STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Cie des Arts Photomécaniques

Manufacturer: Cie des Arts Photomecaniques – 18 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.

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

But on 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.

All postcards are from the collection of Howard Shakespeare unless otherwise noted.

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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 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 - 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 - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 55 Front
55 – Place du Grand Jardin
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 - 67 Front
67 – Place du Peyra
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 - 824 Front
824 – Vue générales – Fontaine du Peyra – Chapelle du Rosaire décorée par le Maître Henri Matisse – Place du Peyra
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 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)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 45 Front
45 – Rue Pisani
15 – 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
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 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)
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 - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 60 Back
60 – Back
67 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 846 Front
846 – Rue Pisani
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 846 Back
846 – Back
Steve and Carole in Vence