Giverny. Postcards from 1900.... Views of the village
Happy cows which benefitted from fatty grass of the meadow
House & Workshop of Claude Monet.
The property of Claude Monet such as it was presented before the first world war.
Boat. Sight on Epte.
Soldiers in “goguette“ close of the station
Old Hotel Restaurant Baudy.
Much multitude to the Baudy Hotel at the beginning of spring in the years 1930. The good expensive one and the environment of the establishment explained this multitude. How to resist this menu of supper to the midnight supper of Christmas 1930 : soup, oysters of clear, lobster in bellevue, turkey stuffed with chestnuts, Baudy pie, salad mimosa, cheese and fruits then bends frozen. Jazz band. 2 days of rejoicings and 3 meals for 100 Frs/p.
Narrow streets and old flint and stone walls
Washerwoman on Epte
Just opposite the mill of Cossy, the lavender fields are affairaient near heaps of linen. The inns of the village and the many visitors of the time gave activity to the washerwoman of the village. The passage of train PACY-GISORS stopped hardly their secret meetings...
The Rose House.
Gone back to 1913, this postcard evokes the Rose House close to the farm of “Ajoux“.
One wonders about the identity of the artist. Is it Blanche Hoschedé-Monet which with the example of his father-in-law combed on the reason. Boarding house, it tried to attract the tourists by these argument unstoppable : garden of 1 hectare, situation in full field, large veranda, cooks famous and... electricity.
The first postcards of Giverny travelled since 1900. That representing the old bridge which spans Epte border between the Island of France and Normandy is known under multiple alternatives. Too much narrow for a growing circulation it was replaced during years 1980...
Then two courts of tennis attracted the enthusiasts. An installation undoubtedly dependent on the frequentation Anglo-Saxon and well in advance over its time in France. Stanton Young, resident with the Mill of Chennevières will animate this activity.
“Le Rendez-vous des Touristes“.
The list is long owners of this coffee-grocer. E Garden, one of them named “Le Rendez-vous des Touristes“. High place of meetings between givernois and visitors, it is photographed as of the first years 1900, exploited by J Legrand. Let us enjoy the writing with the back of this postcard : Germaine Hoschedé, daughter-in-law of Claude Monet with a friend of Turin : "the cars are rare here, alas !!! ".