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French carte postale

French carte postale

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Description (Brief)
A celluloid postcard or carte postale, made in France. The front is decorated with a pop-up design: a hanging basket, made of paper, and three large flowers, with attached butterflies, dangling off it by silk ribbons. If you pull a ribbon at the top, the flowers holding the butterflies unfold and move the butterflies up.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
date made
1908
place made
France
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
paper (decoration material)
silk (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 13.5 cm x 8.5 cm; 5 5/16 in x 3 3/8 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 3 7/16 in x 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 8.73125 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0036
catalog number
2006.0098.0036
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Mail
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Communications
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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