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A la guerre comme a la guerre: C'est une fleche empoisonne.
A la guerre comme a la guerre: C'est une fleche empoisonne.
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
24.6 x 23.9 cm (image); 24.9 x 36.2 cm (sheet)
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Europe

Soldier stands with worried expression, holding out his left arm which has been pierced through by an arrow. In the background shadowy figures pose with bows and arrows. Soldier's senior officer puffs on his pipe and explains: "If the poison is of first quality, you will become green, yellow, black, then you will explode like a bomb. If, on the contrary, the poison is of poor quality, you will only be paralyzed in half of your body." Caption under cartoon reads "It's a poisoned arrow." (Virginia K. Anderson 04/10/95)