Bonne année - 1926

As the festive season draws to a close today with Twelfth Night, I thought I'd sneak in another French New Year's greetings postcard - a Bonne année real photograph postcard printed in France, but posted from Verviers in Belgium in 1926.

Published by Paris printers Dédé as part of series 1069, it's another wonderful example of a hand-tinted vintage postcard. I confess that my primary motivation for buying this card was that I fell in love with the detailed colouring on the woman's hat! It's also such a perfect example of how postcards can serve as a historical record of fashions and styles of different times.