This postcard is a mini-poster design advertisement for the Maritime Museum in Paris announcing the special exhibit focusing on the life of the marine. This was to run from Dec. 18, 1954, to Jan. 16, 1955. To this day, the museum continues to host the expo; in 2014, the 43rd salon was held in March/April, featuring the work of 71 juried artists.
This card is wider than typical antique cards, measuring 3.75 wide, but it is the standard 5.5 inches tall. It is creased on the left side: top edge and the bottom corner. In the photo taken at the window, my thumb cast a shadow on the card. There is NOT a dark stain there. But the crease at the bottom clearly shows and so I wanted to include it. Nothing to hide here. The creases can't take away from the charm of that sailor! The creamy white background is still clean, the colors well preserved.