Manufacturer: Cie des Arts Photomecaniques – 43 postcards.
The postcards in this collection manufactured under the name of Cie des Arts Photomécaniques have several different formats.
The fronts of the cards feature mostly a sepia toned image, a black and white image or a full color photograph. One card has a hand tinted color photography and another is a full color drawing. Most cards have no information on the front, but several do. For many a number, a location and a description is found on the back. The various numbering sequences and the differences in overall appearance suggest that they were manufactured over several decades.
Several cards feature a “Cap” or “CAP” logo on the front and/or back. This logo can be seen in three different variations. One variation of the logo can be found found on a card manufactured under the name of Editions CAP, which leads me to suspect that the manufacturers must have something in common. Most have “crinkled” edges though a couple have straight. Another company, Cie Alsacienne des Arts Photomécaniques may also be related, based on the name and logo.
The address differs on the cards. For many it is listed as:
Cie des Arts Photomécaniques Paris – Strasbourg
One lists it as:
Cie des Arts Photomécaniques Strasbourg – Schiltigeim
One lists it as: C.A.P. – PARIS
Yet another lists it as: C.A.P. – STRASBOURG – PARIS
On still others it is listed as:
Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 44, r. Lettellier, Paris 15
On many cards the phrase “Real-Photo” precedes the name of the company.
Most of the backs of the cards are similar but a couple are noticeably different.
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