Sunday, January 30, 2011

Madge Incarnadined

Miss Madge Lessing--stage and film star in Germany and Britain pre-1914 . Marvelous bloodcurdling hand-coloring on this card.

For more excitement, see very odd website entitled 'For The Love of Opera Gloves,' There you will find at least 50 photos--an entire gallery--devoted to pictures of Lessing wearing the fetish-items in question. So is this card, an image of a bare-armed Madge, a rarity? Further research obviously required. Yet gloves or no gloves, in every picture I've ever seen of her, Lessing has the same simpering, infantile look you see here.

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