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RPPC Madame Delait the Bearded Lady

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This is a fantastic photo postcard dated circa 1905 of Madame Delait of France. According to the all-knowing Wikipedia:

"Clémentine Delait (5 March 1865 – 5 April 1939) was a French bearded lady who kept a café.

Clémentine Delait and her husband kept a café in Thaon-les-Vosges, in Lorraine, France. According to later accounts, Clémentine Delait visited a carnival, saw a bearded woman with some stubble and boasted that she could grow a better beard herself. Her husband bet 500 francs to back her.

The bet attracted many more customers to the Delaits' café and they changed the name to Le Café de La Femme a Barbe, "The café of the Bearded Woman". Delait also sold photographs of herself."

Madame Delait is quite a character and I encourage you to Google her to read more about her delightful history. Postcard is in very good vintage condition.

PLEASE NOTE: For some reason my scanner sliced off the right and bottom edges of this card. You should know that no print/type is cut off in the original.

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Dec 19, 2017 by mzbee

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