Chocolate Cards (Besnier)
1 French card, "Le Singe du Buffon," from Chocolat Besnier, Le Mans. Just over 2¾" x just over 4". Lith. Parisienne, Rue Courbeau, Paris. Unknown source, August, '01.
This full-color portrait-formatted card has an image framed with a blue line, with four gold-and-blue corners like old photo-holders from albums. It is marked "1", and has its title on the picture side. The verso is given completely to advertising Besnier's chocolate. The boldest boast is "1re Marque Française."