Cartomancy in France, historical artwork

Cartomancy in France, historical artwork

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Caption: Cartomancy in France. Historical artwork of a woman telling the fortune of another woman by holding her hand and consulting playing cards (cartomancy). They are watched by a man and an owl. A sand timer is at lower right. This artwork, by French illustrator George Barbier (1882–1932), was published in the December 1924 Christmas (Noel) issue of the French weekly newspaper 'L'Illustration'.

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