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It seems that back then postcards were also used to spread some news, like here. This one depicts President Raymond Poincaré in Lyon in May 1914, a few weeks before WW1.

And with this postcard, I’m getting ready to hop on a “horse carriage” (well, actually a plane) and wave you goodbye for a few weeks, as I will most likely be more or less without the Internet for a while.

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David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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  5 Responses to “Presidential Visit in Lyon, May 1914”

  1. Bon voyage !
    (in french, by a french).

  2. Good luck on your trip! (That seemed to me like a silly thing to say until I read about the Air France issue…) All my best wishes. Looking forward to hearing all about it. : )

  3. Thank you to both of you. :-)
    Let’s hope Air France doesn’t screw my trip (I’m with them for just one tiny bit of the trip, so let’s keep our fingers crossed). I hated them already, this was the last straw I think.

  4. Safe journey – and have fun.
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