Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday's postcard: French people in love

OK, I'm still a bit exhausted after writing about 14 pieces of ephemera over the previous six days. So today's entry is going to be short.

I picked up this postcard at the wonderful Central Market here in York, Pennsylvania.1 (Yes, there are a couple vendors who sell books and ephemera.)

I don't know much about it, other than the fact that it's from France. The postcard in unused.

This is the sum total of what's printed on the back:
  • Carte Postale
  • √ąditions Superluxe-Paris
  • Imprim√© en France
Was this intended as a romantic or Valentine's Day card? Are these famous French film stars? Or is this just a run-of-the-mill, generic French postcard from sometime in the period of 1930-1950?

1. I am, however, cranky about one thing regard Central Market. They had a free-standing, three-tiered circular shelf labeled "Free Books." A sign encouraged people to leave books and take books. What a great idea for community sharing! There was a nice selection of books on the shelf, too. After seeing this for the first time, I began to gather some of my nicer "give away" used books in a box at home. When it was full, I hauled it over to Central Market ... only to find that the community shelf had been emptied of its books and stowed off in the corner. This made me extremely grumpy.

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