Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Old postcards are so cool to collect! Luxury retro-divas, wonderful hats, shameless attires … Most of the items can’t be imagined on modern postcards, some of them have even become a taboo. This smoking girl, for example: it used to be cute, now it is outrageous.

“Morphine Addicts”, Paris

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Simone, “Anatomy of a heart”. Can you imagine this one to receive from your friend? A thoughtful anatomist is scrutinizing a heart of a young lady in his pince-nez.

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

By the way, there’s a love letter on the back… It has such words somewhere in the middle: “…the letters are of mixed type  – protreptic and lyric. Is this my fault that you are so silly? I miss you so damn much, and weird enough – I want badly to see you. It is annoying me, it makes me mad.” And more: “I like to be free, when my heart is free etc., and a little bear thrusted its claws in my heart, i don’t want that. Impudent you! Don’t you see? I hate you for this .. and love you”.

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

And this one, that does not seem less weird can be a reply of a ” little bear”. “Madness”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

And so they have two “layers of correspondence” – in words and in pictures. Other “Anatomists”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Before an operation”.

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Less sophisticated ones: “Engaged”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Divorced”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Waiting for your caress”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Got spliced against their will”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Engaged”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Some weird ones: “Drama of life”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Some rhymes of Nikolay Gumilyov on the back …

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Such images are not used for modern postcards …

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Rats catching”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Red riding hood”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Far-sighted widow” – “Should I put on black garters just in case?”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

And finally these stunning weird zombies. What can this be about? In the 60s there was such a film: “Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies”, this one could be its billboard …

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

It’s cool when postcards are signed. “Coquetry”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

It says something like this: “To a divine Vera – Violet i’m sending this card. I find much likeness here with you and hope you won’t deny. I often imagine you to sit like this in the morning at a dressing table and violets smell sweet over you. Now i understand how powerful you are and can say straight: the only thing I see is your nice image but soon I’ll see you. The coquetry is the only thing about you, but I love you”.    “

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry


Dear Lyolya!
Come to our place for cherris, they are so cheap now, one pail is for 15. When you come, we’ll make much jam. Write me when you decide to come, cherries are cheap, obeisance. Love, Marusya”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

And when Lyolya read she saw this on the other side. “These ladies probably don’t know what cherry jam is”  – and Lyolya became so sad ..

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry


“My darling! Alas, my prosperity is over. I don’t know what waits for me in the future and how I will further live. The fact is that the lawyer decided to cut my expenditures and I lost my job. So, please, don’t count on help in March.”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

“Mushroom”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

On the back: “Now i will”

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

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Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry

15 thoughts on “Anatomy of a Heart, Drama of Life and Cherry”

  1. Weird that all the people on the dissection tables are all attractive women.

    Subliminal message or something??

  2. Well, I guess that’s the utility of comments, we can enrich the content of the entry in a way the original author couldn’t or wouldn’t do.

    Nice appreciation of the infidelity card, by the way..

    cheers

  3. Well yes, and yes. It is also to be noted that these postal cards were very racy in these times, the post-Victorian era. It is true what waffen says, that “weird,” is only weird because it is different or ahead of its time, or “cutting edge.” It is necessary to put this into the context of its historical era in order to understand anything about it in today’s terms.

  4. Who painted second postcard picture? Very nice picture. Something is written in lower right corner of the postcard, something like Mationin?

  5. I like the modern look of the ho.moseksuel guys on ‘Engaged’ and ‘Divorced’. I thought g.ays were not tolerated in those days, yet here I see them on postcards!!

    • Numerous studies have proven that those who are obsessed with homosexuals typically are hiding their own homosexual desires.

  6. I retributive don´t see movies evolving, For me it´s equal the old movies, without the complete application thing were some outgo. They had form.

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