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Actualites: Mousu Dumas! troun-de-lair! Je vous ai fait recevoir.....
Actualites: Mousu Dumas! troun-de-lair! Je vous ai fait recevoir.....
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
22.1 x 27.5 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Acquisition Date:
1938-09-21

The grossly-negroid featured Alexandre Dumas sits at a table, greeting a heavy man in work clothes and a huge pack on his back. The man speaks in a patois that is difficult to understand: "Mr. Dumas, I damn well was able to make you a dockworker in Marseille; you should damn well do me a favor in Paris." "Make you a dockworker in Paris?" asks Dumas. "Not at all," the man grins, "a literary man as I understand....well, damn it!...." (Virginia K. Anderson 10/08/93)