This antique European postcard has accumulated not only centuries but quite a few frequent flier miles. The card came to me from France. How did it get to there? Georgina mailed this card to Monsieur Charles Ludmore in Nesta, Brazil, on Christmas Eve 1907. Notice that his address was the "Academia Berlitz." Georgina writes to him in Portuguese, sending holiday greetings. The greeting on the front, felicidades, is Spanish for "congratulations" or "all the best." Generic greetings or was Monsieur Ludmore newly appointed to (or leaving) his job at the world-famous language school? Did he return to France with this postcard among his souvenirs? Here's what we are sure of: this card is a gem! A charming Art Nouveau design of a girl scattering flowers from her basket. This design is richly embossed in a 'gold' overlay. The marbled paper has an unbelievable textured look. You'll run your fingers over it just to make sure it's not really wrinkled leather.
There is a smidgen of glue center right, as shown in the angled photo, but overall, especially considering its age, this card is in almost mint condition.
About 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
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