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Painted Ladies (Vintage Postcards)
by Nick Hedges
Publisher's Description
In the early 20th century the picture postcard provided an immediate and direct form of cheap communication – rather like text messaging today. Made by anonymous photographers and hand-coloured by thousands of unknown women working in their studios, hand-tinted cards became one of the most popular of art forms. This extraordinary collection encompasses cards from throughout the world including Africa and the Middle East, many raising issues of colonialism, and exoticism, but many also just celebrating everyday relationships, friendship and family.

‘Painted Ladies’ provides a colourful and fascinating insight into the fashion, culture and interests of the early twentieth century.
ISBN: 1904587186
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing
Hardcover : 160 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches
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