Monday, September 29, 2008

Resisting pictorial cancellations at Le Chambon

In the family mail, a grand-aunt and her husband went to their usual camping in Haute-Loire. Their letter was cancelled at Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.

Surprise, one of the near-extinct pictorial cancellation resists with its part-historical, part-touristic message: "The open space / the spirit too". The second sentence reminds of the heroic past of this huguenot village whose inhabitants saved thousand of jew people during World War 2.

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