Sunday, April 17, 2011

Postcard: "Bonjour, Mam'zelle Therese!"

En Francais, here we have a little bit of fun from the turn of the last century, where two (perhaps then famous) stage actors are cutting it up before a live audience. The backdrop is of a forest or park-like glade. The front sports a lovely French postage stamp, the cancellation date for which is indistinct, unfortunately.
The back has what, for me, pleases the eye most of all: all that lovely old fashioned French script. It's a page out of history, in a way, don't you think?
The message seems a bit indistinct as well, for it doesn't contain any complete grammar. The basic gist is about someone whose brother shook hands. Very curious. I tried Translator twice, but got no better result.
This one took a good bit of cleanup. it really looked a sight before we got finished.
Let's just say, it's working and call it good.
Bonsoir, mes amis!
and Happy Creativity!
Rose

French Comedic Postcard
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12 comments:

Simply Debbie said...

Thank You for this awesome postcard. I treasure anything French.
Have A Wonderful Week
Simply Debbie

Plush Possum Studio said...

O la-la! Merci beaucoup!
;)

Missouri's Lilac said...

I love the expression on the mans face. Wanderful find. Thank you for sharing it. I love the handwriting on the back, so pretty.
AJ

Plush Possum Studio said...

We're glad you came by again and could enjoy this one!
;)

artistamyjo said...

What a great postcard,you sure do find some good ones. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Amy

Plush Possum Studio said...

LOL Thanks, Amy! I'm laughing because I love to go shopping for stuff like these postcards we put up. It's a lot of fun!
;)

Ann said...

this is such a find!!! thanks for sharing this!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Ann: You are so welcome!
We'd never seen anything quite like this one ourselves in all our years of collecting.

Mina said...

Oh this is fabulous! I love the story with it and can only imagine what is being said. Thank you so much.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Mina: It is a little mysterious, isn't it? A curiosity for us to ponder.
;)

Priscilla said...

You have lovely stuff.I am now a follower of your blog :)
Priscilla

Plush Possum Studio said...

Priscilla: Welcome! So glad you like it here.
I'll be by later on to see the sights where you blog....
:)
Rose

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