Youngsters in Exotic Indian or Middle Eastern Costumes Rare Real Photo French PostcardYoungsters in Exotic Indian or Middle Eastern Costumes Rare Real Photo French PostcardYoungsters in Exotic Indian or Middle Eastern Costumes Rare Real Photo French PostcardYoungsters in Exotic Indian or Middle Eastern Costumes Rare Real Photo French PostcardYoungsters in Exotic Indian or Middle Eastern Costumes Rare Real Photo French PostcardYoungsters in Exotic Indian or Middle Eastern Costumes Rare Real Photo French PostcardYoungsters in Exotic Indian or Middle Eastern Costumes Rare Real Photo French Postcard

In my 10+ years of selling and collecting antique European postcards, I've come across this duo three times: one card I own (and their outfit was tinted mint green), one card was in terribly soiled condition, so I passed on it; and then, this card, which shows age around the border but the heart of the image is remarkably well preserved.

The card is a tantalizing mystery. I can't makes out the name under the boy's feet but it looks to be V. G-something from Verdun, France. Are these local children dressed up for carnival costume party or is this two members of a traveling circus show? The outfits look quite Indian to me, or perhaps Middle Eastern. The girl's costume and jewelry have been hand-detailed with silver paint. The boy's shirt and shoes are tinted light pink. A hint of blush on both their cheeks, too. The children look wise beyond their years. Perhaps they were indeed part of a traveling troupe of entertainers, used to performing and in being in the public eye?

I have included direct scans (better color accuracy) and photos. I feel I'm mostly at a loss for words to describe this young couple. Although "just" a sepia photo, the photography is so sharp, you can almost feel the shimmer in the flashy material of their costumes.

Note the K Ltd. insignia inside the stamp box verso. My research pinpoints that as coming from a No. 3A Folding Pocket Kodak in use in from about 1918 until 1936.

SIZE: about 3.5 by 5. 5 inches.

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Youngsters in Exotic Indian or Middle Eastern Costumes Rare Real Photo French Postcard

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