Saturday, 5 February 2011

Sepia Saturday - 'La voiture de monsieur hartman'

This carte de visite comes from an album of (mainly) French photos, the photographer is Ferret of Nice.  While it is not dated, another photo of Monsieur Hartman is dated 1867, so I assume it is also from that time.  Monsieur Hartman is the gent seated in the rear of the carriage.
"La voiture de monsieur hartman avec lui madame pacha madame slumberd et monsieur."

This is my first Sepia Saturday posting, do check out more here.

12 comments:

  1. such an elegant lifestyle for the privileged few. and a fine vintage piece.
    thanx 4 sharing!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  2. This was remarkable! Elegance at its best! Very nice first post hope to see more!

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  3. A very dignified way to travel! Thanks for posting this lovely card. Jo

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  4. A wonderful photo! The first thing that came to mind was the amount of preparation and dressing that had to be done prior to seating themselves in the carriage. Hope it didn't start to rain. Welcome to Sepia Saturdays!

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  5. I wounder if the umbrellas (parasols ?) were to protect against the sun. A great card from Nice.

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  6. I can just imagine being in that carriage and the beautiful scenery along the way. What a great find.

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  7. wonder where they were off to in their finery and carriage.

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  8. And a great image to open up your Sepia Saturday posts with. The ability of photographs to take us back to this time - so long, long ago - always amazes me. Looking forward to many more fascinating posts over the coming weeks.

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  9. thank you all for the comments :)
    Alan, thank you for the welcome, I look forward to taking part.

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  10. They look ready for a "grand occasion" Elegant, as already mentioned. And way vintage!

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  11. Really fascinating to look at. Easy to get lost in it.

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  12. It is a wonderful posting. I love seeing the photo and the inscriptions on the back.

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