"Je crois en vous!" (I believe in you!) Marked 541 on the lower left corner and JK in a a cupid's arrow on the lower right corner. 'Je crois en vous' is in black flourishing cursive writing along the bottom. This Edwardian French postcard shows a sweet lady gazing directly at you from in front of a wreathe of large dogwood-type pink flowers.
This is a real photo postcard that has been color tinted by hand. The sweet coquette with rosy cheeks has an elaborate up-do for her curly chestnut-colored hair-style. With her sweet smile and confident demeanor, she stands proudly in a full-length soft ecru colored loosely-flowing gown. Her blouse is made of ecru and robin's egg blue lace with puffy sleeves. The coy mademoiselle is showcasing a wreath and background of giant dogwood-style posies with her right hand.
Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. The glossy surface on the front shows some creases and gentle age. There is a 10 franc red Republique Francaise 10 franc stamp. The cancellation is unclear but looks to be 1909. The reverse side has two unused but somewhat discolored message panels.
Please remember that these Edwardian hand tinted French postcards are over 110 years old. Kindly look carefully at all of the photos which have been photographed on white background under bright studio lights to allow you to see the detail.