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Posted 4 years ago


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I found this cloth napkin or place mat tucked inside a box in my dad's garage among some old paintings and antiques.

I do not know if it is antique itself... seeking information on possible age, purpose, and origin.


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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    It's written in French but not clear enough for me to read in my Alabamese-French. Those are apples on the tree & in the cart & Orleans is mentioned.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    I can barely read but agree with fifties . They are peddlers shouting out . I can read in French Achetes mas "purchase my " and then can't make out next word . I also see a few words that look like they are in Creole . Nice piece !
  3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    and I believe " falourde" is French for a bundle or bunch of anything; also a bundle of material. It is not a term we use today is all I will say on it :-) I am sure we have some people who read French well that can tell you more and or correct my memory of French .
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    The language used in the U.N. Council is French. I've wondered before if maybe that's why the world is so screwed-up now!
  5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Is it the really Blunder ? I have forgot who is head of UN now ?
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    French has always been their official language as I recall, because it scared me when I read/heard that.
  7. lostone777, 4 years ago
    Thanks for all of the comments so far. Please keep them coming! :)

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