On the reverse of the card it says
LA BELLE EPOQUEThe card was published in France but was mailed in England in 1986.
Cherchez la tête nue?
Look for the head without a hat
Before you rush off to examine the card in detail, let me tell you what I found out about La Belle Epoque. It was a time of great optimism in Europe, a golden age that lasted from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the First World War in 1914. It was a time of luxury living for a select few.
At the time it was very much frowned upon to go out bare-headed. This wasn't confined only to wealthy women; it was the normal way. So I'd be surprised if you find a bare head amongst this crowd. I would say it was fairly early on in the era because after about 1910, women's hats became more and more extravagant. In this picture there are plenty of feathers but that's about all.
The only question remains, where can they be?
This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy.