G. Herve, Circa 1910s Salon de Paris Postcard by Lapina of Paris, France


This vintage postcard has the name and stamp of Salon de Paris on the back as well as the publisher, Lapina. This unused postcard is in good condition with slight wear.

Thank you to http://www.metropostcard.com/publisherss1.html for the following: While the Solon’s [sic] roots date back to 1648 it only later became the official exhibitor of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Their yearly exhibitions were the most prestigious in Europe for many years. The Société des Artistes Francais took over the Salon in 1881 after it lost government sponsorship. By 1890 schisms began to siphon of members and it began loosing its prominence. They were an early publisher of tricolor postcards depicting art work from their shows. While postcards containing nudes was still considered provocative in the United States, the same images were looking conservative in the face of Europe’s avant-garde.

Additionally, the site reports that the publisher I. Lapina & Co of Paris, France existed between 1914 and 1927 and the Salon de Paris was in its prominence between 1748 and 1890 so I'm dating this postcard as being from the WWI era. Also, even though the Art Deco era was yet to being (1925), the woman on the card has the style of a flapper from that time period.

Thank you for looking.


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