St Nicholas’ cap
Early XXth century
Collection : Musée national des arts et traditions populaires (MNATP), Paris, France
Photograph : MNATP
Stamped postcard on which a fabric cap is pasted.
Cards like this were sent to young men who were not married by the age of 25 on the 25th of
December. This tradition is similar to the one for girls linked to St Catherine. The caption says,
Whoever receives this will be married within the year; on the back of the card is the Hope it
brings you happiness.