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The first postcards were created in Europe in Austria in the years 1860. In France, the postcards development was taking place a decade later.

In January 1873, it was possible to buy a postcard in France (law of December 1872).
Before 1904, the front of the postcard is dedicated only for the address. After 1904, it is possible to write a few words.

One  stamp is also a further indication for the postcard's dating.
The most interesting postcards are those from 1873 to the first world war.


Carte postale de Vignacourt

Local people in the foreground in the main street


Carte postale de Vignacourt

The church in the background


Carte postale

The town hall with on the right the coffee shop.


Carte postale

Hornas street with cafe sign on the left "LOYER DEBITANT"
LOYER family name and DEBITANT for beverage-vending.