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Stebbing: Revanche de la Cigale

1905? Five photographic postcards presenting "Revanche de la Cigale," apparently a sequel to "La Cigale et la Fourmi," presumably after La Fontaine.  VBC Série No. 3046.  Stebbing Photographic Studios.  All were sent to Mademoiselle Marie Louise Bruyère (chez ses Parents), Grande rue à St Genis, Laval, Rhône.  At least one card is clearly dated 1907.  $9.99 from Joachim Montbord, La Sauve, France, through eBay, March, '04. 

Series #3046 is five cards on the cicada's revenge on the niggardly ant.  The story follows up on Series #3045, "La Cigale et la Fourmi."  The cicada character is the same in all cards of both sets.  Here the rejected cicada finds a fairy godmother who trains her musically.  The cicada, now rich, returns to the ant, who has been thrown out of her home and needs to sell everything.  The ant is the same actress as in the other set, and the venue is the same, except for the "For Sale" sign here.  The gracious cicada takes no revenge but rather opens her purse for the unfortunate ant.  There is extensive pink and green coloring of these black-and-white pictures.  I wonder how that was done.