This advertisement postcard for "Parisiana" suspenders is definitely worthy of a chuckle or two. An Edwardian man in checkered pants and a top hat can't escape from the clutches of the lady with the fan because she's got a grip on his suspenders. With the "new flexible" fabric of the Parisiana suspenders, it is assured of "a long life because it is made of flexible rubber threads." The ad promises: "An article of quality at reasonable prices." Not only does the woman have an ostrich fan but so does the little brown monkey (his fan is green; hers is red). At first I wasn't clear on exactly what the monkey was doing but I believe he is pulling on the man's garters?! There's no way this guy is going to be able to make a run for freedom! The card has a black border on 3 edges. The blue background is also quite dark as seen in the direct scan. The photo taken at window light makes the blue look lighter but it is a striking dark cobalt blue. Wear on the corner tips. Verso, the card is blank and unused. Some editions of this card have further advertisement information and are dated 1926, which gives us a time-frame for this one, too. Size: about 5.5 by 3.5 inches. In overall excellent vintage condition.
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