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Angel and Supplicant First Communion Souvenir 1917 Postcard
This French postcard from 1917 shows more wear than most cards I offer, but it is a rare beauty and distinctive. Similar in style to the bas relief sculptures of Italian artist Mastroianni, this postcard is a photo of a scene part sculpture, part gossamer fabric, illustrated backdrop, feathers and fake flowers. This mixed media assemblage comes together to create for us a touching scene of a supplicant looking up at a pink-winged angel in a blue flowing gown. French text at the bottom notes that this a souvenir of a first communion on the 27th of May in 1917 at the "eglise" or church of St. Marie. The full view photo of the card more accurately shows what it looks like in hand. The direct scan picks up a zillion specks not visible to the naked eye. Push yourself about 2 feet back from the screen when looking at the scan. In the close up photos, I point out the crease at the bottom left and a scratch at the top above the angel's right wing. Surface wear is to be expected on glossy-surfaced cards but this one scratch I felt merited pointing out. I'm extremely nit picky in my descriptions! Despite these signs of wear, this card is a beauty to behold. Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
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