the 1910s

Atelier Leopold :: Valeska Gert, 1918. German card (Munich). Collection: Didier Hanson. / source: Flickr

“Jewish cabaret artist Waleska Gert (1892-1978) and her dark, aquiline features became famous in Berlin with her radical modern dances. She was also active as an artists’ model and appeared in several classics of the Weimar Cinema. After a comeback in Fellini’s Giulietta degli spiriti / Juliet of the Spirits (1965), she worked with the film makers of the New German Cinema of the 1970′s.” (quoted from source)

Chinese students starting for the trenches on the Western Front, 1918

From the National Library of Scotland, with the following caption: Chinese students at the Western Front, France, during World War I. This group photograph of five Chinese students with an army officer was most likely taken by the British official photographer, John Warwick Brooke. 

Shortly after World War I ended, around 1,600 Chinese students travelled to France as part of the Work-Study Movement. In the spirit of the new Republic, their aim was to study and examine Western culture and technology.Despite being in the midst of internal troubles, China declared war on Germany in August 1917. Their economic and military contribution to the Allied war effort, however, was minimal. This was mainly due to an emphasis placed on resolving urgent internal issues.


postcard - from Duplevista, United Kingdom 6 by Jassy-50

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />From the Postcrossing &quot;Just Postcards&quot; RR #706.


White silk having sheer sleeveless V-neck bodice with silver lace trim and beaded back tassel over short sleeve bodice with wide silver lace band, vertical lace bands edge front and back looped panels over full skirt, pale pink silk lining, cloth flowers at waist

Beautiful in it’s simplicity! 


postcard - from zasa, Switzerland by Jassy-50

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />Reproduction of a 1910 poster for Kodak cameras.  From the Poster Collection, Museum of Decorative Arts, Zurich.

From a Postcrossing private trade.