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A la guerre comme a la guerre: Cher papa et chere maman.
A la guerre comme a la guerre: Cher papa et chere maman.
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
23.7 x 22.9 cm (image); 24.6 x 36 cm (sheet)
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Continent:
Europe

French soldier sits in the desert near some tents, writing with a quill pen on a sheet of paper, a bottle of ink on the ground beside him. Before him sits a smiling black child, perhaps 2 or 3 years old. Caption beneath the cartoon reads "Dear papa and mama". The soldier writes: "I have just this instant taken a prisoner. I have my eye on him to prevent any resistance. My comrades say he's an influential chief who would not have been a stranger to the recent eastern troubles." (Virginia K. Anderson 04/10/95)