A booklet of 12 detachable souvenir postcards of La Turbie and the surrounding area
These kinds of postcard booklets were very popular back in the 1920s and 1930s. I have similar ones for Vence, Cannes, Paris and more. There’s a cover and inside are anywhere from 10 to 15 postcards that can be detached and used. This one has 12 postcards, all of which are still intact.
I suspect that this is from the 1920s or the 1930s, but I don’t know for sure, there aren’t any dates anywhere on the package. The photos themselves probably date from a bit earlier, maybe the 1910s? The postcards are all black and white with a heavy sepia tone.
La Turbie is a wonderful little village that sits high on a cliff overlooking Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the first villages Carole and I visited in this area, but only because we got lost looking for Peille and ended up having to spend the night in La Turbie. It is the home of a fantastic Roman monument (or what’s left of it), the Trophy of Augustus.
[click on any image to see sample pages]