Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mystery Men, Ladies from Alsace Postcard Friendship Friday

I purchased this postcard but have no idea who these men are. Can any of my PFF friends out there help me identify them? No information is given on the back.
These two ladies appear to have big hats and are from Alsace. Are these hats? Any significance about these Postcards. Again I need your help. The card on the right appears French, the one on the left maybe German. I do love these postcards.
Thanks again to PFF Host Marie at http://www.cpaphilblog.com/


16 comments:

Lyneen said...

I cannot help you but they are wonderful post cards. PFF and TFS

Marie Reed said...

I'm not sure about the first card but the second is called a coiffe:) There are literally thousands of different traditional costumes which were worn in France! This coiffe is typical for the Alsace region. Isn't it ginormous! The stork is also a symbol of Alsace. People still build nests on top of their houses (typically on a wago wheel) in hopes that a stork will roost there. They are supposed to bring good luck! Happy PFF!

postcrossingandotherthingsilike said...

those men look Russian, but that could just be me :D

they are both lovely cards!

AnitaNH said...

Oh, I love the "coiffee" cards, especially the one with the stork overhead! Happy PFF.

Postcardy said...

I think the man on the right is King George V

Sheila said...

I would have said the man on the right is Edward VII and if so, it *may* be Paul Cambon on the left. The card could be a commemoration of the 1904 Entente Cordiale between France and the UK. Maybe.

Debs said...

my money is on Edward VII...in fact, i'm pretty certain...sheila's paul gambon guess looks like a good bit of sleuthing to me but i'm not familiar enough with him to be sure. the alsace images looks more generic on the other hand! happy PFF!

papel1 said...

Thanks for the tips so far, more sleuthing for me to do.
Judy Love the coiffe (new term for me) cards.
Judy

MrCachet said...

I wouldn't have a clue about the identities of the gentlemen pictured. I'd have guessed Archduke Ferdinand, but he wasn't from Alsace.

papel1 said...

the men could be from anywhere not Alsace. I husband thinks the one on the right is Prince Albert.
Judy

steviewren said...

Yep, I was going to say, one looks like a king...all of those metals give his status away.

Mary said...

Good sleuthing people! I'm impressed!

Irene said...

I can't help you at all, but I read all the comments you really do have a lot of people thinking.

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postcardparadise said...

I'm also quite sure that's Edward VII. Don't know about the other guy though. And the Alsace cards are beautiful.

houndini said...

Well the King on the right is indeed Edward VII - son of Queen Victoria and Prinec Albert (trust me I'm an Englishman!)

Tother gentleman I'm not so sure - but would also, like Sheila, have said Paul Cambon who worked with Edward during his reign.

beautiful postacrd and blog anyhow x

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