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Beautiful Period Collection

The beautiful period, also known as the Belle Époque, was a time of elegance and sophistication that captivated the world

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas)

Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas)
CUL4929406 Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas) by Moreau, Henri (1869-1943); Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tournai, Belgium; (add.info.: MOREAU, Henri (1869-1943). Ball at La Monnaie. 1912

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Meditation A pensive young woman dressed in fashion Belle Epoque

Meditation A pensive young woman dressed in fashion Belle Epoque
JLJ4604051 Meditation A pensive young woman dressed in fashion Belle Epoque. Painting by Jean Beraud (1849-1935) 1894 Sun

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: France, Pays de la Loire, Vendee (85), Les Sables d'Olonne (Sables-d'Olonne)

France, Pays de la Loire, Vendee (85), Les Sables d'Olonne (Sables-d'Olonne)
LUX4723735 France, Pays de la Loire, Vendee (85), Les Sables d'Olonne (Sables-d'Olonne): Beach players walk tourists on the beach, 1900; (add.info.: France, Pays de la Loire, Vendee (85)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: France, Ile-de-France, Paris (75): July 7, 1900, longchamp racecourse, car

France, Ile-de-France, Paris (75): July 7, 1900, longchamp racecourse, car
LUX4784624 France, Ile-de-France, Paris (75): July 7, 1900, longchamp racecourse, car and bicycle festival of dramatic artists - Presentation of the participants in the cycling race

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Birthday greeting postcard: little girl giving kisses

Birthday greeting postcard: little girl giving kisses
LET4395486 Birthday greeting postcard: little girl giving kisses. by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: Birthday greeting postcard: little girl giving kisses.); Photo © Archives Toutain

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or First April): Young girl with fish ' I hope to be understood well

Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or First April): Young girl with fish " I hope to be understood well by showing you
LET4395453 Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or First April): Young girl with fish " I hope to be understood well by showing you my beautiful catch". Beginning of the 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard of 1st April (01/04 or 1st April): Young girl in a fisherman with a fish bowl and basket

Postcard of 1st April (01/04 or 1st April): Young girl in a fisherman with a fish bowl and basket
LET4395452 Postcard of 1st April (01/04 or 1st April): Young girl in a fisherman with a fish bowl and basket. Beginning of the 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or 1st April): Two young girls with basket

Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or 1st April): Two young girls with basket and sign "Pour mieux souvenir"
LET4395447 Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or 1st April): Two young girls with basket and sign "Pour mieux souvenir". Beginning of the 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or First April): A little girl smiling with a fish on shells

Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or First April): A little girl smiling with a fish on shells
LET4395428 Postcard of April 1st (01/04 or First April): A little girl smiling with a fish on shells. Beginning of the 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: A girl cares for a sick dog

A girl cares for a sick dog
LET4395372 A girl cares for a sick dog. by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: A girl cares for a sick dog.); Photo © Archives Toutain

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard, New Year's Greetings ' Happy New Year': portrait of a girl with a Christmas tree

Postcard, New Year's Greetings " Happy New Year": portrait of a girl with a Christmas tree
LET4395691 Postcard, New Year's Greetings " Happy New Year": portrait of a girl with a Christmas tree. The beginning of the 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard 'Happy and Happy Year': girl with bouquet of flowers

Postcard "Happy and Happy Year": girl with bouquet of flowers
LET4395676 Postcard "Happy and Happy Year": girl with bouquet of flowers. by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: Postcard "Happy and Happy Year")

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard 'Happy Fete': two girls near the flowers

Postcard "Happy Fete": two girls near the flowers
LET4395668 Postcard "Happy Fete": two girls near the flowers. by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: Postcard "Happy Fete")

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard ' Tender souvenir': girl with flowers on the back of chairs

Postcard " Tender souvenir": girl with flowers on the back of chairs. The beginning of the 20th century
LET4395652 Postcard " Tender souvenir": girl with flowers on the back of chairs. The beginning of the 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard 'With these flowers my most graceful smile'

Postcard "With these flowers my most graceful smile"
LET4395648 Postcard "With these flowers my most graceful smile". by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: Postcard "With these flowers my most graceful smile")

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard ' Receive these flowers from a sincere girlfriend': girl with a bouquet of flowers

