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A new specialized section on aviation-inspired "hobble skirts".
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& FASHIONS ON POST CARDS
MODA / OBLIK / DRUH / WIJZE / KUOSI / DIVAT
TÍSKA / COSTUMBRE / MOTEN / FASON / MODE
MODO / FORMA / MANERA / MODEN / LLUNIA
Please see Costume postcards for more traditional attire.
"103 BEDFORD ST. / ... / SPECIALTIES / Imported ENGLISH STYLES / Athletic Shoes, Police
Shoes, / Bicycle and League Ball Shoes, / English Black and Russet Grain / Riding Boots &
Hunting Shoes... / UNITED RUBBER COMPANY" advertising printed in red on government
postal card mailed 1890 from Boston (clear machine cancel with 4 in killer bars) to
Newport Rhode Island, paper browned evenly with age, good edges. Exceptionally interesting
& detailed. $15.00 mabfh
"1740 1912-13" post card with signed Sager art comparing ladies' fashions of those times, B. G. Paris 533, tiny spot near 2 front edges, trivial corner & edge wear. $13.00 af
"88 NOS AÉROPLANES. -- Le Comte de Lambert sur Wright à Juvisy. -- LL." unused carte postale, back message area topped by an advertisement 'Dans votre intérêt, Choissez-vous toujours: Au Soulier d'Argent / 21 -- Rue Rollon -- 21 / Mon BEAU, TÉLÉPHONE 13-48 / ROUEN, LE _ _ _ _ _ 191 '. The name of this shoe store translates 'The Silver Shoe', owned by Monsieur Beau & his successors until 1964 when it closed. The only mention we could find was in the Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection at Rice University. It was not exhibited there, and we could find no offers elsewhere. $25.00 a(p)f(r)g(b)a NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"A Detachable Wool Lining Makes / Our Gabardine Topcoat / Three Coats in One" showing 2 standing conversing, unused oversized (a little longer than a continental) advertising postcard for Roe Emerson, clothier in Newark Ohio, good edges. $3.00 fo
"ARE YOU ON OUR / MAILING LIST? / SPEEDGEAR / AUTHENTIC RACEWEAR" with an auto racing scene in color, unused postpaid business reply card, near mint. $1.25 rf
"CELEBRATING / IMAGINATION // All / Playwear / Sale!" for boys & girls, unused advertising continental post card for carters.com sale in April 2001, near mint. $1.25 fa
"Celluloid Collars & Cuffs / WARRANTED WATERPROOF." advertising card from the Donaldson Brothers in New York (Celluloid Novelty Company) including a full-color US map locating major cities, postman & flag. Minor corner rounding. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 mpfga
"Clothes of Quality / An assortment of over 500 / samples of new Spring goods / now on display ... / ... / FRANK DISHON / McCUNEVILLE, OHIO" unused advertising postcard with chick art on front, message area printed as quoted here, small bit of an upper corner gone, two spots of toning near the right front edge, heavy & spotty toning on back. A very small unincorporated community in the Salt Lick Township of Perry County. $7.50 o(m)o(s)fg
"DEFINING / TOMORROW'S / TRENDS // HONG KONG CONVENTION / AND EXHIBITION CENTRE // FASHION / ACCESS // Asia's Largest Trade Fair for Handbags, Travelware, / Footwear, Leather Garments & Fashion Accessories" unused continental post card, near mint condition, copyrighted. (2 available) $1.50 each. hf
“FASHION PHOTOGRAPH, MONTAGE, 1930’s / PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER ROSE PULHAM” unused continental postcard, copyrighted, excellent condition. $1.25 pf
"FREEMAN, / ONE PRICE CLOTHIER / 14, 16 & 18 Asylum St. FIRST CLOTHING STORE FROM MAIN ST. // LITTLE JOHNNY'S FATHER GIVES HIM / A NEW VELOCIPEDE / THE END OF LITTLE JOHNNY'S RIDE" circa 1890 trade card with text on back advertising S. I. Freeman's immense stock of fashions & fabrics in Hartford Connecticut, excellent condition. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bcfga
