In keeping with the prior theater topic of the last post here is a dandy! A Real Photo Postcard showing a photo of a gorgeous and happy young woman, dressed in long skirt and blouse and wearing a head turban. She is seated on a stage prop that is a crescent moon. The moon is wonderfully charming with upturned smiling eye, substantial nose, and thin-lipped smile which shows his teeth, if you look closely. The young woman leans into the moon, head turned (in that flattering angle that photographers like), one hand resting in her lap, and the other draped around her buddy, the moon. The background props are some stars and a pennant with the lettering “Spokane.” One imagines that this was taken after a college play production somewhere in Spokane, Washington. Since it’s a divided back card and the stamp box shows AZO with all four triangles pointing up, the date of the postcard would be from about 1907 – 1918. The card shows some pin marks, so it was probably pinned to someone’s bulletin board for a time, before it made it’s way to a photo album. This one was found in an antique store in Soquel, California.
Divided back, Real Photo Postcard, unused. AZO stamp box. Circa 1907 – 1918.