Old postcards are so cool to collect! Luxury retro-divas, wonderful hats, shameless attires … Most of the items can’t be imagined on modern postcards, some of them have even become a taboo. This smoking girl, for example: it used to be cute, now it is outrageous.
“Morphine Addicts”, Paris
Simone, “Anatomy of a heart”. Can you imagine this one to receive from your friend? A thoughtful anatomist is scrutinizing a heart of a young lady in his pince-nez.
By the way, there’s a love letter on the back… It has such words somewhere in the middle: “…the letters are of mixed type – protreptic and lyric. Is this my fault that you are so silly? I miss you so damn much, and weird enough – I want badly to see you. It is annoying me, it makes me mad.” And more: “I like to be free, when my heart is free etc., and a little bear thrusted its claws in my heart, i don’t want that. Impudent you! Don’t you see? I hate you for this .. and love you”.
And this one, that does not seem less weird can be a reply of a ” little bear”. “Madness”
And so they have two “layers of correspondence” – in words and in pictures. Other “Anatomists”
“Before an operation”.
Less sophisticated ones: “Engaged”
“Waiting for your caress”
“Got spliced against their will”
Some weird ones: “Drama of life”
Some rhymes of Nikolay Gumilyov on the back …
Such images are not used for modern postcards …
“Red riding hood”
“Far-sighted widow” – “Should I put on black garters just in case?”
And finally these stunning weird zombies. What can this be about? In the 60s there was such a film: “Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies”, this one could be its billboard …
It’s cool when postcards are signed. “Coquetry”
It says something like this: “To a divine Vera – Violet i’m sending this card. I find much likeness here with you and hope you won’t deny. I often imagine you to sit like this in the morning at a dressing table and violets smell sweet over you. Now i understand how powerful you are and can say straight: the only thing I see is your nice image but soon I’ll see you. The coquetry is the only thing about you, but I love you”. “
And when Lyolya read she saw this on the other side. “These ladies probably don’t know what cherry jam is” – and Lyolya became so sad ..
“My darling! Alas, my prosperity is over. I don’t know what waits for me in the future and how I will further live. The fact is that the lawyer decided to cut my expenditures and I lost my job. So, please, don’t count on help in March.”
On the back: “Now i will”