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Bergeret Cigale

1900?  Complete set of 5 "Cigale" photographic postcards.  "Phototypie A. Bergeret & Cie, Nancy."  Unnumbered.  All sent to Camille Cerras, Cote d'Or, in 1903.  $4 each from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '20.

I have sometimes hesitated to include materials identified simply as "Cigale" since I have wondered if they necessarily refer to La Fontaine's first fable in Book 1.  I am happy to accept Bertrand's judgment on this curious set.  Is this something of a French "girly" photograph crossing over into a fable category?  Can one really play the mandolin in all those different positions?

Bergeret 1

Bergeret 2

Bergeret 3

Bergeret 4

Bergeret 5