Friday, October 21, 2016
Woodrow Wilson in Paris
This postcard was published by "E. Le Delay, Boulevard de Sebastopol, Paris." Ernest Louis Desire Le Delay was a French photographer. He was born in 1859, and specialized in French and North African landscapes. In 1900, he founded a postcard publishing company that made both photographic and illustrated cards. During World War 1, his company produced a large number of battle scene cards with captions in both French and English. He died in 1917. His sons continued to run the company until 1930, when they declared bankruptcy.
Woodrow Wilson, of course, was President during World War 1. He was the first president to travel outside the United States during his term of office when he attended the Versailles Peace Conference.