"HARLEY-DAVIDSON® / Limited Edition / MOTORCLOTHES® / APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES / FALL 2006 / PUT SOME SCENIC IN THE BYWAYS" oversize (approximately 6"x9") post card mailed to Ohio. Fashion modeled includes the Mettle Leather Jacket, Mockneck Zip Front Seater with Patch Jeans & the Stylus Leather Jacket with Chaps. Surprisingly good edges, several tiny but noticeable scuffs from the postal equipment show on front. $1.50 mf
"HARLEY-DAVIDSON® / MOTORCLOTHES® SOME DUST NEVER SETTLES / APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES / LIMITED EDITION / 2006 / SUMMER" oversize (approximately 6"x9") postcard mailed to Ohio. Fashion modeled includes the Legendary Leather Jacket & the Suspicion Leather Jacket with Chaps. Surprisingly good edges, several tiny but noticeable scuffs from the postal equipment show on front, tiny corner bend. $1.50 mf
"HARLEY-DAVIDSON® RACE COLLECTION / APPAREL and ACCESSORIES / PODIUM WEAR" oversize (approximately 6"x9") post card mailed to Ohio. Fashion modeled includes the Raceway Leather Jacket, Screamin' Eagle Twill Jacket & the Screamin' Eagle Race Shirt. Surprisingly good edges, tiny scuff from the postal equipment shows on back. Models include Andrew Hines & G. T. Tonglet from the Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock Team. $2.50 mfr& NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"HELMUT NEWTON / 'Paloma Picasso wearing gold jewely(sic) designed by her and a dress by Karl Lagerfeld', Saint Tropez 1973. Jewelry referred to are many bracelets on both wrists; dress exposes one breast, postcard with light toning on back. $2.00 jff%
“HELMUT NEWTON / SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE, 1985.” showing a black lady in a strapless red dress, unused continental postcard, copyrighted, tiny corner bump. The designer wa the first to use black models in catwalk fashion shows. $1.50 bfp
"Lee J. / The Finest Men and Women's Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories" continental publicity card, full color both sides, showing the interior of the store, map, famous customer (Rams line backer Robert Thomas) & more. Near mint. $1.50 m(s)fs(f)
"Le Mode en 1910" signed Sager art, postcard mailed then at Folkstone England, stamp removed, tape repair to back folds over front edge slightly, writing on front comments the fashions are true-to-life, edge wear, small corner crease, as is. $4.50 af
"Limited Edition Apparel & Accessories / HARLEY DAVIDSON® / MOTORCLOTHES® / HOLIDAY 2006 RUMBLE ALL THE WAY" oversize (approximately 6"x9") post card mailed to Ohio. Fashion modeled includes the Nemesis 2-in-1 Jacket with Camo Cargo Pants & the Passion Leather Jacket. Surprisingly good edges, several tiny but noticeable scuffs from the postal equipment show on front. $1.50 mf
"Makes you look like a Millionaire. Won't cost much either. Ask us: Reitz & Langguth / 2769 W. 25th St., 4279 Pearl Road, S. W. Makers of Smart Clothes" showing the proprietors (Mathew Reitz & Phil Langguth) standing in front of their store in Cleveland, unused litho-chrome postcard, fairly fresh with good edges. Necessarily pre-1913 when their firm was dissolved. Truly rare. Two Reitz family members (René Reitz and his mother Matilde Reitz) have had Yad Vashem recognize them as "Righteous Among the Nations" for the aid they extended to Jewish refugees in France during the Holocaust. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(c)ggfj
"Make Your First / Fall Suit a Worsted" showing a well-dressed man & woman facing one another, unused oversized (a little longer than a continental) advertising post card for Roe Emerson, clothier in Newark Ohio, trivial edge wear, 3 small areas with toning on the back. $2.00 fo
"Max Stadler & CO. / LEADING CLOTHIERS / 461 to 467 BROADWAY COR. GRAND ST. / 619 & 621 Eighth Ave. cor. 40th St. / NEW YORK / 468" with art including 2 women in long flowing dresses operating tricycles powered by hand levers. Trade card whose back advertises "Souvenir Day / ... / AN ELEGANT SOUVENIR / presented to Every Lady Visitor on / Saturday April 11, 1885" and offering their illustrated catalogue. Very light toning both sides, a few tiny surface rubs. Hard to find! $15.00 bn(n)fa
