Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I love the colours of this postcard. When I first saw it I wondered how I could describe it. I don’t read Armenian. I imagine this is a merchant selling silks to a well to do lady. The card is dated 1900. There are a few marks on it and the bottom left hand corner is slightly bent. If I live to be 109 years old I hope that I stay in as good condition as this card!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
1. I’ll lay the world at your feet. 2. Your every wish is my command. 3. You must believe in my ‘star’
4. Close to you I am but mere man. 5. As my son resembles you…
One of the nicest parts of what I do is finding treasures like this little set of postcards. The lovers were photographed by Henri Manuel, a famous French photographer. Sent in the spring of 1911, I was disappointed to find that they weren’t love letters at all, but family correspondence.
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