Clairac in postcards
Originally, the cards were not illustrated: on the front the sender wrote a short text, on the back he wrote the name and address of the recipient. Then, the front side reproduced a typical view of a city, a village, a monument, and the back side was divided between the signed text and the address. It was a very popular means of correspondence; millions of cards were published and sent, allowing a quick exchange between two people, and most often to send a souvenir of a place or landscape visited. In Clairac, it was the banks of the Lot and this situation so characteristic of the abbey and the church that was the most successful, but also the temple, the squares...
Between 1900 and the 1960s, a few hundred different cqrds were published, most often by Clairac families: Clouzié, Martin, Roussannes, Vignolles… Later, the market was occupied by some national publishers.
Through these pages, la Société des amis de Clairac invites you to take a trip back in time!