Pic of the Week (#123) - "See you soon. Lots of Love - Cécile" (France, 1933)

Every Friday The Psychogenealogist shares a "Pic of the Week." The intent is to encourage thought and imagination about the spaces where psychology, genealogy, and history converge.

Here is a beautiful French postcard showing a young woman in a green and gold dress and holding a bouquet of purple flowers. She has a stunning gaze.


I have no idea who the woman on the postcard is. It does not appear to have been mailed, but there is a French inscription on the back. It is dated September 11, 1933.


I sent this postcard along with some others for some professional translation. Here are the results.


Here are some questions to consider as you think about this postcard.


  • Who is Cécile and what is her story?

  • Who is she writing to and what is their relation?

  • Who is Louis?

  • Do you think the translation is an accurate one?

  • Is Louis on military “leave”?

  • Who are Yda and Denise and what are their stories?

  • Who do you think is depicted on the front of the postcard?

  • What do you think, wonder, and feel as you look at the postcard and read the words?

I would love to hear your thoughts about these questions or other ideas that occur to you about the postcard. Please feel to leave a comment below!

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