The Neue Photographische Gesellschaft (The New Photographic Society) was a member organization of photographers founded by Arthur Schwarz in Berlin, Germany, in 1894. They became the largest manufacturer of bromide postcards in the world. They printed postcards for other companies, such as Leopold Reutlinger in Paris.
This card has a glossy finish and measures typical antique postcard size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. No creases. Examining the card under a jeweler's loupe, one sees specks and spots, but with the naked eye, the lady just looks gorgeous!
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