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Object Name Postcard
Date 1905 postmark
Description Picture postcard with a color-printed illustration of two dancers dressed in Pierrot and Pierrette costumes. Printed inscription at lower left, "Exultation". Handwritten initials in ink at lower right, "H de K". Reverse side is addressed to "Miss Gertrude A. Tate / c/o Miss Alice Austin [sic] / Clifton / Staten Island / N.Y." Reverse also has printed heading "CARTE POSTALE / POSTKARTE - CARTOLINA POSTALE" and fine print at lower left with artist's name, "M. M. VIENNE. / Nr. 147." Postmarked in Paris, France and in Rosebank, New York (Dec. 23, 1905). Postage stamp is printed "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAIS" with 10 cent value and an allegorical image of a sower.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York City)
Acquisition From Alice Austen
Ownership and History This card is part of a collection of personal items that came to the Staten Island Historical Society from photographer Alice Austen in 1945.
Earliest Date 1902
Latest Date 1905
Material Paper
Subjects Dancers
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Tate, Gertrude
Catalog Number 45.002.0046
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2015.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.