TWO YOUNG DANDIES AND AN OPEN BOOK

 

This vintage real photo postcard features two young dandies viewing an open book. They are exquisitely dressed and look like perfect gentlemen. A script of their dialog is printed below the image. Bacarel states to Paul, “A superb point of view”. Paul responds “What an enchanting landscape”. The men are seated on outdoor furniture. The fabric of the chairs present a nice checkered pattern. In the distance are snowy mountain caps. This postcard image is from a studio, yet creates a pretty scene. The postcard is addressed to a central French town named Mezieres en Brenne. The postcard was published by “AS”. I have no exact  identification of this company. Possibilities include “Alfred Schweizer” (Hamburg, Germany), Arthur Schurer & Company (Schoneberg, Germany), or A. Scheers (Brussels, Belgium). The postcard is part of a series (no. 747,  no. 3228).

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  1. The two gentlemen are characters in the operetta “Miss Helyett” by Maxime Boucheron and Edmond Audran (circa1890) (there is also a 1933 film based on the operetta). What they are looking at are not beautiful landscapes but an embarrassing picture of the play ingénue.

  2. Superb, clear image! Even more enjoyable, thanks to the knowledgeable comment above.


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