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Charlemagne is Come to Town (1903)

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Vintage photographic postcard, circulated in 1903 from La Goulette (Tunis) to Toulon (southern France), undivided back, photograph and publication by Garrigues, Tunis, Tunisia.

 

A sailor in the French Navy writes to his wife:

 

"Cuirasse "Charlemagne " - 27 avril 1903. La Goulette

7h matin. Arrivée du Président Loubet sur la Jeanne d'Arc [croiseur]

Partons demain matin à 5h pour Bizerte

Je suis en bonne santé. Bonjour à tous

V.Blondeau"

 

"Battleship "Charlemagne" - April 27th, 1903. La Goulette.

7 in the morning. Arrival of president Loubet about the Jeanne d'Arc [destroyer]

We part for Bizerte tomorrow at 5 in the morning.

I am in good health. Greetings to all.

V.Blondeau"

 

If you would like to see other vintage Garrigues postcards in our collection click here.

 

© Casas-Rodríguez Collection, 2009. Some rights reserved.

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Taken on September 21, 2009