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Recent acquisitions (postcards and pictures)

Submitted by mich on Wednesday, 15 April 2009No Comment - 19,163 views

foto-glasplaat.jpgOn the left is a unique photo on a glass plate, picturing “les marchands de pommes de terre frites à la foire, Caen 1902″ (vendors selling fried potatoes at the fair in Caen (France), 1902).

Apart from this very rare projection picture, I recently purchased some rare (and rather expensive :-( ) french postcards for my collection on “Fry shops and Fries on postcards”.

The gallery below contains:

 

A rare postcard from the much acclaimed series “Paris vécu” (Life in Paris), probably from 1908.

2 pictures (b/w from 1906, hand colored dated 1910) from the station of Quevrin.

A very nice fry cart in the city of Cherbourg (French north-west coast) from 1907.

3 historical pictures of a street vendor selling fries in the city of Lille (north of France, close to the Belgian border). 1 postcard was sent in 1919.

Finally, a picture of the “fry shop” of Auguste de Reims (date unknown). On the detail one can see the prices of fries: 1 franc or 0,75 franc (take-away). The text on the board can be translated as follows: Auguste de Reims is here. Unmatched potato fries. 1st class food.

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