SPIDER WOMAN: PRETTY LADY WITH A MOST INCREDIBLE HAT (VINTAGE POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard is truly fantastic. The postcard features a pretty woman wearing a gorgeous spider web style hat, complete with spider. To top things off, the hat is made of torn newspaper. This photo postcard is advertising “Le Matin” which was a French daily newspaper that was first published in 1884 and discontinued in 1944. This interesting photograph was taken by E. Rameau. The postcard’s stamp box indicates that it was published around 1916.

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  1. What with my lousy command of what was once was pretty good of French, I believe “Le Matin” means the morning. – I think one of our more intelligent bloggers might translate the back of the card. – I really would like to know what Jeanne had to say.

    Say, wouldn’t you say that Jeanne herself is “cute as a bug”? Oh well…Thanks CC. – P.S., that looks more like confetti to me than newspaper. But if it is newsprint, it might well be a shredded copy of last month’s issue of “Le Matin.”

  2. Hi, what a fabulous photo! This lady apparently won a first prize in a competition with this head piece (if I deciphered the message correctly) :-).

  3. Difficult to believe this photo was taken around 1916–seems more likely to be from sometime in the 1920’s. Notice the woman’s bobbed hair and the obvious use of cosmetics, which began to be acceptable during this era. Her hat is magnificent! I wonder if she was inspired by the headgear worn by the showgirls of the Folies Bergeres? She definitely deserved a prize for her creation–“c’est formidable!!”– and I agree with Victoria Jarvis, this mademoiselle is truly “cute as a bug.”


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