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J.M. Piettre

1970? Fables de La Fontaine. Three cards (114/13, 114/15, and 114/33) of La Fontaine's fables with photographed scenes of plush animals and dolls. MSA, TMCM, and "Les Animaux Malades de la Peste." Studio J.M. Piettre. Imprimé en France. €3 apiece from Gérard Crucy, Yerres, at the Paris Post Card Exhibit, Jan., '05.

The photographs show Steiff-like stuffed animals and dolls engaged in the scene. All three cards contain messages from Gentilly (one is dated in 1975) written in the same hand and signed with the same name (Camard?). For me the effort to be cute costs the scenes heavily. Perhaps the most intriguing shows the two mice of TMCM dealing with wine and sausage.

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1970? Fables de La Fontaine. One card (114/34) of La Fontaine's MM fable with a photographed scene of a doll with a pitcher on her head. Studio J.M. Piettre. Imprimé en France. €4 from Témoignage d'Images, Paris, at the Paris Post Card Exhibition, Jan., '05.

The verso of this card is filled with message, art, and ink blots. This figure is all about balance, and I wonder if the photographer had more than a few seconds to take this picture before the doll would fall over!

1970? Fables de La Fontaine. One card (114/12) of La Fontaine's FC fable with a photographed scene of fox and crow. Imprimé en France. €3 from Témoignage d'Images, Paris, at the Paris Post Card Exhibition, Jan., '05.

The bill of the fox in this picture seems odd. It has perhaps been forced into an awkward position so that it can hold the cheese. The verso of this card follows the format of others in the series but does not mention "Studio J.M. Piettre."