belgian soldier

This vintage real photo postcard features a uniformed Belgian soldier. He is holding a pair of white gloves and a riding crop. Note the soldiers shiny boots and the overcoat which he has draped over his shoulders. Note that soldier is wearing spurs. He is a cavalry officer. Printing on the reverse of the postcard indicates that the photographer was the LUX studio in Leopoldsburg, Belgium. LUX was also the name of a French postcard publisher and the spelling of Leopoldsburg printed on the card is in French. Therefore, I am unsure which explanation concerning LUX is true. What I do know is that the town of Leopoldsburg is located in the Belgian Province of Limburg. This postcard dates to the 1920’s. Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to translate the message on the postcard and leave a comment informing other visitors to the blog.   SOLD

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  1. The translation (from French) is:
    “As a sign of affection to my beloved Maguy.
    The one who thinks only of her.

    • Thank you so much for the translation. The inscription is quite romantic.

  2. The original said:
    “En signe d’affection, à ma très aimée Maguy.
    Celui qui ne pense qu’à elle.

    Je me souviens que mon oncle Alphonse avait à Bourg-leopold un magasin qui s appelait photolux. Il a été plus tard exploité par son fils, mon cousin Francis, puis transmis à ses filles.
    Mon grand-père maternel y exerçait aussi le métier de photographe et allait sur place à vélo faire des photos dans le camp des militaires.
    côté fam. kwaspen / mondelaers.

    • (ENGLISH TRANSLATION). I remember that my uncle Alphonse had a store in Bourg-leopold called photolux. It was later exploited by his son, my cousin Francis, and then passed on to his daughters.
      My maternal grandfather also worked there as a photographer and went there by bicycle to take pictures in the military camp.
      fam. side kwaspen / mondelaers.

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