This card is part of a photomontage series depicting babies arriving by balloons. This one is called "The Brave," but its facial expression says otherwise. This is a real photo postcard that has been painted by hand. Even little gold highlight dashes have been applied on the balloon net lines. Croissant of Paris is the publisher and P. Legrand the photographer. The franking is not legible, but verso it is hand dated 1906. Also, note the message the sender put in the top left corner. "What an avalanche of postcards came with 4 from the courier at 11 o'clock." Four postcards at 11. And back then, the mail was delivered up to 6 times in day! How many more postcards did she receive before the day was out?!
Typical antique postcard size: about 3.5 by 5.5 inches. No creases; hints of silvering at a couple of the corners. Overall, in fine antique condition.
In the last photo, you see the other one I have listed here: https://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-8547/Babies-Balloons-Hand-Painted-Antique-French
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