August 3, 2016

2676 FRANCE (Guadeloupe) - A saleswoman in Pointe-à-Pitre in 1905/1912

Pointe-à-Pitre was founded in the mid-17th century soon after the settlement of Guadeloupe by the French, but it was eclipsed in importance until the late 18th century by the town of Basse-Terre. In 1906 a road bridge across the Salée River replaced the existing ferry, and, favoured by its central position and harbour facilities, Pointe-à-Pitre became the chief commercial town. Even today, a visit to the town markets, colorful and lively, has a special charm.

The postcard is special, consisting of two photos (front and rear) glued to a piece of wood.

About the stamps
The last stamp belong to the definitive series Marianne de la jeunesse, about which I wrote here. The last stamp is part of the series 2014 - Hearts of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, issued on January 26, 2015.

Sender: Cătălin Frolov
Sent from Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), on 08.09.2015

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