Friday, 21 January 2011
This is not a card I own but a publicity leaflet in the form of a card which I picked up last year in France. It was advertising an exhibition that had taken place in 2009 on the theme of marriage (seems not many people had picked up this card!). I then discovered there was a museum of postcards in the town of Baud, yippee, but I was due to go back to England and would not have time to visit, groan. But on the back of the card,
website, happy days, they are running a weekly theme at the moment (if your French is a bit iffy, I may mean mine there) put the name Cartopole in a search and let Google translate). The collection consists of mainly postcards of life in Brittany before the 1920s, but they are also involved in putting cards not owned by the museum on the web. It is still not quite the same as seeing them for in the museum for they also are interested in correspondence, the other side of the card. This year's special exhibition is 'Farming' and the life of local people in Brittany at the turn of the 20th Century. But after brief thought of going to northern Spain for our holidays we are returning to France this year and may not be too far from the town of Baud and Cartopole with, as my new guide book puts it, their 'petits trésors' (small treasures). I can think of no better description of postcards that that term.
Beth of The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is the hostess of Postcard Friendship Friday