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A la guerre comme a la guerre: Gueux de sauvages!
A la guerre comme a la guerre: Gueux de sauvages!
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
23.5 x 23.1 cm (image); 25.1 x 36.1 cm (sheet)
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Continent:
Europe

French sailor stands beside a cannon on shipboard, staring at a comrade in sailor's garb but with his head shaved except for a bunch of hair at the back, all his head and neck tattoed, and a ring in his nose and a nail in his lower lip. Under the cartoon we read "Rascal savages!" and beneath that, "How can God permit the arrangement thus of a poor sailor who was returning to his country to get married for love." (Virginia K. Anderson 04/10/95)