Recently I started collecting real photo postcards from the early 1900s. But not just any postcards — romantic postcards that feature women, horses and occasionally men.
In these cards, the women are dressed in beautiful gowns, often holding flowers or a fancy hat — which may be hand tinted to add some color.
They have faraway looks in their eyes. The horse adds an element of luxury, an indication of class and wealth. But it all boils down to the fact that women have always loved horses.
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I’ve seen some photo portraits in the saddle seat breeds in which female owners pose in flowing gowns with their beloved horses.
a friend of mine just bought a framed print of this woman with the 2 horses—except the dress is a very very light pink…she would like to know more about the photograph or the woman or horses if anyone has any info on it.
I have it as an original postcard from the early 1900s. I’d have to dig it out from my collection to see if it has a postmark. Most of these real photo cards don’t have any additional information on them. They were taken as studio shots.