This is one of 8 French advertising postcards featuring beautiful costumed ladies set in a musical theme. I understand the play on the words in this one, pairing the horn player and the deer with horns/antlers, but I still feel sorry for the creature! Still, looking at the series as a whole, I think this card is a standout with the richest, darkest colors.
The card is artist signed, but unfortunately, just the initials CS.
Circa 1904-1914, this card is unused and overall in near mint condition.
In the last two photos you get a glimpse of the rest of the series. These were offered by Phoscao, a French company that produced a chocolate drink that promised to be the perfect elixir for digestion. The text verso says: Le plus exquis des dejeuners, le plus puissant des reconstituants. (The most exquisite of breakfasts, the most powerful of fortifiers.) However, with phosphate as one of the ingredients (mostly used in fertilizers today), I believe skipping the drink and collecting their pretty postcards would be the healthiest choice!
Each card is typical antique size, of about 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
To see all cards in the series, use Phoscao in the word search box.
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