This is a scan of the back of an antique French postcard with a delightfully unique message written in French and Italian -- truly a one-of-a-kind! The calligraphy, the stamps, the cancellations all make for a wondrously original collage. Here is my conjecture I put into this image: The two diagonal lines form a V for ....VICTORY! The greatest war the world had ever known was going on....Notice the huge stamp on the left: "France will again revive more glorious, renewed by the suffering, grown by the pain. Lift the hearts --- and long live France!" WWI was in full swing. And yet, the sender took the time to send his friend a message: Today 25. [Italian oggi venticinque] Salut. [French for a casual Hello; less formal than Bonjour] Parigi [Italian for Paris] June 18, 1917. Mailed to Marianna in Rome. Was it her 25th birthday or the senders, I wonder? A sweet mystery in beautiful script.
OH, I cleaned up the light background some on this card, but it still is authentically antique. I left creases and smudges enough to verify its age:)
1200 DPI scan available at $9 extra. At this size, you can print a postcard at POSTER size! Decorating idea, courtesy of Joan: print this out and put it under glass on your writing desk!
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