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  1. I LOVE these early 19th century French Nun Postcards!
    Do you know any history behind them? I am sure they are alll “staged” but I have been unsuccessful in finding any in-depth information about the genre.
    By any chance, do you know anything?

    Comment by Susan | November 2, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Susan

      Good to hear from you, I have purchased several Nun postcards from you in the past on Ebay – small world LOL

      Regarding these cards I expect that they were staged like many other cards of the period, I can’t quite see real Nuns allowing such pictures.

      Comment by summertime75 | November 2, 2011 | Reply

  2. Small world, indeed!! ((What is your eBay name?))

    I just think there MUST be some history behind this whole genre …..

    Some are obviously wartime propaganda ….
    Some are directed at the unfairness of the French anti-clerical laws in the early 1900s …..
    Some just exemplify the qualities and good works of charity offered by the nuns …..

    But, I have yet to read anything definitive …..

    Do you ever shop on Delcampe?

    Check it out …. hasn’t been “ruined” like eBay …yet ….

    The French SURE love their postcards, don’t they?

    Any chance those two Nun CDVs are for sale?

    Take care!!!

    Comment by Susan | November 2, 2011 | Reply

  3. Christopher1952uk

    I’m sure there must be something written about this series of cardds although I haven’t really looked. I have several more from this series

    I do use Delcampe, it is quite good and I have bought several including cards of my favourite actress Gabrielle Ray. my other site. My only complaint about Delcampe is that they don’t have the range that Ebay has but Ebay has become very expensive so I restrict my bidding, well sometimes.

    As for selling these cards, not yet, my wife would like me to have a clear out but the various collections keep growing 😀

    Take care


    Comment by summertime75 | November 2, 2011 | Reply

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