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I came across an unusual (for me) old vintage postcard of a dressed grasshopper being kicked by a lady’s legs.  It wasn’t the unusual  image of the grasshopper that caught my eye, but the adornment on the lady’s legs. 

It looks like the lady is wearing embroidered stockings.  I did some research on Victorian clothing and found out embroidery on lady’s stockings wasn’t unusual.  I am wondering how the stockings stood up against wear and tear.  Did they run just as easily as today’s nylons?  Shame if they did as this piece of Victorian clothing is really quite beautiful. 

Funny how it is sometimes the small detail on a postcard that catches a collector’s eye. 

1911 Vintage Postcard Copyrighted by L.H.

You can find more unusual fantasy postcards in my store, Remember When Vintage Postcards.

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