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Correspondance adressee a Berthe Schuster, marraine de guerre [Correspondence addressed to Berthe Schuster, war godmother]

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118974]
Identifier: MS-0736
Overview Starting in the spring of 1915, during World War I, some women in unoccupied France volunteered for the role of "war godmothers," marraines de guerre. To provide the moral support these men, so-called "war orphans," could not receive from their families, women in unoccupied areas became their pen pals. Berthe Schuster was one of these war godmothers and lived during the war on 51 Malakoff Avenue in Paris. This collection includes 124 pieces of correspondence, including illustrated letters,...

Eugène Rosambeau lithograph, depicting female soldiers of “Les Amazones de la Seine”

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151034438071], Folder: 17
Identifier: MS-0813
Overview This collection consists of an original color lithograph entitled “Les Amazones de la Seine,” created and signed by Eugéne Morsabeau Rosambeau in 1870. The print depicts a group of a dozen Prussian soldiers brought to surrender by members of the “Amazones de la Seine,” a French female military faction during the Siege of Paris (1870-1871).

French or German "Naughty Hold-to-the-light" cards

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0705
Overview Copied from dealer description: [Erotic Art] A Set of 8 1920s French or German Naughty 'Hold-to-the-Light' Cards. An interesting set of 8 'hold-to-the-light' cards with French & German instructions stamped at the top, featuring ladies in various states of undress doing various things with various props. One features Josephine Baker in her banana dress. The effect of the hold to the light feature is oddly unimpressive. 8 cards. 3.5"x5.5". Minor soil, light wear.

Sophie Gay letters to Alexandre Guiraud

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030141711]
Identifier: MS-0772
Overview This collection is a set of six letters from French author Sophie Gay to French poet Alexandre Guiraud written in 1822. Sophie Gay was a French author born in Paris, France in 1776. Alexandre Guirard was a French poet, dramatic author, and novelist born in Paris, France 1788.