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Vintage original 3.5 x 5.25 in. German postcard depicting the German silent film actress MARY KID.


She is depicted in a close publicity shot wearing a stylish fur-trimmed cape over a white dress while posing in front of a black background. This postcard was signed in black ink by Mary Kid in, we believe, 1926 (see "Provenance" below), the year in which she appeared in 4 silent films in Germany. Printed by the renowned Ross-Verlag company of Berlin, it is unused in very fine+ condition.
Provenance: We purchased a collection of two albums of vintage original German postcards from a rare book dealer at an antiquarian book fair in Pasadena, California. Approximately half of the postcards were signed by the respective personalities and the ones that were dated by the actors are all dated "1926." We were informed by the dealer that these photographs came from a film collector in Germany who acquired the postcards at the time they were issued and then had them signed by the respective actors when he met them in person. 


*"Mary Kid (1901–1988) was a German actress who appeared in more than forty films during the Weimar Republic, but her career came to an end in the early sound era."
*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Mary Kid was born on August 8, 1901 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Wenn du noch eine Mutter hast (1924), Wir sind vom K. u. K. Infanterie-Regiment (1926) and A Modern Magdalene (1925). She died on October 29, 1988 in Hamburg, Germany."
*(source: IMDb)


Ross-Verlag in Berlin was a German publishing house specialized in photographs and photo postcards of artists. The owner of the company was Heinrich Ross (b. 10 August 1870; d. after 1954 as emigrant in the USA).



MARY KID (1926) German Ross-Verlag Postcard Signed By Mary Kid

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