This French postcard, an advertisement for Remington typewriters at the Paris Expo in 1900, was actually mailed within Honfleur, France (a most charming port town on the English Channel). The French ad on the left -- "Machine a ecrire" (machine to write) -- and a sweet note in English on the right. "I wished to write long ago but I seem to get no time for anything." Some things never change:) I've included a scan to show all the nit-picky blemishes as well as a photo to give you an idea of what the card looks like holding it in hand. The bottom left corner is creased and on the back, there's a thumbnail-shaped wrinkle on the "hotel" line, but fortunately that doesn't come through to the front. Overall, a historical gem for the typewriter collector! Most antique postcards are 5.5 by 3.5. I find it noteworthy that this card is oversized; it measures 5.75 and 3.75 inches. Perhaps because it's an advertising card??
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