First Snow 18th Century Couple Unused Antique French Advertising PostcardFirst Snow 18th Century Couple Unused Antique French Advertising PostcardFirst Snow 18th Century Couple Unused Antique French Advertising Postcard

Titled "First Snow," this postcard is a stunning illustration in blues of an elegant couple dressed in 18th century refinery: muff, fur, tricorne. Looking very French indeed. Verso we see this card was an advertisement giveaway for a company in Le Raincy, France, a "surburb" of Paris about an hour east. Now, Google and I had trouble translating the business info, but from what I can deduce this was a dry cleaners, specializing in using steam cleaning. Or, option No. 2, it's a dyeworks company and how steam would be used in dying fabric I haven't a clue. "Deuil en 10 heures" literally translates as "mourning in 10 hours." Which leads me to believe this place was indeed a dry cleaners and they're guaranteeing to have your mourning outfit cleaned within 10 hours. Hmmm... :)
The undivided back helps date this postcard to late 1890s to 1903. Typical antique postcard size of about 5.5 by 3.5 inches. Almost mint condition save for a white paper patch on the lady's fur dangling down.

IN THE LAST photo: for fun, I wanted to share with you an example of what can be done with postcards. I have this postcard in my personal collection. I digitally altered it to add the Eiffel Tower in the background. I turned First Snow into Carnival, and had it printed as poster!

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First Snow 18th Century Couple Unused Antique French Advertising Postcard

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