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    Posted 4 years ago

    endeeringl…
    (40 items)

    found on ebay. the auction photo did not have a high enough resolution for me to see the bottom text that appears on the photograph, so it was an interesting surprise.

    i know "circassian" beauties were common in circuses and sideshows and usually portrayed with wild masses of hair which attempted to idealize the actual Circassian women of Caucasus. this CDV, however, seems to portray perhaps an actual Circassian woman. can anyone confirm or give more info?

    (these images are NOT for use or re-posting anywhere unless permission by me is granted)

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I don't know how it could be confirmed. I did find this interesting article:

      http://mirrorofrace.org/circassian/
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Is that a hookah ?
    3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      lol bb2 only you would notice that :-)
    4. endeeringlyvintage endeeringlyvintage, 4 years ago
      Ahah yes, I believe that is a hookah. And thanks for the article efesgirl! I'll go check it out
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      That is a terrific photo, sold to the masses I suppose--but how many still exist!! Probably just a few. Lucky you.
    6. endeeringlyvintage endeeringlyvintage, 4 years ago
      thanks postcardcollector!

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