This French postcard features an Edwardian boy holding a huge number 13 inside a medallion. The text at the top offers "good luck that exceeds all your hopes. Nothing but happiness you can see!" The card is written on but not dated or franked. The divided back tells us it is post 1904 and likely no older than 1914 or 1919. For its age, it is in overall fine condition. Foxing spots verso. Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
It is interesting to see how societies and cultures change their view of what is and what is not lucky. The French in particular also viewed black cats as very lucky at the turn of the century! The swastika was also originally a symbol of good luck. Oh, the things we learn from postcards!
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