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Boudoir Tea Time

Tea time. Postcard. Private Collection.

Amag. Tea time in boudoir. Postcard. Private Collection.

I am missing picture 1 and 4 in this German set and I doubt it ends at 5.  I love it for many reasons, some more obvious than others.

Apart from the couple “playing tea time” in sleepwear and embracing (her being all shy to his advances in the second one), I love the setting. The backdrop of the cityscape window and semi-transparent curtains is very nicely painted. It makes me think how much I’d like to see them with my own eyes.

But look into the mirror of the vanity…

Oops! Yes, that’s the photographer’s arm, or his assistant’s! In picture 14/3 you see both hands holding a pole, the flash perhaps? 14/5 looks a bit blurry to the right, but the postcard doesn’t look water damaged. I did find another 14/5 postcard online, this time tinted green and with the crisp right side. I’m posting it here for reference.

Publisher: Amag – Albrecht & Meister, Berlin. Founded in 1865 they were still printing postcards in the 50’s.

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