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Series II. Galant Scenes of a Cross-dressed Woman Wooing another Woman [series]:
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Les Soeurs Mante de l'Opera ( 26 )
Performer : Suzanne & Blanche Mante
Photographer : [B]oyer
City : Paris
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Suzanne and Blanche Mante, lead dancers for the Opera de Paris, enact a variation of an 18th-century galant scene with one dressed as a woman swooning onto the chest of the other dressed as a man. Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto. Se renseigner à la poste". Printed on verso: Two five-point stars followed by Serie No 958. Hand-coloring includes gold highlights.

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La Matchiche ( 33, 34 )
Performer : Fanny & Alice de Tender
Photographer : Stebbing
Printer/Publisher : F.K. [probably Freres Kunzli]
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Set of two postcards portraying the De Tender sisters, both music-hall performers. Alice de Tender appeared at the Folies-Bergere, the Eldorado and the Moulin Rouge; she also appeared in silent films, including the feature La Veuve Joyeuse (1913) and a number of shorts. "La Matchiche"was a popular song debuted in a music-hall show in 1902; the painter Kees van Dongen borrowed the title for a 1904 oil representing dancers at the bal populaire Le Moulin de la Galette (collection of the Musee d'Art Moderne de Troyes). Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto (Se renseigner à la poste)"Series number indicated on recto: 405.

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Estudiantina ( 42-44 )
Photographer : Stebbing
City : Paris
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Series of three postcards. The title may refer to a waltz made popular by an 1883 arrangement by Emile Waldteufel. Further research might therefore identify these images as relating to a theatrical production. Divided verso; notice printed full width indicating "Tous les pays etrangers n'acceptent pas la correspondance au recto. Se renseigner à la Poste". Printed on verso: One five-point star followed by Serie N. 785. Hand-coloring includes gold highlights.

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Amours Champêtres ( 45 )
Photographer : Walery
City : Paris
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male 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". Printed on verso: Two five-point stars followed by Serie N. 663. Hand-coloring includes gold highlights.

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On ne passe pas ( 46 )
Printer/Publisher : Kunzli Freres Editeurs
City : Paris
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Undivided verso

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Je suis epris de toi ( 47 )
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Divided verso

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Les Cerises ( 48-57 )
Printer/Publisher : K.F. Editeurs (Kunzli Freres)
City : Paris
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Set of 10 cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. "Male"climbs ladder to pick cherries, offers to female, tries to kiss her. Undivided verso (address only).

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Ma belle Marquise ( 58, 59 )
Printer/Publisher : Monogram SIP in a circle.
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Set of 2 cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. "Male"aristocrat woos and kisses a marquise in a studio-set salon. Divided verso; stamp and postmark on recto. Series no. 1549.

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[Untitled] ( 60-63 )
Printer/Publisher : Monogram ABN inside a half-sunburst.
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Set of 4 cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. "Male"aristocrat woos a female aristocrat in a studio-set salon. No imprinted captions. Divided verso. Series no. 525.

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Idylle à Trianon ( 64-66 )
Photographer : H. Manuel
City : Paris
Incsription : Dated 2/6/03 in purple ink on lower margin
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Set of 3 cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. "Male"officer invites a female aristocrat to dance in a studio-set salon. Numbered VII, VIII and XI; each card has two to three lines of dialogue on the verso. Undivided verso. Small green glue spot on verso of each card (recto unaffected).

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Amourette Louis XV ( 67, 68 )
Printer/Publisher : S.I.P.
Medium : Black and white real photo
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Set of 2 cards with photo narrative of an 18th-century seduction scene. "Male"aristocrat woos a female aristocrat in a studio-set formal garden. Blank verso with manuscript address; stamp and postmark on corner of recto.

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[Fanluchette et Godichon] ( 69-78 )
Photographer : Walery
Printer/Publisher : [Piprot]
City : Paris
Medium : RPT
Impersonator : Male Impersonator
Notes : Full set of 10 cards with photo narrative of an early 19th-century seduction scene. "Male"soldier wearing a shako declares his love to a country girl in a studio setting with a backdrop painting of a forest clearing. Postcards numbered 1 - 10, each with a one- to two-sentence narrative. Mounted in a trifold cardstock holder imprinted with an art nouveau foliage pattern (cards remo­va­ble - held in corner slots). Undivided verso. Listed in "Bibliographie de la France: Gravures, Lithogra­phies, Photographies,"Journal general de l'imprimerie et de la librairie, vol. 93 (1904): page 13.