|The picture shows all (4) Beautiful Old French Advertising Trade Cards With Children & Toys in this lot. These were made in Paris, France and all three are very detailed and colorful. All the children are very finely dressed. The gold background is actually a shiny gold but the scans don't show it. The first one picures three boys, two are playing a game of chess while one watches. This is a great image! At the bottom it reads in French:|
ECHEC ET MAT.
The second one is equally as nice! It pictures children, a boy and a girl playing a wind musical instument on a hill side. A lamb sits between them The Third one pictures three children involved in a game of dominoes. At the bottom it reads in French:
BLANC ET AS, JE PASSE.
The fourth one pictures two girls in fancy dresses holding a bird nest with birds. At the bottom it reads in French:
UNE BONNE TROUVAILLE.
All four of these have the same food advertising on the back. They tell you to ask your grocer for the following Imported French Goods:
HENRI MARCELLENI'S DRAGON BRAND
GEORGE CADEAU & Cie. French Peas
VICTOR PANET'S PURE OLIVE OIL
The advertising trade cards are not dated but believed to be from the 1800's to the early 1900's. The cards each measure 3-7/8" x 2-1/2" and they are in near mint condition.