Postcard " Receive these flowers from a sincere girlfriend": girl with a bouquet of flowers
LET4395644 Postcard " Receive these flowers from a sincere girlfriend": girl with a bouquet of flowers. Early 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard, Christmas greeting: child pulling a sleigh with his sister and mother

Postcard, Christmas greeting: child pulling a sleigh with his sister and mother. The beginning of the 20th century
LET4395610 Postcard, Christmas greeting: child pulling a sleigh with his sister and mother. The beginning of the 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard 'Little Mother' of a girl holding a doll in her arms. Early 20th century

Postcard "Little Mother" of a girl holding a doll in her arms. Early 20th century
LET4395574 Postcard "Little Mother" of a girl holding a doll in her arms. Early 20th century. by French School, (20th century); (add.info)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Postcard of a little girl sitting on a dog ' I would like to change her ears into wings

Postcard of a little girl sitting on a dog " I would like to change her ears into wings
LET4395557 Postcard of a little girl sitting on a dog " I would like to change her ears into wings, so I can give you earlier news ". The beginning of the 20th century

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Belle epoque: portrait of young elegante a large hat, 1905 - Photography

Belle epoque: portrait of young elegante a large hat, 1905 - Photography
JAB5037339 Belle epoque: portrait of young elegante a large hat, 1905 - Photography; (add.info.: Belle epoque: portrait of young elegante a large hat, 1905 - Photography); Photo ©Jaime Abecasis

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: A french tourist visiting Annam French protectorate, French Indochina (Vietnam)

A french tourist visiting Annam French protectorate, French Indochina (Vietnam). 19th century (chromolithograph)
ELD4844246 A french tourist visiting Annam French protectorate, French Indochina (Vietnam). 19th century (chromolithograph); Private Collection; Photo © The Holbarn Archive

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Couple of hikers in the Grand Canyon, observing the panorama in the twin

Couple of hikers in the Grand Canyon, observing the panorama in the twin. Advertising on board the train California
NWI4962388 Couple of hikers in the Grand Canyon, observing the panorama in the twin. Advertising on board the train California Limited in Santa Fe (USA), 1908

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: The Japanese couch, representing the dancer Jane Avril (1868-1943)

The Japanese couch, representing the dancer Jane Avril (1868-1943) and the writer Edouard Dujardin (1861-1949)
JEB4858472 The Japanese couch, representing the dancer Jane Avril (1868-1943) and the writer Edouard Dujardin (1861-1949) watching the singer Yvette Guilbert (1867-1944)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: The English dancer May Milton - Poster by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (Toulouse-Lautrec) (1864-1901)

The English dancer May Milton - Poster by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (Toulouse-Lautrec) (1864-1901)
JEB4858444 The English dancer May Milton - Poster by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (Toulouse-Lautrec) (1864-1901), chromolithography (78x59 cm), 1895 - Musee de l'hospice Saint Roch

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Luxury tourism: Western tourists visiting Egypt, above the Citadel of Saladin

Luxury tourism: Western tourists visiting Egypt, above the Citadel of Saladin and the Tomb of the Mamluks in Cairo
ELD4844642 Luxury tourism: Western tourists visiting Egypt, above the Citadel of Saladin and the Tomb of the Mamluks in Cairo, below the sphinx and pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Luxury tourism: arrival of cruise passengers in Karachi (Karatchi), Pakistan

Luxury tourism: arrival of cruise passengers in Karachi (Karatchi), Pakistan. 19th century (chromolithograph)
ELD4844469 Luxury tourism: arrival of cruise passengers in Karachi (Karatchi), Pakistan. 19th century (chromolithograph); Private Collection; Photo © The Holbarn Archive

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Luxury tourism: boarding passengers on a cruise on the Austrian company Lloyd in the port of Suez

Luxury tourism: boarding passengers on a cruise on the Austrian company Lloyd in the port of Suez, Egypt
ELD4844317 Luxury tourism: boarding passengers on a cruise on the Austrian company Lloyd in the port of Suez, Egypt. End of the 19th century (chromolithograph)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: The promenade at the lighthouse, Royan, 1902 (b/w photo)

