|French postcards from Kirchner's 1899 "Clover" series. Notice the valentine hearts |
floating in amongst the St. Patrick's Day clover. His early work was pretty tame stuff.
|Girls with Flowers (series), 1902, Raphael Kirchner--how sweet.|
|1913, Alluring, but tame compared|
to later issues during the war.
|They Mayflies series, 1904|
|The Girl Cyclist series, 1899|
|From brown to blond was not an ad|
for hair dye. I wonder how many
postcards you got for twelve francs.
|Kirchner's "Geisha" series, ca. 1905-10|
|Sweet Smoke, 1913,|
Raphael Kirchner. Most from this
period were somewhat nakeder.
|By the time the war broke out, Kirchner's girls weren't so demure. For some reason, he considered smoking to be sexy. It's a habit shared by many of his madamoiselles.|
|Flo Ziegfeld liked Kirchner's work.|
|By WW II, Alberto Vargas, under the influence of Raphael Kirchner, was keeping our servicemen all over the world "happy."|