These are four extremely rare postcards of women dressed in bathing suits with a message, Greetings From Coney Island. I think they were printed circa 1923. I believe they are real photo postcards and I don't believe they were actually photographed in Coney Island, but I'm not sure. These were in my grandmother's photo album, and have been well preserved. The front reads Fotocelere which was the photo studio where they were printed.I do know the postcard company was based in Torino, Italy, and I have a bit of background information on them. Fotocelere (Compagnia Fotocelere) was a photography studio and graphic art and silver bromide photograph printing company in Turin, Italy, founded in 1908 by Mariano De Sperati (Desperati) at via Madama Cristina, 26. He also founded a similar company in Turin, L'Argentografica. In 1910, De Sperati went into partnership with Angelo Campassi at via Marocchetti, 4 to produce commercial photographic art and silver bromide postcards, which between 1917 and 1942 were published under the name Fotocelere di A. Campassi, when Campassi was sole owner of the company. In 1917, after returning from fighting in the First World War, De Sperati revived the L'Argentografica business and began to print postcards. Campassi published real photograph postcards in a wide range of genres, especially views of Italian cities, which were taken by a number of photographers. The postcards have not been written on, and the paint appears vibrant.
There are some condition issues. It looks like a few are a bit dirty I have not tried to clean them up as I did not want to ruin or damage any of the paint.There is a crease here and there some light scratches on one. I can't explain every little detail and flaw so please look at all of the pictures, they are part of the description.
Please message me if you have any questions. The item "FOUR ANTIQUE HAND COLORED RPPC BATHING WOMEN CONEY ISLAND NY POSTCARDS RARE" is in sale since Sunday, May 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards\Real Photo".The seller is "bryanscabinet" and is located in Centerport, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.