My love of playing cards found stitched into 18th century documents is constant and true.
Lately I've been finding half cards, torn in two by some thrifty soul who did not waste a scrap.
I keep hoping to find a match and be able to reunite two halves, but no luck.
This one is my favourite find.
The dark hearts.
The stab wounds from Cupid's arrow, obviously dull, though his aim was true.
The facts and figures, written on both sides.
The cost of love.
p.s. answers to a few questions ...
The Porte de Cimetière is an untouched photograph (apart from the black border), not a painting. It is the doorway to a family mausoleum in the south of France. The date above the doorway is 1904.
The dangly legs can be viewed in full right here. The piece is just over 21" x 30" and occupies a little slice of wall not much larger.
Cabinet cards are listed on Etsy, both as originals and as instant downloads for you to alter to your heart's content.