Monthly Archives: April 2016

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

This is an image of the famous Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile, or the Triumphal Arch of the Star, as it stands in the center of a roundabout in the Champs-Élysées.

Le Éditions d’Art “YVON”, Paris 15, Rue Martel

The description on the back states:

PARIS… EN FLANANT

6   L’Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile

–The title means Paris…while strolling. The arch was built to commemorate the heroes of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. One unknown soldier from World War One is buried beneath the arch.

This image likely dates from the 1930s.

Chateau de Chillon, Lake Geneva, Switzerland

This illustration shows the so-called Chateau de Chillon, more commonly known now as Chillon Castle, which sits on a promontory into Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Société Graphique Neuchâtel

There is no description on the back of this card.

The first work on the castle dates back to at least 1005, and it has been used for much of its existence as a prison. It is now open to the public and claims to be Switzerland’s most visited historic monument.

This image likely dates from the 1930s.

Mexican Bullfighter Painting

This image shows a bullfighter ‘making a pass’ with his cape to lure the bull behind him where the cape has been displayed.

Distribuido Por: Publicaciones Barrera P. O. Box 2, Laredo, Texas

The description states, first in Spanish, then English:

EL PENDULO DE JORGE AGUILAR “EL RANCHERO’

THE “PENDULUM PASS” BY JORGE AGUILAR “EL RANCHERO”

— The move described is so named for the movement of the matador’s arm behind his back as he waves the cape. His nickname was earned charro bullfighting. He died in the ring.

This card likely dates from the 1960s.