Sunday, June 13, 2010


Another card from Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. This lady is from the Caucasus. I’ve been trying to find out where by searching for the lace in the internet. No luck so far.


soulMerlin said...

Hi Angie and thanks for approving borderLines - Yes maybe you are the little cat :)

This card is beautiful...I know no French, :( but can read 'My Dear Paul at the start and...and Cordial Wishes at the end. It looks like a letter on a postcard.


Anji said...

Thank you. I can't translate this one the handwriting is too difficult.

You are correct about the greetings, though the end is a cordial handshake! Well, they were French.

Sometimes people would write horozontally and then vertically to get more onto the card. It can be readable - just about.

soulMerlin said...

I used to write vertically on the back of postcards I sent to my parents...just to get more on the card :)


alady'slife said...

Mon cher paul.Lencre commencait a se degeler en
Russie quand depuis une quinzaine le thermometre est
Retourne a 10 degree au dessus de zero aussi ce soir je
………le degel d’une petite quantite d’encre pour vous envoyer cette carte
La santé est toujours heureusement assez bonne, mais le travail a les traces suivent toujours leurs coins.
Nous avons recu hier une letter du George qui parait assez satisfait de son travail. Je crois qu’il reussira.
Je une demand de lui envoyer des timbres posts, je vais lui en recolter quelques uns pour es expedier ce jour ci. Nous voyons d’apres les journeaux que l’eau va bientot monte seula dans le reserve de l’usine cela va nous cau… certainement des …… ………,car parait il la cru epasse celle de 1886 que je n’ai pas vue mais doux je me doute de l’importance – nous sommes sans nouretts de ………, une carte a son sujet nous ferait bien plasir. Embrasser nos Victorin et las enfants pour nous………………………

A notre addresse en russie………..

Maison Kravchenko rue palika

Anji said...

A Lady's Life: Thank you for taking the time to do that.

A Lady's Life said...

Anji You are welcome. Do you think the lace is hand made?
Most things were in those days as things were otherwise hard to come by.

Anji said...

A lady's Life: It certainly could have been. Dom went to stay with a Russian family a few years ago and came back with lace that they had made for me!