Postcard with portrait photograph

Scope and Content

Unused postcard of cream card, with a rectangular hole on the left side, with a small black and white photograph inserted, and fixed from behind with a square of cream paper pasted on. The photograph is of a group, a man and woman standing, and a woman sitting in front, dark in tone, with a metallic sheen. Around it is a border of green roses. On the right side is a space to write a message, unused, the reverse is completely blank.

Note: a memento from Corsica.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Card yellowed slightly, especially in lines around the edges, dirty grey smudge bottom left quarter, crease top left corner. Photograph degraded, darkened, scratches to surface, surface rubbed away, bottom quarter, revealing silver. Production method: postcard: mechanically printed on card. Photograph: gelatin silver print, contact print (possibly from a machine).