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1905 MSA CLC

1905?    Landscape colored photographic postcard of MLS.  CLC.  Apparently date-stamped in 1905.  $8 from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '20.

The scene has the miller riding and the son walking, while three women on the side of the path mock them.  The two most interesting features of this card, for me at least, are the coloration and the adaptation of the human figures to the landscape.  My guess about the first is that the coloration was added by hand to a black-and-white photograph, and then the result was reproduced as a postcard.  My guess about the latter is that the two human groupings were photographed separately in a studio and then cut out and pasted onto the rural path scene.  The effect of it all is curious!  The colors of the women's skirts balance each other so nicely!