gwenstella writes about this postcard:
I got this vintage french postcard from a market yesterday. I think it says,
“Ilon petit joseph oime Voici 1926. j’esepere que cette nouvelle ouineé nous apportera le bonbeur que depius. longtemps nous, esperons et attendons ovee impatience, Celin detre enfin l’un pour l’outre la seule raisoy d’être. En attendant ce beurey jour la recois tous mes voey
So according to Google translate, it means,
“Here small Ilon Joseph Oime 1926. j’esepere that this will bring us new ouineé bonbeurthat depius. time we hope and look forward to ovate, Celin Detre finally one for theaddition of being the only raisoy. Until that day Beurey get all my voey
It still doesn’t make a lot of sense. Any help? :)
I love vintage and antique postcards. They are such a mystery and a thing of banal beauty.
Even though it is tempting, I don’t think you should try to figure the exact meaning behind its message. Trying to figure it out ruins the mystery, the intrigue.
That is the beauty of every postcard. They meant something to someone once and when a new reader discovers it, the meaning changes or is lost. It is reminder of fragile and fleeting our existence is.
(And one of my greatest fears is that the significance of my postcards - which number over 900 - will be lost to someone one day and end up somewhere out of my control.)
I made a short film, titled “Postcards Unknown,” inspired by this concept. I hope to incorporate more vintage postcards (I’m always searching for them) in my next art piece. Whenever that happens…