Forty years before Bettie Page became a pinup icon, another beauty was equally celebrated in Europe.
Her name was Fernande. While Bettie adorned the pages of meny magazines, Fernande's medium was erotic postcards, which were all the rage at the time. Little is known about the lovely Fernande, not even her last name. Though she is largely forgotten today, her postcards are still collected worldwide by an ardent, albeit small, following. She was a favorite model for Jean Agélou
Around 1912, Miss Fernande also appeared in a few issues of an art magazine for students named L'Etude Academique. The magazine featured some very beautiful pictures of Miss Fernande and many are the same poses as in the nude postcards.
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