Thursday, February 22, 2007

Is your name Joly?

This card was sent to Mrs. Joly in the USA in 1918, from Orléans, by her nephew Raymond. He was on his way to camp, his hand writing is difficult but it looks as if the card was sent in December, which meant he survived the war.

If anyone comes across this and knows anything about the family please leave a comment. The big mystery for me is, how did the card get back to France?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Cabaret du Néant

The Cabaret du Néant was founded in 1892 by Dorville. It seems there was a taste for weird entertainment in Paris at this time. The top image is of the Intoxication room. A good time was had by all!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Avenue Coligny

When we first came to live in France, 22 years ago, we lived in a flat/apartment at the top of one of the houses in this street. The street hasn’t changed much at all since this postcard was printed, except that the house we lived in had been rebuilt because a plane crashed into it during World War II. The trees are not the same ones, a few days before I arrived the trees had been cut down because of disease. They are fully grown again today.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Jean-François Millet

This is a postcard of the house that JF Millet lived in. Perfect for an artist I think. If you’re thinking ‘I know that name’ you can read about him and his paintings on Wikipedia.