This was an unusual find that was tucked in a large group of old postcards for sale. It’s a cutout of a figure of a woman, (a cute little lady) wearing what was probably the typical dress of the day, and carrying a basket of fresh vegetables. Maybe she has just come from the market. The cutout was pasted onto the cardboard card, and the back shows that the same was done with the word “Amager,” so I think maybe this was part of a series available for collecting, showing different styles or traditional costumes from around the world, or perhaps just from many of the European countries. Amager is a Danish island in the Øresund, in which part of the Danish capital of Copenhagen is situated. The Øresund or Öresund, is a region spanning parts of Denmark and Sweden, centering on their two respective cities of Copenhagen and Malmö.
Collectable card, circa 1880s to 1890s. Size: 5 and 1/2 x 3″
Sources: Amager. n.d. Wikipedia. Accessed 24 Aug 2014 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amager]
Øresund Region. n.d. Wikipedia. Accessed 24 Aug 2014 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%98resund_Region]