SALE I recently bought 4 artist signed Philip Boileau early 1900's postcards, and this one is entitled "In Maiden Meditation." It also has a copyright name, Reinthal & Newman, N.Y. as well as the signature and the 1910 year of copyright.
Especially for 1910, I would think that this postcard of a beautiful lady would have been considered risque, with her very low neckline and bare shoulders/chest. She does have a sheer scarf draped about her neck, but it really doesn't cover much. She has on a beautiful large hat with plume feathers that makes a huge statement. Her cheeks are rosy red, and her eyes have that same faraway look as many of his paintings of women have. I would say she must have been a "High Society" kind of gal.
I just thought each of these 4 Boileau postcards were so pretty, and will be listing the others as well if you would like to see about buying the set for a little less.
This is an unused postcard and is in great shape with only the most minor edge or corner wear. These were printed in America, and also on one side it says "Series 109" and "Entered Stationers Hall, London. You won't be disappointed to add these to your collection of artist signed, pretty women postcards.
I am always happy to combine purchases to save you on shipping, so please be sure to let me know if you are interested in other items I have listed.
Thanks so much for shopping with me, and God Bless You! May we honor Him in all we say and do!
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Happy Valentine's Day! Lots of gift choices for you! Buy now to ship by Feb 3. when I will be away from my shop.