French government-issued ration cards from the Siege of Paris
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Source: "Food during the Siege of Paris (1870-1871)," Chemins de Mémoire, accessed January 29, 2018, http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/food-during-siege-paris-1870-1871.
Three ration cards from the 1870 to 1871 Siege of Paris. One meat ration card from the 9th arrondissement (district) and two subsistence cards for bread, groceries, oil, and chocolate from the 6th arrondissement. The subsistence cards are written with street names, one with "Conti" and one with "Buci."
French translation provided by the dealer: Une carte de viande du 9e arrondissement. Deux cartes de "Subsistance" pour pain et épicerie, huile, chocolat... du 6e arrondissement: rue de Bucci et quai Conti.
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