STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Cie des Arts Photomécaniques

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.

If you have any questions about any of the cards featured here, if you see any errors or if you would like more information, drop me an email at steve@steveandcaroleinvence.com.

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Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - "Real-Photo" C. A. P. 2 - Front
2 – Vue générale
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - "Real-Photo" C. A. P. 2 - Back
2 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « REAL-PHOTO » C.A.P. 10 - Front
10 – Vue générale
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « REAL-PHOTO » C.A.P. 10 - Back
10 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 19 Front
19 – Vue générale
19 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 19 - Front
19 – Vue générale
Oversized card – 10.5cm x 15cm
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 19 - Back
19 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 19 - Front
19 – Vue générale
Postmarked October 20, 1953
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 19 - Back
19 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 25 Front
25 – La Maison des Etudiantes
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 25 Back
25 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « REAL-PHOTO » C.A.P. 34 - Front
34 – Vue générale
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « REAL-PHOTO » C.A.P. 34 - Back
34 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « REAL-PHOTO » C.A.P. 37 - Front
37 – Veu à travers les Oliviers
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « REAL-PHOTO » C.A.P. 37 - Back
37 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - C.A.P. - 41 - Front
41 – La Fontaine du Peyra
Dated July 12, 1952
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - C.A.P. - 41 - Back
41 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - C.A.P. - 41 - Front
41 – La Fontaine du Peyra
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - C.A.P. - 41 - Back
41 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 51 Front
51 – Oh ! quel joli paysage
51 – Back
54 – Foyer Lacordaire
54 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real Photo CAP 55 - Front
55 – Vue vers le Foyer Lacordaire
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real Photo CAP 55 - Back
55 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 55 Front
55 – Place du Grand Jardin
Dated January 27, 1957
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 55 Back
55 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 55 Front
55 – Place du Grand Jardin
(variation)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 55 Back
55 – Back
(variation – slight difference in printing on back)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « Real-Photo » C.A.P. 56 - Front
56 – Le Foyer Lacordaire
et la Chapelle du Rosaire
conçue par Henri Matisse, Maître de l’Œuvre
Dated January 16, 1952
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « Real-Photo » C.A.P. 56 - Back
56 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 63 - Front
63 – La Maison du Mineur
Dated January 14, 1956
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 63 - Back
63 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 67 Front
67 – Place du Peyra
Dated January 21, 1957
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 67 Back
67 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 73 Front
73 – Le Foyer Lacordaire et la Chapelle du Rosaire conçue par Henri Matisse, Maître de l’Œuvre
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 73 Back
73 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 824 Front
824 – Vue générales – Fontaine du Peyra – Chapelle du Rosaire décorée par le Maître Henri Matisse – Place du Peyra
Oversized card – 10.5cm x 15cm
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 824 Back
824 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 825 - Front
825 – Souvenir de Vence
Postmarked August 11, 1958
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 825 - Back
825 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 825 - Front
825 – Souvenir de Vence
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 825 - Back
825 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real-Photo - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 828 - Front
828 – Le Musée Lapidaire, le Baou des Blancs et le Domaine St-Martin
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real-Photo - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 828 - Back
828 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real-Photo - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 828 - Front
828 – Le Musée Lapidaire, le Baou des Blancs et le Domaine St-Martin
(Alternate – Cap logo on front, different type on back)
Oversized card – 10.5cm x 15cm
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real-Photo - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 828 - Back
828 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 837 - Front
837 – Place du Grand Jardin
Dated September 17, 1961
Postmarked September 18, 1961
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 837 - Back
837 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1002 Front
1002 – Vue générale
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1002 Back
1002 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1008 Front
1008 – Place du Grand Jardin
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1008 Back
1008 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1009 Front
1009 – La Fontaine du Peyra
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 1009 Back
1009 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 4085 Front
4085 – Panorama de la Ville
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 4085 Back
4085 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 15 Front
15 – Une Vieille Rue (rue Saint-Luce)
Oversized card – 10.5cm x 15cm
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 23 - Front
23 – La Chapelle Ste-Anne
15 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 23 - Back
23 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques- 32 - Front
32 – La Fontaine du Peyra
Postmarked April 7, 1954
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « REAL-PHOTO » C.A.P. 32 - Front
32 – La Fontaine du Peyra
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques- 32 - Back
32 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « REAL-PHOTO » C.A.P. 32 - Back
32 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 36 - Front
36 – La Porte d’Orient (1777)
Postmarked March 3, 1964
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Front
45 – Rue Pisani
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 36 - Back
36 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Back
45 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Front
45 – Rue Pisani
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Front
45 – Rue Pisani
Oversized card – 10.5cm x 15cm
Dated January 27, 1957
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Back
45 – Back
45 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 60 Front
60 – Fontaine du XVIe siècle (La Basse Fontaine)
Oversized card – 10.5cm x 15cm
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques- 60 - Front
60 – Fontaine du XVIe S. (La Basse Fontaine)
Slight variation on back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 60 Back
60 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques- 60 - Back
60 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 67 Front
67 – Frêne planté sous François 1er en 1538
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real-Photo - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 822 - Front
822 – Fontaine du Peyra
Postmarked and dated April 20, 1962
67 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Real-Photo - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 822 - Back
822 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 822 - Front
822 – Fontaine du Peyra
Postmarked and dated 1959
Oversized card – 10.5cm x 15cm
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 846 Front
846 – Rue Pisani
Oversized card – 10.5cm x 15cm
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 822 - Back
822 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 846 Back
846 – Back