Historical information

Cafe Chantant is a type of musical establishment associated with the Belle Époque in France. The music was generally lighthearted, sometimes risqué, even bawdy but, as opposed to the cabaret tradition, not particularly political or confrontational.

This event was possibly associated with the Ballarat School of Mines as a fundraier for teh Red Cross during World War One.

Physical description

A card with silk screen design and a Red Cross