Chocolate Cards (Le Royal)
1 French card picturing The Fox and the Grapes in a human scene of a poor father condemning jewelry before his daughter. Le Royal Chocolat. Lavril & Cie, Saint-Aquilin de Pacy. Printer not acknowledged. 4¼" x 2½". 60 Francs from Annick Tilly, Clignancourt flea market, August, '99.
The scene of disdain at the Joaillerie is delightful, as this plaid-jacketed and bearded man puts down what he cannot have. The back is full of information, including the fact that Le Royal Chocolat won the grand price at the Bordeaux International Exposition in 1896. Royal Chocolat has created a truly hygienic chocolate! There is also a price-list, for those who want to know how little a good candy bar cost in the 1890's.