Monday, April 21, 2008

Ephemera Day 10

This is perhaps one of my favourite postcards of all time. The image itself is, of course, charming, colourful and attractive but it's the hand written notes on the front and the back which mean I'm never going to sell this one. Someone has written notes to the effect that it was the 'original' of the central boy in the picture who sold him or her the card. Of course one can imagine some Neapolitan Raggazzo palming off cards on a tourist with the story that it's a picture of himself, but it's not inconceivable that the story might have been true too - either way it turns a simply pleasant card into something just that little bit more interesting.

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