Early 20th-century Photo-Postcards

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Cropped photo-postcard (looks like it was once glued into an album and was removed with some difficulty). I can’t identify the car model (help would be much appreciated here), but it is a convertible, so I get the feeling it must have been rather expensive. I can also read ‘CABLE * 820 * 120’ written on the front tyre if I zoom in; I assume that’s to do with the size/type of tyres. I love how two of the women are wearing goggles/ headgear, and the whole group’s ‘I’m-trying-really-hard-to-be-chic’ get-up gives off a mafia vibe, but maybe I’m just being romantic. 🙂

 

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I think this is the same lady as the second woman in the photo above. I admit, I bought this because she looks very funny, posing mightily with a book she doesn’t appear to have any interest in. The large crucifix necklace makes me think of a not-particularly-virtuous matron who likes to invest more in expensive, obnoxious symbols of faith than in acts of charity.

Found these two lovely photo-postcards at a flea market in Italy. Judging from the clothing style and  the automobile, I’d date them to the early 20th century, possibly the 1920s, but please do correct me if I’m wrong. They were displayed together with other photo-postcards in which various people from the group photo also appeared, so they must have once been part of someone’s family collection. I only bought these two, as they were the most striking.

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