Miss Fernande

Fernande was the favorite model of Jean Agélou. He photographs her for several years. The first photos of her appear in L’Étude Académique in July 1910 and the last known photos are from 1913. Little is known about her life either. She is presumably his lover and probably works as a prostitute. A found postcard with her image contains the text “My photo in 1912, Fernande”. She probably uses the cards as a business card. Fernande is arguably the first pin-up in history and her photos are still much loved by collectors.

Miss Fernande
8,5x17cm paper card stereoview published by Éditions S.T.L.
Miss Fernande
8,5x17cm paper card stereoview published by Éditions S.T.L.
Miss Fernande
8,5x17cm paper card stereoview published by Éditions S.T.L.

References

  1. Jean Agélou, de l’académisme à la photographie de charme, C. Bourdon, 2006