Around the turn of the century a number of European companies produced postcards with mandolin themes. Women and children were the most popular models.
The Mandolin Cafe collection (60 in all) reproduced here is simply for your viewing pleasure. Most of these contain dates between 1900 and 1920.
All images shown here are from postcards owned by the Mandolin Cafe.
Thanks to UK based mandolinist Germain Mesureur for translating into English the text that appears on these postcards: 13-17, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31, 36, 40 & 42.
All images in this collection are ©Mandolin Cafe and may not be used in print media or displayed on the web without written permission.
Special thanks to the Mandolin Cafe's primary business partners.