The promenade at the lighthouse, Royan, 1902 (b/w photo)
ELD4833695 The promenade at the lighthouse, Royan, 1902 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: The promenade at the lighthouse, two women from the bourgeoisie of Royan (Charente-Maritime)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Q: Letter Q vegetale - Young woman, elbow rests on a recipient

Q: Letter Q vegetale - Young woman, elbow rests on a recipient, two children - Art Nouveau Alphabet - Fashion 1904
DUV4221648 Q: Letter Q vegetale - Young woman, elbow rests on a recipient, two children - Art Nouveau Alphabet - Fashion 1904

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: V: Letter V vegetale - Young woman with a vegetable crown on her head, holding a vase on her head

V: Letter V vegetale - Young woman with a vegetable crown on her head, holding a vase on her head, two girls
DUV4221630 V: Letter V vegetale - Young woman with a vegetable crown on her head, holding a vase on her head, two girls, a rotunda in the background of the decor - Art Nouveau Alphabet - Fashion

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: P: Letter P vegetale - Woman holding flowered tooths, two girls standing in a tree

P: Letter P vegetale - Woman holding flowered tooths, two girls standing in a tree
DUV4221658 P: Letter P vegetale - Woman holding flowered tooths, two girls standing in a tree, young boy painter - Art Nouveau Alphabet - Fashion 1904

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Families walking on the cliffs of Le treport, Normandy, France Postcard 1911

Families walking on the cliffs of Le treport, Normandy, France Postcard 1911
ELD4951842 Families walking on the cliffs of Le treport, Normandy, France Postcard 1911; Private Collection; (add.info.: Families walking on the cliffs of Le treport, Normandy)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Naturalist Ernst Heinrich Haeckel

Naturalist Ernst Heinrich Haeckel
NWI4949758 Naturalist Ernst Heinrich Haeckel.; (add.info.: Naturalist Ernst Heinrich Haeckel.); Photo © North Wind Pictures

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Child imitating adults in bed. photograph around 1915

Child imitating adults in bed. photograph around 1915
IMB4940247 Child imitating adults in bed. photograph around 1915.; (add.info.: Child imitating adults in bed. photograph around 1915.); © Imagebroker

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Tunnel of a route of the Gorges de la Bourne in the Vercors, France, 1908 (b/w photo)

Tunnel of a route of the Gorges de la Bourne in the Vercors, France, 1908 (b/w photo)
ELD4939982 Tunnel of a route of the Gorges de la Bourne in the Vercors, France, 1908 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tunnel of a route of the Gorges de la Bourne in the Vercors)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Couple in love in bed. Photography around 1915

Couple in love in bed. Photography around 1915
IMB4939628 Couple in love in bed. Photography around 1915; (add.info.: Couple in love in bed. Photography around 1915); © Imagebroker

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: View of Broadstairs Bay, England Postcard 1905

View of Broadstairs Bay, England Postcard 1905
ELD4950588 View of Broadstairs Bay, England Postcard 1905; Private Collection; (add.info.: View of Broadstairs Bay, England Postcard 1905); Photo © The Holbarn Archive

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: General view of the port of Dieppe, Seine Maritime, Normandy Postcard ca. 1905

General view of the port of Dieppe, Seine Maritime, Normandy Postcard ca. 1905
ELD4950459 General view of the port of Dieppe, Seine Maritime, Normandy Postcard ca. 1905; Private Collection; (add.info.: General view of the port of Dieppe, Seine Maritime, Normandy Postcard ca)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Concert on the place du casino in Cannes, Alpes maritimes, Cote d'azur circa 1905 Postcard

Concert on the place du casino in Cannes, Alpes maritimes, Cote d'azur circa 1905 Postcard
ELD4950168 Concert on the place du casino in Cannes, Alpes maritimes, Cote d'azur circa 1905 Postcard; Private Collection; (add.info.: Concert on the place du casino in Cannes, Alpes maritimes)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Family on holiday on the Baltic Sea, posing in a swimsuit. The father is wearing a whole striped

Family on holiday on the Baltic Sea, posing in a swimsuit. The father is wearing a whole striped suit
IMB4930386 Family on holiday on the Baltic Sea, posing in a swimsuit. The father is wearing a whole striped suit. Around 1905 Historic photograph, family on holiday at the Baltic Sea

