Showing posts with label Real photo postcard (RPPC). Show all posts
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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcards (RPPCs): Ladies with Hand Painted Roses (Set 1)

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There is only one page left to write on.
I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love.
I have loved. I will love.
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all.
You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair
or move them around a dance floor.
But when those senses weaken another heightens.
Memory.
Memory becomes your partner.
You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.
Mitch Albom

Two vintage, hand-tinted real photo postcards (RPPC) from c1920; each shows a young Edwardian woman with hand-painted roses. The second card also has the French word "Tendresses" in decorative script in the upper right corner of the postcard.

Wonderful graphics for collage art, junk journals, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can download the free high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without any watermark here and here.

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Free Vintage Holiday Postcards: Bonne Année (Happy New Year)!

A vintage Bonne Année (Happy New Year) greeting postcard from the early 1900s. This real photo postcard (RPPC) shows a young woman blowing a kiss as she holds a basket of flowers with the words Bonne Année in gold letters below her image. The original sender of the postcard has signed her name (looks like "Cordula") on the upraised arm of the lady in the photo.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcard (RPPC): Golden Edwardian Lady Reclining on a Sofa with Roses

There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.
Edgar Allan Poe

A vintage, hand-tinted real photo postcard (RPPC) from 1917. This one shows a young Edwardian woman reclining on a sofa, holding white roses in her left hand.

Wonderful graphic for cardmaking, crafts, collage art, journal or scrapbook covers, and in various other graphic design projects. You can download the free high-res 8" (w) x 5" (h) @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark here.

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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcard (RPPC): Romantic Couple in the Garden (Vintage Valentine's Day Greeting)


I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.
Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

A vintage, hand-tinted French real photo postcard (RPPC) from c1910. This one shows a young Edwardian couple in the garden, obviously enjoying in each other's company as they whisper sweet nothings to one another.

You can download the high-res 6" x 4" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark here for a Valentine's Day card but can also be used in a romance-themed junk journal or scrapbooking project.

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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcard (RPPC): Caroline with Holiday Greenery (Vintage Christmas Greeting)

Christmas is not a date on a calendar. It’s more than a state of mind.
It’s a condition of the heart.
Toni Sorenson

A vintage, hand-tinted French real photo postcard (RPPC) from 1912. It shows a young Edwardian lady holding branches of holiday greenery with the words "Joyeux Noël " at the top left corner of the card.

You can download the high-res 5" x 7" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark here for holiday cardmaking or Christmas scrapbooking projects.

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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcard (RPPC): Antonia with Pink Striped Roses in her Hat (from 1904)

A hand-tinted French real photo postcard (RPPC) from 1904. It shows a young woman in Edwardian costume smiling confidently into the camera with her hands on her hips. On her hat are flamboyant pink striped roses. I think she has plenty of joie de vivre and is simply charming!

You can download the high-res 3.5" x 5.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark here.

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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcard (RPPC): Valerie with Bouquet of Red and Pink Roses (from 1914)


Original, first-generation digital scan of a vintage French real photo postcard (RPPC) postmarked October 18, 1914. This hand-tinted card shows a pretty young lady wearing a green gown with a gold embroidered bodice. She is holding a bouquet of red and pink roses. In the background is a path winding across a stone bridge nestled in the scenic French countryside.

You can download the free high-resolution 3.5” x 5.5” @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcard (RPPC): Jeanne with Basket of Flowers (from 1912)


An original, first-generation digital scan of a vintage French real photo postcard (RPPC) postmarked August 23, 1912 and sent to Madame E. Mamlour-Eisman from Jeanne. This card shows a pretty young lady with a frilly lace shawl posing with a basket of flowers on her shoulder.

You can download the free high-resolution 3.5” x 5.5” @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcards (RPPCs): Grete with Daisies in her Hair

These are original, first-generation digital scans of vintage real photo postcards (RPPCs) from my personal collection. The first two photos show a pretty young Edwardian girl with daisy hair ornaments posing first with her right profile presented and then with her left profile presented. A big thank you to James W. who pointed me to her possible real identity, a German actress named Grete Reinwald (1902 - 1983). You can read more of her story here.



After reading her biography and seeing all the pictures of her (some look so drastically different that it is hard to believe that they are of the same person), I began to wonder if I might have other photos of her in my collection. I managed to find one of a young girl all wrapped in gauzy chiffon who looked like she had the same upturned nose and tight-lipped smile - can this be a young Grete as well?


Next, I came across this photo of an older girl - she looks to be in her late teens but there is something of her nose and the ever so slightly puckered mouth that made me think that she might be a more grown-up Grete. What do you think?


I have no idea if all these long-ago photographs are of the indomitable Grete who graced so many postcards but it is a lot of fun to imagine who these young ladies might have been and how they would have lived their lives.

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