Contrasting with the hard, cold sink is this soft sepia portrait of a nude woman -- a topic almost never seen on a RPPC except as a mass-produced product. This, however, is a private image, printed with a Velox postcard back but never mailed. It's likely that the photographer printed it himself on postcard stock rather than sending it off to Kodak to have it developed. It's erotic yet demure, and has a wonderful "Old Master" quality. The chains around her neck add an elegant touch.
One important difference between snapshots and RPPCs would even seem to work in our favor as collectors. An RPPC represents a second pass at a picture or pictures already taken. So it allowed for a certain amount of second-order darkroom fiddling, which may or may not have been professional or particularly thoughtful: an RPPC can include an extra layer of ingeniousness, crudity, or total inscrutability. This composite image seems to have been assembled from three separate snapshots. The intended effect is very difficult to guess.
I've always found wax mannequin heads to be compelling objects. So when I saw these postcards, my eyes must have bugged out.
I hope you like him.