|The picture shows a view of all (4) Beautiful Old French Advertising Trade Cards With Children & Toys in this lot. These were made in Paris, France and all four are very detailed and colorful. The gold background is actually a shiny gold but the scans do not show this. The first one picures two boys dressed in Napoleon like attire playing war games. One boy is running from the other who is waving a sword.|
The second one pictures four children playing. The boy with the quill pen appears to be about to sign a document. At the bottom it reads in French:
The Third has an image of four children playing and at the bottom reads:
The fourth one has three children setting a formal dining table and at the bottom it reads in French:
FLEURS DE TABLE.
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
These advertising trade cards are not dated but believed to be from the 1800s to the early 1900s. They measure 3-7/8" x 2-1/2" and they appear to be in near mint condition.