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Shepherd Boy with Lamb French real Photo Easter Postcard
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It must have been a fun day in the photography studio with the lamb running about! Perhaps 'borrowed' from a farm up Montmarte way? This is a darling Easter postcard in rich sepia tones with a hint of hand-applied color to create a blue collar on the lamb and to redden the "ribbon" hanging from the shepherd's pole, which seems to be a combination staff/cross. I put ribbon in quotation marks because if you look closely, you'll see it is a cardboard cutout:) The gold stamped Joyeuses Paques (Happy Easter) at the top is hard to see unless held at an angle. The franking isn't readable but this card is likely from the 1904-1914 period. The top right corner is creased and signs of wear on the other corners. But this card has virtually no surface wear! For its age, it is in fine antique condition. OH, please note that the photos were taken in natural daylight, making the card look much lighter. The direct scan in the first picture accurately captures the dark, rich red-brown sepia. Size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
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