Wings and Flowers

April 4th, 2006 by Susannah

Fairy Girls

Featured Gem 5
Real Photo Postcard

‘Wings and Flowers’

Date: Unspecified
People pictured: Unidentified
Postcard Back: Foyle’s Photo Card — Studios, Liebig St Warnambool (unused)

Notes: I was beside myself with excitement when I spotted this treasure in a cabinet at my local antique store. Usually photographs of girls dressed up with fairy wings are beyond my budget, but here this one sat waiting, in a pile of old postcards priced for a song. I couldn’t wait to get it out of there for fear they’d say they’d made a mistake! There were many images of fairy girls reproduced in the masses early last century, but this one appears to be a personal portrait, not reproduced for sale, which makes it even more special.

PC BackI do also appreciate the backs of old postcards and this one is nice and decorative. I collect a lot of cards just for their typographic design. Other times it is for the postmark or the handwritten message, another dying art in today’s electronic world. Call me crazy but I also find the foxing of paper visually appealing and a great texture to add to my digital collage work.

Unfortunately I don’t have any information about the girls. I wonder if they are sisters? Most likely I am guessing. I love the flowers and ringlets…but the wings are the best bit!

2 Responses to “Wings and Flowers”

  1. Dolly
    March 19th, 2007 05:04

    What a wonderful find!
    I looooove angel/fairy and lil girl postcards and pictures!
    I’d love to have a copy to frame for my new granddaughters bedroom!
    If you would be so kind as to email me a copy I would truely be in your debts forever! 🙂
    Hugz and Blessings, Dolly

  2. Ramona Lee
    September 23rd, 2008 15:29


    I would like to purchase a copy of your fairy postcard.


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