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31
Aug

Salzburg vom Mönchsberg

Salzburg2

Postcard from the Collection of the Blogger

31
Aug

LES ONDES (27 July 1941) – Cover

LesOndes

From the Collection of the Blogger

31
Aug

“Eccentricità velocipedistiche”

velocipede

triciclo-tandem

Published in La Domenica del Corriere (27 August 1899)

From the Collection of the Blogger

31
Aug

“17. A Turkish Sitting Room, Algeria”

TurkishSittingRoom

Postcard from the Collection of the Blogger

28
Aug

MORIZ ROSENTHAL IN WORD AND MUSIC (2006)

Rosenthal(Back)

Dust Jacket (Back)

Book from the Collection of the Blogger

25
Aug

Seven Marsupials

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No. 6 is the “Tasmanian Tiger” or “Tasmanian Wolf.”

australianmuseum.net.au/the-thylacine

25
Aug

Irene Castle Treman

Irene

Irene Castle (née Foote) and her first husband, Vernon Castle ( Blyth), were the foremost ballroom dancers on stage and on film of the 1910s. Vernon was killed in a plane crash in 1918, and the following year Irene married Robert Treman. The photograph below was taken upon her return to the United States–from France–in 1923.

From the Collection of the Blogger

20
Aug

Léonide Leblanc, Actress and Courtesan

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Not Later than 1873

From the Collection of the Blogger

14
Aug

France – Timbre – Coq de Decaris

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Numéro rouge au verso: 290

From the Collection of the Blogger

9
Aug

Edouard Drumont

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Drumont, author of La France juive and founder of the anti-Semitic daily La Libre Parole, was one of the most poisonous figures in the Dreyfus Affair. Why he was represented as a vendeuse de violettes on this postcard is difficult to say in the absence of further information (the name of the artist, the publisher of the postcard, …). Possibly Drumont’s selling of flowers, which customarily was done by a girl or a young woman à l’époque (G. B. Shaw’s Eliza Doolittle, for instance), was meant to prefigure his selling of newspapers. Wrote Wordsworth: “The Child is father of the Man.” If the image originated with a fellow anti-Dreyfusard, it could have been meant to suggest that La Libre Parole, like a violet, was a symbol of truth, renewal, loyalty, …

An excellent resource for information about the Dreyfus Affair:

http://www.dreyfus.culture.fr

Postcard from the Collection of the Blogger