This is one of several antique French postcards I have which feature beautiful script, addressed to that City of Lights. I was initially attracted simply to that magical word "Paris" making this such an artistic piece of ephemera. However, after researching online, I found myself in a time-warp rabbit hole and learned way more than I dreamed of! Candès & Company is still in business, still selling skin cream. On their packaging, it says "since 1849." Back then, the product was known as antephelic milk or toilet milk "guaranteed to remove spots, cure freckles, whiten the hands and arms," according to antique ads I found online." To be honest, I thought it was quackery:) Today the promises are more subdued: "Rich in clarifying plant extracts and fruit acids, it fades pigment spots and prevents their appearance." This particular card is difficult to read but I think the sender, Monsieur Michon, is asking that the product be delivered at the train station? This card was mailed from Chambery, France, on June 30, 1889.
About 5.5 by 3.5 inches. The pale lavender postcard is prestamped.
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