French-Italian Political Postcard, 1903


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5c Type Blanc on political satire PPC with h/s IMPRIMÉS & sender’s cachet from Surenses, to Southport 24 November 1903. The postcard reflects the Franco-Italian rivalry during the height of the Dreyfus affair with French president Émile Loubet chasing Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Zanardelli around a “wall of death” as the wrongly disgraced Dreyfus looks on: with heraldic vignettes of France & Italy and a title ‘Le Circle de la Vie’ A rare card featuring politics, anti-Semitism & the new fangled bicycles