Paris in the Belle Époque era, ca 1896–1915: drama theatre, light-hearted operettas, most beautiful singers and actresses, cocottes, the French can-can, rough cabarets, and all the nightlife behind and beyond. The wild nineties, and the beginning of a new century! Picture postcards played an important role in this sparkling, world famous business. They were published for advertising and collecting, and to be sent to friends all over the world. The postcards were drawn by renowned artists or photographed by well-known ateliers, they were miniature versions of famous posters, or hand-tinted and glittered pieces of luxury... A cultural treasure for posterity!