Sunday, January 13, 2008

Milk anyone?


This card is from Vichy and is in excellent condition. Some of the most beautful cards are from Vichy but they are quite common as it was a popular spa at the beginning of the 20th century.

4 comments:

Titania Starlight said...

Just imagine milk being delivered this way. I wonder what kept it from spoiling. Did they keep ice blocks nearby? You can tell I am still a whipper snapper. :o)

Anji said...

Titania: No, I don't think they used ice. We were made to drink milk at school in the 60s which had been left on the school doorstep in the sun - it was horrible. Today it has to be kept refrigerated. Warm milk straight fron the cow is much nicer.

Thank you for your comments I do appreciate them!

Iludium Phosdex said...

And, by my understanding, Vichy is still a rather popular spa resort among the French (in fact, the state Social Security system in France will help cover medically-prescribed spa treatments under certain conditions).

Anji said...

iludium phosdex: You are right on both counts. I have a friend who was sent off to a spa for health reasons; She really felt much better all round afterwards; Much better than taking medicines.