Opposite the first Cafe de Paris, Boulevard des
Opposite the first Cafe de Paris, Boulevard des Italiens, 1845. Two bearded dandies in redingotes and top hats watch a woman in long riding dress side-saddle on a horse. The cafe was one of several popular restaurants on the boulevard. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V. after an illustration by Francois Courboin from Octave Uzanne's Fashion in Paris, William Heinemann, London, 1898
Occupying German position in the Somme area 1917
During the spring of 1917 the German forces on the Western Front vountarily retired from the positions in the Somme at Serre, which they had defended with such stubborness in 1916, to the famous Hindenburg line, an intricate system of heavily fortified trenches between the Vimy Ridge on the north and the Chemin des James ridge in the south. In the back ground of the photograph there is a sign saying "Old Hun line".
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Grand chemin de la posterite
Grand chemin de la posterite. Print showing a procession of French artists and writers as caricatured by Benjamin Roubaud. Those depicted are: Hugo, T. Gauthier, Cassagnac, Francis Wey, Paul Fouchae, Eugene Sue, A. Dumas, La Martine, Souliae, Balzac, Alf de Vigny, Viennet, Kar, Monsieur Ancelot, Madam Ancelot, Goslan, Germ. Delavigne, Mery, Scribe, Bayard, Melesville, Dupin, Rosier, Lauzanne, Duvert, P. de Kock, Rochefort, Varin, dit musard, Masson, Dumersan, Le critique Marie, Le maelancolique Briffaut, Desnoyer, Altaroche, Rolle, critique caelibataire, Guinot (Pierre Durand), Alb. Clerc. carillonneur charivarique, Albaeric second, premier du nom, Hte. Lucas, Viardot, l'Espagnol de Paris. Date between 1840 and 1847
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