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15 100-Year-Old Photos That Prove Beauty is Timeless

Vintage post cards and erotica from the turn of the century.

15 100-Year-Old Photos That Prove Beauty is Timeless
Luzon Woman c. 1909 | Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man.

A vintage post-card collector on Flickr who goes by the username Post Man has kindly allowed GOOD to share his wonderful collection of vintage postcards and erotica from the turn of the century.

This album is full of exquisite photographs of women from around the world dressed in beautiful clothing in exotic settings. In an era well before the internet, these photographs would be one of the only ways you could could see how people in other countries looked and dressed.


Take a look at PostMan’s gallery of over 90 vintage postcards on Flickr.

Vintage erotica c. 1920
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Vintage erotica c. 1920
Japanese woman c. 1913
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Japanese woman c. 1913
Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden an American stage actress c. 1895
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden an American stage actress c. 1895
Cambodian girl c. 1906
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Cambodian girl c. 1906
Vintage erotica c. 1913
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Vintage erotica c. 1913
Beduinin woman c. 1919
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Beduinin woman c. 1919
Japanese woman c. 1920
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Japanese woman c. 1920
Gypsy girl with Mandolin c. 1911
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Gypsy girl with Mandolin c. 1911
Luzon Woman c. 1909
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Luzon Woman c. 1909
Nepalese lady c. 1905
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Nepalese lady c. 1905
Vietnamese woman c. 1908
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Vietnamese woman c. 1908
Vintage erotica c.1919
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Vintage erotica c.1919
Actress Anna May Wong c. 1927
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Actress Anna May Wong c. 1927
English actress Lily Elsie c. 1909
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | English actress Lily Elsie c. 1909
Two women from Bou-Saâda c. 1911
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Post Man. | Two women from Bou-Saâda c. 1911


Article originally appeared on 09.19.17

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