|The picture shows all (3) 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. The gold background is actually a shiny gold but the scans don't show it. The first one picures three children playing with an early toy steam train. The boy is dressed in what appears to be a conductor uniform. He is blowing a horn. The girl to the right is fancily dressed and holding a small bag and a ticket. (I think she should wait for a bigger train to arrive.haha!). The girl on the floor seems to be operating the train. There is also a sign in the center and a nice early fancy toy train staion. This is a great image! At the bottom it reads in French:|
VOYAGEURS, EN VOITURE!
The second one is equally as nice! It pictures again three children playing. The boy is in a military uniform and he is lighting an early toy cannon as the two girls watch. Pictured also are three early military toys, two of which are pull / push toys on wheels. The bases can be seen. The other is a soldier with a gun. At the bottom it reads in French:
The Third has an image of five children playing outside and getting caught in the rain. It has a shiny gold border and at the bottom reads:
All three 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.