Late 1800s-early 1900's real photo postcards made from more candid images of real people. Not models & not in a studio. The top card is French, the others are American.
All French postcards, 2 real photo (RPPC), & one illustrated. Top card is from the 1940's. bottom cards are Victorian & Edwardian.
Selection of Edwardian postcards, both illustrated & real photo. French & English. Top card is French & shows the matchmakers choice for a date. Center card is English, "he was a jolly good fellow'" with a painting of a big BUT & man being chased by an ass. Bottom card is a little girl dressed as an old woman.
The April 1 tradition in France and French-speaking Canada includes poisson d'avril (literally "April's fish"), attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed.