This vintage real photo postcard features a very attractive young woman holding a bouquet of purple flowers and what appears to be a horseshoe. The woman is beautifully dressed in an orange winter coat with a fur collar and fur sleeve cuffs. She has a wonderful smile. The postcard is from the French art deco period. It was likely published in the 1910’s. The postcard was published by Gloria and was part of a series (no. 4010). The horseshoe seen in this photograph is an enigma. First of all, is it a horseshoe? It is way too large to be anything but a piece of art, rather than a real horseshoe. Horseshoes have long been associated as being “lucky”. They were originally made of iron, a metal that was believed to ward off evil spirits. They were originally held in place with seven nails. Seven was considered a lucky number. Superstitious sailors believed a horseshoe nailed to a mast would keep storms away from their ship. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

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  1. The poor woman is holding the horseshoe the wrong way! All the luck is falling out! So I suspect that it is a prop in the photographer’s studio. If the woman had anything to do with racing, I suspect that she would know better.

  2. Bonjour, je vous laisse ces quelques lignes car je ne sais comment vous transmettre ma demande à travers votre blog, j’en suis vraiment désolée. Je désirais savoir si vous recherchiez d’autres photos, et si c’était le cas, j’ai en ma possession une photographie d’un monsieur photographié par J. G. HILL annotée en français du 8 mars 1885. Je l’ai trouvé dans une brocante pour son cadre, mais je n’ai pas voulu jeter la photo car elle avait une histoire. Alors si à tout hasard elle vous intéresse, faites le moi savoir, je peux vous envoyer une photo.
    Je vous souhaite une bonne soirée.

  3. I would be happy to examine your photograph by J. G. Hill and give you any information that I can find about the image. If you are interested, send a scan of the photograph to cabinetcardgallery@gmail.com.

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