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Series I. Music Hall and Theater Postcards [series]:
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Albertin celebre imitateur ( 1 )
Performer : Albertin
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Blank verso

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[No Caption] ( 2 )
Performer : Arigon
Printer/Publisher : Der Artist
Incsription : Arigon Imitateur
Medium : Color offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Cherry pink on white cardstock. Divided verso; imprinted "Postkarte".

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Poilu's-Park. La Grande Divette. Le Poilu Bert-Gyll entre deux sejours aux tranchees de 1re ligne ( 3 )
Performer : Bert-Gyll
Photographer : V. Lavaux
Printer/Publisher : Luce Editeur
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : French World War I soldier posed outdoors wearing a female gypsy costume. Divided verso; black rubber-stamp impression on verso: "Collection J.F.M."

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Poilu's-Park. Les Poilus Bert-Gyll et Mezy, duettists à transformation. Costumes de la Maison Granier. Guerre 1914 - 1915 ( 4 )
Performer : Bert-Gyll
Photographer : V. Lavaux
Printer/Publisher : Luce Editeur
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : The two cards offered here represent Poilu's Park, an amusement park for French and allied soldiers that operated from 1915 to 1916 in Commercy, 20 kilometers from the front in the Meuse. See the website maintained by the Inspection Adademique de la Meuse and other regional and national agencies: http://14-18.lecrivainpublic.net/scripts/travail.php?doc=442.

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Bertin Imitant la Tortojada ( 5 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto. Se renseigner à la poste."

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Monsieur R. Bertin imitant Miss Clothilde Alegria, tireuse mexicaine ( 6 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptant pas la correspondance au recto se renseigner à la Poste."

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Monsieur R. Bertin dans son imitation de Miette "La Cigale Parisienne"(Folies Marigny) ( 7 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Printer/Publisher : Monogram JD intertwined through an anchor
Medium : Hand tinted offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Undivided verso imprinted "Ce cote est exclusivement reserve à l'adresse"

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Monsieur R. Bertin imitant Yvette Guilbert (dernier genre) ( 8 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Photographer : A. E[illegible]
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Photographer's name partially legible (reproduction of embossing on original photo). Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Certains les pays etrangers n'acceptant pas la correspondance au recto se renseigner à la Poste."

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Mr Bertin. Imitation de Yvette Guilbert ( 9 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Photographer : J. Bioletto
City : Lyon
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto. (Se renseigner à la poste"[final period and close parentheses missing in original].

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Mr Bertin. Imitation de Mlle Foscolo excentrique ( 10 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Photographer : J. Bioletto
City : Lyon
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator

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Mr Bertin. Imitation de Mme Yvette Guilbert genre Pompadour ( 11 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Photographer : J. Bioletto
City : Lyon
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto. (Se renseigner à la poste.)"

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Mr Bertin. Imitation de la Belle Otero ( 12 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Photographer : J. Bioletto
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto. (Se renseigner à la poste.)"

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Monsieur R. Bertin dans son imitation de l'excentrique "Polaire"(Folies Marigny) ( 13 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Printer/Publisher : Monogram JD intertwined in an anchor
Medium : Hand tinted offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Undivided verso.

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Monsieur R. Bertin, imitant "La Tortojada"(Folies Marigny) ( 14 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Printer/Publisher : Monogram JD intertwined in an anchor
Medium : Hand tinted offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Undivided verso.

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Mr Bertin ( 15 )
Performer : Robert Bertin
Photographer : A. Espiugas
City : Barcelona
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed centered above line dividing message and address panels: "Tarjeta postal / Union postale universelle / España."

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Jeanne Bloch ( 16 )
Performer : Jeanne Bloch
Photographer : Buger & Bert
Printer/Publisher : F.C. & Cie.
City : Paris
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : A comic actress who played both female and male roles in music-hall revues; dressed as a portly, gray-haired, bearded gentleman looking like then President of the French Republic, Armand Fallieres. Card No. 308. Divided verso.

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M. Defreyn (Sarah Yacco) ( 17 )
Performer : Henri Defreyn (1878 - 1948)
Photographer : G. Dupont
Printer/Publisher : Le Carnet Mondain
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : An operetta star who later developed a recording and film career. In the postcard offered here, Defreyn imitates Sadda Yacco (Kawakami Sadayakko; 1871-1946), a Japanese kabuki artist who performed to enthusistic audiences in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Undivided verso.

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Mr D'Hernonville. Homme Protee. Phenomene Vocal ( 18 )
Performer : D'Hernonville
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : A noted music-hall "protean"performer who portrayed a series of female singing and speaking roles. Divided verso; imprinted at left on verso: "La Correspondance au recto n'est pas acceptee par tous les pays etrangers. (Se renseigner à la Poste.)"

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Mr D'Hernonville imitateur ( 19 )
Performer : D'Hernonville
Photographer : R. Guilleminot
Printer/Publisher : Boespflug et Cie
City : Paris
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso. On verso: Logo of a bridled horse head framed in a horseshoe.