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"NEVER BLEND IN. / THE SPRING 2007 / HALEY-DAVIDSON® / MOTORCLOTHES® COLLECTION" oversize (approximately 6"x9") post card mailed to Ohio. Fashion modeled includes the Evangeline Leather Halter, the Bad Moon Leather Jacket & the Evangeline Leather Jacket. Surprisingly good edges, a little scuff from the postal equipment shows in the front sky. $2.00 mf&
"Newcomb-Baker Shoes / MIRACLE MILE - JACKMAN AND LASKEY / COMPLIMENTARY OFFER / DREW - FOOT SAVES - BAREFOOT FREEDOM / ..." advertising a sale at a Toledo Ohio shoe store, on government postal card (15-c Federalist Papers) mailed Nov 22 1988, very light partial cancel ink on front. $1.25 fo-u(p)
"Our Fine Clothing / is First Choice / for Important Occasions" showing a man & woman conversing outside a brick structure, unused oversized (a little longer than a continental) advertising postcard for Roe Emerson, clothier in Newark Ohio, trivial wear at one corner. $2.75 fo
"Season After Season . . . / the Number One Topcoat" showing standing man holding newspaper, unused oversized (a little longer than a continental) advertising postcard for Roe Emerson, clothier in Newark Ohio, small split & wear at one corner. $2.00 fo
See also our Costume post cards.
See also our Millinery postcards for hats.
"South Main Street, Adrian, Mich." prominently showing the A. B. Park Co. / Dry Goods & Carpets Building, the temporary large sign announcing the move in of the Robert Thomson & Co. with Up-to-Date Shoes next door 'about October 1st', horse & buggy & early auto at the curb, & 'ELECTRIC LIGHT / IS THE ONLY WAY' sign; unused color postcard made in Germany, published for Farmer Fred in Battle Creek. Quite fresh for its age and rare! $12.00 m(a)fg(p)me
"TAKE / 30% OFF / APRIL 1 THROUGH APRIL 20 / ... / NEW YORK & COMPANY" continental postcard advertising a fashion apparel promotion, surprising fresh for being mailed. $1.00 fa
Ten Eyck & Baker Shoe Company (successors to Fancher & Ten Eyck Shoe Company) of Bridgeport Connecticut 3-color mailed advertising postal card advising Newport Rhode Island recipient when their salesman would call. View of their factory in mint green, dark blue printing with red updates to the firm's name on evenly browned paper--most attractive. The company made 'Ladies', Misses and Children's Fine / shoes and Oxfords, Hand Welts, Turned and McKay Sewed'. Clear & complete OCT 31 1891 (very early) Boston machine cancel on back with 4 in killer bars. $80.00 caf
"THE 2007 / HARLEY-DAVIDSON / MOTORCLOTHES COLLECTION" approximately 9"x6" oversize advertising post card, full color both sides illustrating 3 different leather jackets, bend at one corner. $1.00 mf
"THE BEST MATERIAL / THE BEST FIT / THE BEST WORKMANSHIP / Sandic / FASHION. WINTER SERIES" holed advertising card ( slightly larger than continental size) in color both sides, made for point-of-purchase display, excellent condition. $1.00 f
"The Emery Shirt" caption taken from the labels on sample cases dangling from an improbable aircraft, monochromatic blue postcard Mailed MAR 28 1910 at Chicago Illinois to Root Brothers in San Francisco by salesman Leo Keller (his handstamp neatly on back) advising prospective client he would visit April 15th with midsummer & autumn shirt samples. Two internal creases near the stamp, several dash-like white marks near the front left edge suggest the interaction with a different cancel on back of another item. Top edge has a wavy scissors trim, but the reduction is slight. Rare in any condition. $12.00 fg(k)a
"THE HART & Co. / PARIS TO CLEVELAND / H. Wagram Editeur, PARIS" oversize advertising card with signed art depicting a lady aviatrix flying some hat boxes on aeroplane wings; message over all the back is dated July 1 1911, mentioning Mrs. E. G. Fountain to bring back "fall season novelties" to be shown at their store on 429 to 439 Superior Avenue. We find mention of The Hart & Company as early as 1904; a later reference in 1917 changes to F. A. Hart & Co. Rare. Sold but both sides still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scans (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75 either or $7.25 both. o(c)ff(p)g(f)
