Even better were other series that told a story, e.g. an illustrated short story arranged over a set 6 cards. Very popular in WW1 days in Germany and Austria.
Also popular were postcard puzzles / installment cards (see card illustrated at bottom of page), some arranged by up to 12 or even more cards, all together forming a completely new picture. These are hard to find nowadays, completely. Usually you have some missing.
Also found are (jigsaw) series consisting of 4 to 6 card for birthdays, anniversaries and similar events. They form sayings like “Hoch soll er leben!” A single card from such a series is illustrated at bottom of page.
Publishers were imaginative indeed!
Below an interesting French card that demonstrates the common use of slightly varied views in postcard series clearly.
It is full with interesting details. Please look at the (complete?) card series displayed on the wall behind the boy in sunday dress and cigarette? Appear to be mostly photographic cards, the same person(s) over and over again, in slightly different pose. Were collectors back then so easy to please?
Seen can be also a certificate of the I.C.C.P. (lower right part of the image). The initials stood for the ppc collecting society ‘Intermédiaire Collectionneurs Cartes Postales Illustrées’.
I interpret the roman IX. prefix in caption line as card no. 9 in a series of? At lower right corner of the picture a ‘A.S.’ is found which does not look like being part of the illustrated card. Guess it are the initials of the anonymous French publisher. This nice card was postally used within France in 1903.