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Yvette Dolly ( 20 )
Performer : Yvette Dolly
Photographer : Francis Photo
Printer/Publisher : On verso: bri­dled horse head framed in a horse­shoe above a five-pointed star.
City : Paris
Incsription : Moulin Rouge Paris 27/11/24 / A Myriam mon / bon souvenir / Dolly
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : One tack hole each at upper and lower margin. Divided verso; black rubber-stamp impression on verso: "Collection J.F.M."

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Florin Imitateur ( 21 )
Performer : Florin
Photographer : Louis Martin
City : Paris
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso

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Florin Imitateur ( 22 )
Performer : Florin
Photographer : Louis Martin
City : Paris
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso

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Florin Imitateur ( 23 )
Performer : Florin
Photographer : Louis Martin
City : Paris
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso

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Fregoli nella Mimi ( 24 )
Performer : Leopoldo Fregoli (1867 - 1936)
Printer/Publisher : Garzini & Pezzini
City : Milan
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : An internationally renowned Italian quick-change artist, Fregoli both sang and acted 20 or more characters in each of his shows. He made his first splash on the Parisian stage in 1900 and subsequently presented shows in the French capital that ran for up to a year. The two cards offered here present numerous vignettes showing poses and costumes from Fregoli's shows Mimi and Eldorado.

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Fregoli nell Eldorado Quadro II ( 25 )
Performer : Leopoldo Fregoli (1867 - 1936)
Printer/Publisher : Garzini & Pezzini
City : Milan
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Undivided verso. Large "Carte Postale"followed by the term in other languages.

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Marthis ?? ... ( 27 )
Performer : Marthis
Photographer : Louis Martin
City : Paris
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator

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Maurice Homme Protee ( 28 )
Performer : Maurice
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto (se renseigner à la poste)"

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Maurice L'homme protee ( 29 )
Performer : Maurice
Photographer : Bonfort
City : Marseille
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso

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Novelty's imitateur à transformations ( 30 )
Performer : Novelty's
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Full length photo of a man in showgirl dress; vignette headshot of same performer in white tie. Divided verso.

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M. de Sternac dans son imitation de Mme Yvette Guilbert ( 31 )
Performer : Fernand de Sternac
Photographer : Cliche Le Ray, Montoire
Printer/Publisher : Imprimeries Reunies
City : Nancy
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto (Se renseigner à la poste)"

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M. de Sternac dans son imitation de Mme Sada Yacco ( 32 )
Performer : Fernand de Sternac
Photographer : Le Ray, Montoire
Printer/Publisher : Imprimeries Reunies
City : Nancy
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto (Se renseigner à la poste)"

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[No Caption] ( 35 )
Performer : Monte Verdi
Photographer : Mce Boisdon
City : Paris
Incsription : A Henri et / Gaston / delicat / souvenir / Monte Verdi
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Photographs by Maurice Boisdon, who specialized in theatrical and circus performers, cityscapes and landscapes.

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[No Caption] ( 36 )
Performer : Monte Verdi
Photographer : Mce Boisdon
City : Paris
Incsription : Du 18e au 20e Siecle
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Female Impersonator

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Louis Vernassier, l'homme protee musical dans son Travesti-dame ( 37 )
Performer : Louis Vernassier
Photographer : Reutlinger
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Undivided verso imprinted "Ce cote est exclusivement reserve à l'adresse"

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Louis Vernassier, l'homme protee musical excentrique dans son travesti-dame jouant : violon, manodline, mandole, violoncelle, piano, contrabasso, guitare, xylophone, grelots, saxophone, harpe, cuivres, etc. & tous instrument excentriques ( 38 )
Performer : Louis Vernassier
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto (Se renseigner à la poste)"

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Louis Vernassier protee musical excentrique dans son travesti-dame ( 39 )
Performer : Louis Vernassier

Incsription : Written in black ink: Mes remerciements. Black rubber-stamp impression of signature: Vernassier L.
Medium : Black and white offset
Impersonator : Female Impersonator
Notes : Paired portaits of Vernassier in men's clothing and in costume as grand dame. Divided verso. Rubber stamp on verso: "Collection J F M"

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[La Grammaire] ( 40 )
Performer : [Unidentified]
Printer/Publisher : Ed. Lasseron
City : Melun
Incsription : Written in pencil on verso: "La Grammaire"de Sabiche joue par les anciennes eleves de l'E P.S.
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Five young women in early 19th-century costume (three dressed as men) standing in a courtyard. Divided verso. Pink rubber-stamp impression on verso giving name and city of publisher. On verso: Logo of a bridled horse head framed in a horse­shoe.

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[Cricket on the Hearth] ( 41 )
Performer : [Unidentified]
Printer/Publisher : Ed. Lasseron
City : Melun
Incsription : Written in pencil on verso: Names of performers and the roles they are representing.
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Seven performers with both male and female cross-dressing standing on a lawn in front of a painted backdrop representing a bower. Based on the indication of the roles noted on the verso, the actors are appearing in a play based on the Charles Dickens novella The Cricket on the Hearth. Divided verso. On verso: Logo of a bridled horse head framed in a horse­shoe. Pale blue rubber-stamp impression on verso giving name and city of publisher.