"THE HOLIDAY 2007 / HARLEY-DAVIDSON® / MOTORCLOTHES® COLLECTION" oversize (approximately 6"x9") post card mailed to Ohio. Fashion modeled includes the Attitude Leather Jacket & the Dazzle Lambskin Leather Jacket. Surprisingly good edges, a long corner bend that is hard to see on front. $2.00 mf
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"THE NEW GEAR IS HERE. / THE 2007 / HARLEY-DAVIDSON® / MOTORCLOTHES® COLLECTION" oversize (approximately 6"x9") post card mailed to Ohio. Fashion modeled includes the FRXG Midweight Leather Jacket, the whirlwind Perforated Leather Jacket & the Transportation Leather Jacket. Surprisingly good edges, a little scuff from the postal equipment is hard to see on front. $2.00 mf&
"THE SIGHTS OF PARIS / A presentation of Models / in the Dress Department / 'Au PRINTEMPS' stores" unused black & white postcard from booklet, tiny nick on serrated edge from separation. Three models, three customers, and a sales clerk. $9.00 fif(p)p
"THOMAS B. SMITH / DEALER IN / FINE BOOTS, SHOES & RUBBERS, / Repairing in all its Branches / Neatly Done. / 11 Broad Street" art depicting a boy on a high-wheeler accompanied by his dog down a dirt path, circa 1890 advertising card in excellent condition. $5.00 bfga*
"TOWNSEND YOUNG & CO., / Clothiers / 33 Division St., Peekskill, N. Y." circa 1890 trade card with art showing a male bicyclist being chased by 2 bulls, ad on back touts ready-made clothing, cloths & gents' furnishing goods, nice condition for its age. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fnba
Uncaptioned Azo real photo (triangles up) post card showing a lady wearing a large hat & a fur stole & muff, writing on back dates to 1912, light toning on back, some wear on one long edge. $4.00 f
"Upstairs / ON / 7th" continental publicity card for the women's boutique in Washington DC, near mint. Fashion designers mentioned on back include Kedem Sasson, Skiff, Frequence, Peter Mahler & Zuza Bart. $1.25 df
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"We can shoe the children / with long wearing, perfect / fitting and stylish Shoes.../ A. W. FRIEND / Pleasantville O." advertising message on the back of a mailed at Pleasantville Ohio in 1908 (bold cancel). Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 oagfc
"WHAT'S NEW FOR HOLIDAY 02: / AIR PLAYERPOSITE" continental advertising postcard for fashionable basketball shoes from Nike for the 2002-2003 season; front is a black & white illustration of a black basketball player (#30 -- we are supposed to know who he is). Near-mint & surprisingly hard to find. $2.50 fs(b)a
"WRITE US IF YOU NEED ANYTHING IN OUR LINE FOR / IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT. / ROBINSON NECKWEAR COMPANY, / ATLANTA, GEORGIA" color advertising postcard showing the exterior corner of that company (colocated with the Paragon Suspender Co.--the only time we have seen it), typed message on back quoted for our caption here, mailed 1907, 2 small corner creases, toning & small ink spots mostly in the front border areas. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fg(a)a
"W. R. W. Co. FINE WOOLENS / NEWEST STYLES, UNEXCELLED VALUES // NEWEST STYLES IN FOREIGN / AND DOMESTIC WOOLENS / FOR MERCHANT TAILORING // CLEVELAND HARBOR // W. R. W. Co. / FINE WOOLENS" art depicting biplane flying over Cleveland Harbor, unmailed advertising postcard of Berea Ohio tailor Paul Machovina (his handstamp twice on back), typing in back message area states he has the spring line, back toning from album contact obscures nothing. $12.00 o(b)o(c)fg
"You are cordially invited to a home / showing of all that's new and / exciting in fashions of all sizes!" with image depicting 5 stylishly dressed models, postcard mailed 1980 with stamp damaged before sending, 2 small adherences on front. Held in Frazeysburg Ohio home. $2.00 of
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