These are some French and British World War I propaganda postcards that feature bitter remarks about the German “Kultur” (“Kolossal Kultur”) that manifested itself in war atrocities, bombed cities and the theft of cultural heritage objects.
French Nationalist Jacques Bainville had proclaimed as early as in 1912: “La civilisation française est une civilisation supérieure et … la Kultur allemande n’est qu’une forme de la barbarie”.
The five foolish virgins in the foreground surely have a much better time than those wise virgins praying in the back room. Not only do they have booze and fingerfood galore, but there’s also that perennial impiousness going on: harpsichord playing!
Someone pointed out that it’s not a harpsichord, but a virginal. Well, a virginal _is_ a kind of harpsichord. Whatever.