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: New Year's Greeting Card. A young boy in the snow with an umbrella

New Year's Greeting Card. A young boy in the snow with an umbrella, holding a letter in his hand (muffle)
IMB4916993 New Year's Greeting Card. A young boy in the snow with an umbrella, holding a letter in his hand (muffle). Photography around 1900; (add.info.: New Year's Greeting Card)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Portrait of Farm Girl 1902, Baviere, Germany

Portrait of Farm Girl 1902, Baviere, Germany
IMB4917401 Portrait of Farm Girl 1902, Baviere, Germany; (add.info.: Portrait of Farm Girl 1902, Baviere, Germany); Photo © BAO/Imagebroker

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Portrait of a young man wearing a hat, 1900, Germany

Portrait of a young man wearing a hat, 1900, Germany
IMB4917375 Portrait of a young man wearing a hat, 1900, Germany; (add.info.: Portrait of a young man wearing a hat, 1900, Germany); Photo © BAO/Imagebroker

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Class photography in the school yard in Germany, ca. 1902-1906

Class photography in the school yard in Germany, ca. 1902-1906
IMB4916911 Class photography in the school yard in Germany, ca. 1902-1906.; (add.info.: Class photography in the school yard in Germany, ca. 1902-1906.); Photo © BAO/Imagebroker

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Child dresses as a farmer with a rake

Child dresses as a farmer with a rake
IMB4917547 Child dresses as a farmer with a rake.; (add.info.: Child dresses as a farmer with a rake.); Photo © BAO/Imagebroker

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Photograph of a class at the primary school in Rodheim, Germany, circa 1900

Photograph of a class at the primary school in Rodheim, Germany, circa 1900
IMB4916844 Photograph of a class at the primary school in Rodheim, Germany, circa 1900.; (add.info.: Photograph of a class at the primary school in Rodheim, Germany)

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Portrait of an Elegant Woman in Rhenanie, Germany, 1895

Portrait of an Elegant Woman in Rhenanie, Germany, 1895
IMB4917354 Portrait of an Elegant Woman in Rhenanie, Germany, 1895; (add.info.: Portrait of an Elegant Woman in Rhenanie, Germany, 1895); Photo © BAO/Imagebroker

Background imageBeautiful Period Collection: Western tourists visiting shinto shrine of Nikko Tosho-gu, with the Yomei-mon gate, Japan

Western tourists visiting shinto shrine of Nikko Tosho-gu, with the Yomei-mon gate, Japan
ELD4846301 Western tourists visiting shinto shrine of Nikko Tosho-gu, with the Yomei-mon gate, Japan. Late 19th century (chromolithograph); Private Collection; Photo © The Holbarn Archive



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The beautiful period, also known as the Belle Époque, was a time of elegance and sophistication that captivated the world. It was an era filled with enchanting moments and remarkable individuals who left their mark on history. In 1913, under the starry night sky, people bid farewell to another memorable day in Farewell in the Night. The illustration captured the essence of this enchanting period, where every moment seemed like a work of art. One such extraordinary event took place at the Elysée Palace in Paris in 1902. A grand garden party was held in honor of Emile Loubet, the French statesman and president of the French Republic. The presence of distinguished guests added an air of prestige to this magnificent gathering. Frederic Mistral, a renowned French writer known for his Provencal expression, enjoyed many delightful moments with friends and his wife in 1905. Their camaraderie reflected the spirit of this beautiful period when intellectual discussions flourished amidst laughter and joy. The view from Pont Colbert showcased Dieppe's great bridge in all its glory during this time. This postcard from the early 20th century transported viewers back to an era where architectural marvels were admired by all who laid eyes upon them. Louis Bleriot's historic crossing over the English Channel marked a milestone achievement for aviation enthusiasts worldwide. In 1909, he landed safely alongside his wife in Calais after completing this daring feat that pushed boundaries during this remarkable period. A captivating photograph depicted three horsemen riding through a forest near Paris at dawn. The woman among them exuded confidence as she mounted her horse like an Amazon warrior embarking on an adventure fit for legends - truly capturing debut-20th-century photography at its finest. The Avenue de l'Opera stood as a testament to progress and modernity during these years between 1905-1910 approximately.