Hand tinted World War I postcard

Updated Jan 13, 2020

This is a commercially published, mass produced postcard. The verse at the bottom reads:

Le devoir a son temps, l'amour égalemant:
Acceptez ce bouquet d'un parfait combattant.

(Translation by Google)
Duty has its time, love also:
Accept this bouquet of a perfect fighter.

A soldier evidently bought this as a souvenir and mailed it home. Handwritten on the back: "A good picture of a French soldier as they appear while on furlough."

Taken: in France

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AncientFaces "1917" is a big winner at the box office and in Oscar nominations right now. Well, while we're discussing WW1, maybe you'd enjoy a real (hand tinted) French postcard of a WW1 soldier?
Jan 13 · Reply
Beautiful photo!!
Oct 02, 2019 · Reply
It is, isn't it. I've rarely seen hand-tinted photos so nicely done. Someone did a beautiful job on that one.
Oct 03, 2019 · Reply
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