Jose Alemany: untitled (Provincetown clouds)
Real photo postcard; printed on a postcard back; photographer's stamp verso.
Alemany was a Pittsburgh salon photographer with connections to the Spanish leftists in the 1930s. He photographed many key artists of the day, although his own salon images were often surrealistic and experimental, many made during his summers spent in Provincetown, MA.
Real photo postcards were first popular in the early decades of the 20th century, and are still made today. Not to be confused with mass produced, lithographed postcards, these are actual photographs with postcard markings printed on the back of the photographic paper. The value of a photograph is not to be diminished merely because it is printed on a postcard back. As an example, vintage real photo cards made by Andre Kertesz in the 1930s now sell for tens of thousands of dollars each.
Keywords: sky; sunset