This French postcard series is a rare standout. It is entitled "A Model of Elegance." As the story unfolds in each scene, we see a working country girl change her look into a fashionable young city girl. The French text at the bottom says: 1) Oh! the pretty lady! ... 2) I could never come to resemble her ... 3) A month later: Don't you see that it's already better? 4) Two months after: Almost there. 5) Three months later: I think I'm there.
Mailed in 1905 from Jeanne to Eugene. An interesting tidbit I learned from this card, Eugene was a member of the "Bourgeois Garde," what we call the National Guard. Also, it's interesting to note the usage of the word "Lavatory" to mean a hair styling salon.
Card No. 5 has some indents around the woman's face and hair; also the impression of the postal cancellation verso comes through to the front. Specks and spots inherent to the printing. But overall, for their age, this set of cards is in very good condition, with little surface wear. Please note that in some of the photos the cards look black and white but actually they are a rich antique off-white cream color with a hint of golden undertones.
Size: each card is about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
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