Monday, July 15, 2013

The heart of Alsace

Alsace is a region next to the German border and for many years passed between Germany and France. The history of Alsace is very complicated, so you can imagine how strongly the people must have felt being passed back and forth. These cards were posted in 1907. The young woman is wearing the traditional bow which became a symbol of the region. Colours and patterns varied from place to place within Alsace.

The three postcards are ‘Pray for France’, ‘God protect France’ and ‘The voices of France’


A Lady's Life said...

Wow that is interesting :)

Anji Knutsen said...

A Lady's Life: Even today some poeple in Alsace speak French as well as German. Their public holidays are also slightly different