Les Femmes Cocher / 134 (A Cocher Miscellany / 1)
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Le Cocher de Fiacre (drawing by A. Muller)

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postcards.delcampe.net (Item no. 10974627). Click here to view source.

Les Femmes Cocher / 134

A Cocher Miscellany / 1

Picture (left): The cab driver.

Postcard images of Paris cab drivers seem generally to be of two kinds, the documentary and the humorous. This card is an example of a popular documentary genre which depicted typical members of trades and professions in their characteristic garb.

The card itself dates from the early days of postcards when postal regulations reserved the whole back of the card for the address and required the picture on the front to share space with the sender's message.

In 1902 "divided back" postcards first appeared. These cards provided separate compartments on the back for both message and address and allowed pictures to fill the whole front of the card.

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