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DELAIT, Mme. Clémentine.

[The Bearded Lady].

Stock Code
98034
£875

Clémentine Delait (1865-1939), together with her husband Joseph, ran the 'Café Delait' in Thaon-les-Vosges, which was later re-named the 'Café de La Femme à Barbe' (Café of the Bearded Lady) - from which premises she sold photographs of herself. These signed postcards, with the Delait frank to the reverse, were clearly bought directly from Delait at her Café .

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Description

Three rare french printed photographic postcards of Madame Clementine Delait, the celebrated bearded lady, each of the postcards signed by Delait in ink to the front bottom right and franked to the rear with her personal franking device, dated August 1911, at Thaon-les-Vosges, France, insignificant rubbing at tips of corners, postally unused, each 150 by 95mm (6 by 3¾ inches), in very good condition,triptych mounted, 515 by 30mm (20¼ by 1¼ inches).

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