A trip to the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris
This 1989 postcard is by the artist Berthine Marceau.
The book on the chair is by Marcel Proust, "Remembrance of Things Past" (although newer translations of the classic call it "In Search of Lost Time").
"I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost." Frederick Douglass