Saturday, February 6, 2010

La Poste and the Beret

Where else but in France would postmen (and women) wear a beret?

Over the years, the Postie's berets (and badges) have changed quite a bit and thanks to Anne-Cécile Celimon, assistant-curator of the beautiful Musee de la Poste in Paris, I got a nice overview of the various models. From top to bottom: Postman 1961-1977, Post woman 1960's, Unknown period, Postman 1978-1988 and last a beret of an army postman.


  1. Dear Daan,
    Your blog is very good and detailed. Also I am very pleased to see all our berets on your blog, however I am not the curator but just the assistant curator, the curator is Pascal Rabier, could you correct it.
    Thank you very much,
    Anne-Cécile Celimon

  2. Done. Thank you for your nice comments.