Snail's Postcard Post

14 for the 14th

img_5049(Image by zinester Ben Snakepit.)img_5052img_5055img_5054img_8025

Couple d’amoureux dans un petit café, quartier Italie
(Lovers in a small cafe, Italian quarter)

Paris, c. 1932. Photograph by Brassaï 

Born Gyula Halász in Brasso, Transylvania, Brassaï took his professional name from his hometown when he started working in Paris. While many photographers of the 1930’s turned the medium’s realism on the harsh realities of life, Brassaï was a romantic, devoted to charming, artfully constructed scenes like this one, where the lovers’ individual reflections appear behind each other. img_50511942, photographer unknownIMG_9260

If you’re a longtime fan of Snail’s Postcard Post, you know all about Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys. But if not, do drop into Janet’s parlor www.janetklein.comimg_5058This book cover is brilliant. It brings out what perhaps was always there in this 1927 Chesterfield cigarette ad:

(Published in Taschen’s ‘All-American Ads of the 20s’, Ed. Jim Heimann)img_8863You don’t know about Advanced Style? Well, put on your boa and take a look already!img_5060img_8242View of St. Peter’s Basilica and Ponte Sant’Angelo from the Tiber River in Romeimg_4202img_8421img_8026c. 1910, photographer unknown


Be my valentine and send me a postcard!

Allison Strauss
3370 Glendale Blvd. Box 613
Los Angeles, CA 90039

If you include your return address, I’ll send you one back!


This entry was published on February 14, 2015 at 9:24 am. It’s filed under Dance, Europe, Series and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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