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An anonymous artist designed this postcard for “Maison E. Choiselle”, which was used as recommendation to potential clients. “À la renommée des escargots” denoting that their snails were famous. The card was made at the beginning of the 20th century in France [1].

PUB ESCARGOT annees 1900

The King of snails is here welcomed by three trumpeters (no doubt playing The sound of a snail [2]:) and preceded by a lot of congeners. Likely an apt illustration for today, when the next Prince Carnival is elected…

BTW: Very Helix-like snails with dextral shells.

[1] KTP, kh194154. Collection IM/Kharbine-Tapabor.
[2] See also doi:10.1093/mollus/eyu079.