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Choose from 10 pictures in our Steadfast collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Sultan Selim I conquering Egypt
Sultan Selim I conquering Egypt
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The Brigantine
The Brigantine
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Portrait of John of Saxony (1468-1532) by Lucas Cranach the
Portrait of John of Saxony (1468-1532) by Lucas Cranach the
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Kitchener/Punch/J Bull
Kitchener/Punch/J Bull
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WW2 - American Patriotic Postcard - Woman holding Flag
WW2 - American Patriotic Postcard - Woman holding Flag
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WW2 - Comic Postcard - Can it be true? Churchill Quote
WW2 - Comic Postcard - Can it be true? Churchill Quote
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The motto of Paris - WWI - Propaganda - Patriotism
The motto of Paris - WWI - Propaganda - Patriotism
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Sultan Selim I (The Grim) - leader of the Ottoman Turks
Sultan Selim I (The Grim) - leader of the Ottoman Turks
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Spain (1814). La valiente, fiel y constante
Spain (1814). La valiente, fiel y constante
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Hans Andersens Fairy Tales
Hans Andersens Fairy Tales
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The motto of Paris - WWI - Propaganda - Patriotism Featured Print

The motto of Paris - WWI - Propaganda - Patriotism

Flutuat nec mergitur'. This phrase is the motto of Paris, France, and is translated as "Il est agite °ar les vagues, et ne sombre pas" or in English "She is tossed by the waves but does not sink". This motto is present in the city coat of arms depicting a ship floating on a rough sea. Both motto and city arms have their origins in the river Seine boatsman's corporation; this powerful hanse ruled the city's trade and commerce as early as the Roman era. It is used on this WWI-era postcard to denote the French resolve in the face of German hostility and also the efforts (ultimately successful at great cost) to prevent German advance to Paris. Date: 1914

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection