French cut-outs - Historical notes

"d'Epinal prints"

French populary pictures printed from 1760 to 1914 are named under this designation. There are several other french pictures publishers than Pellerin:

Success of cardmodels in Germany in 1830 was noted by french publishers like Pellerin. It seems that first french Pellerin cardmodels were printed around 1860 and the last in 1937. A new small architectural serie was printed by the company L'Imagerie d'Épinal SA between 1980 and 1990.

You find here the first compilation of Pellerin cutouts (named "les constructions ou découpages") from my research since March 2000.

Notice :

Cardmodels pictures on this website are only for example and are not copy of actual sheets.

© 1999-2001 - Pierre Gauriat - Updated July 14, 2001 - Mail: pierreg@free.fr