Sunday, November 07, 2010

Before the fire

We managed to acquire some very rare, old postcards of the Réunion Islands. The cards are all in very poor condition, but still very collectable.

Here’s one of them. People are leaving church after Mess. The church burnt down in 1905 and the postcard says that the picture was taken before the fire. It’s interesting to see that the card was written on February 16th 1905! There was also a cyclone on the island during the early years of the 20th century.

A link to the Réunion department of our store.


A Lady's Life said...

I love the handwriting.
The French have such nice hand writing. Here we can tell the difference between normal hand writing and those who attended Catholic schools where a lot of stress was put on nice even slopes.
I remember we were given slanted lined paper we had to put under our see through paper and learn to write
on the lines.I taught my son to write with this paper and his handwriting showed significant improvement.

Anji said...

A Lady's Life: We do see some lovely handwriting.

My eldest two have very good handwriting, they had an older teacher when they were 6 and 7. Handwriting practice was very much part of the morning at school. My youngest son wasn't so lucky, his handwriting is dreadful.