Blason des communes, départements et régions de France
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Henri Cartier-BressonFrench, 1908-2004
Midnight On a New York Subway, Bound for Harlem, 1956

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
French, 1908-2004

Midnight On a New York Subway, Bound for Harlem, 1956

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'Louis le Traître lis ta Sentence' . Louis the Traitor, read your sentence: an arm holding a quill pen emerges through a wall on which it writes. 1793 Etching and aquatint (manière de lavis)

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'Louis le Traître lis ta Sentence' . Louis the Traitor, read your sentence: an arm holding a quill pen emerges through a wall on which it writes. 1793
Etching and aquatint (manière de lavis)

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Anna Langfus

Anna Langfus (born Anna-Regina Szternfinkiel in Lublin on January 2, 1920; died May 12, 1966 in Paris) was an award-winning Polish/French author. She was also a concentration camp survivor. She won the Prix Goncourt in 1962 for Les bagages de sable (translated as “The Lost Shore”), which concerns a concentration camp survivor.

Anna Langfus

Anna Langfus (born Anna-Regina Szternfinkiel in Lublin on January 2, 1920; died May 12, 1966 in Paris) was an award-winning Polish/French author. She was also a concentration camp survivor. She won the Prix Goncourt in 1962 for Les bagages de sable (translated as “The Lost Shore”), which concerns a concentration camp survivor.

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Guyane, carte de Guyane, XVIIIe siècle 

The French tried to create a colony in French Guiana in the 18th century in conjunction with its settlement of some other Caribbean islands.

Guyane, carte de Guyane, XVIIIe siècle

The French tried to create a colony in French Guiana in the 18th century in conjunction with its settlement of some other Caribbean islands.

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Relief carving of Eve, formerly part of the lintel of the north transept portal, Saint-Lazare, Autun, Burgundy, France. Carved by Gislebertus in 1130 CE. Currently in the collections of the Musée Rolin, Autun, France. Image taken from ARTstor.

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Relief carving of Eve, formerly part of the lintel of the north transept portal, Saint-Lazare, Autun, Burgundy, France. Carved by Gislebertus in 1130 CE. Currently in the collections of the Musée Rolin, Autun, France. Image taken from ARTstor.

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Un livre français relié en peau humaine retrouvé à Harvard

You can directly go to the English article here. The book references on the Harvard library website can be found here.

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[Personnage en tenue de camouflage [?] posant en atelier] : [photographie] / [non identifié]
Character in a military camouflage [?]

[Personnage en tenue de camouflage [?] posant en atelier] : [photographie] / [non identifié]

Character in a military camouflage [?]

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Gallery of great French officers (pt. 2), Imagerie Pellerin, 1860.

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Oddity of the Week: The Comte de Saint Germain
The Comte de Saint Germain was a European courtier, with an interest in science and the arts. He achieved prominence in European high society of the mid-1700s. In order to deflect inquiries as to his origins, he would invent fantasies, such as that he was 500 years old, leading Voltaire to ironically dub him “The Wonderman”.
His birth and background are obscure, but towards the end of his life he claimed that he was a son of Prince Francis II Rákóczi of Transylvania. 
Myths, legends and speculations about St. Germain began to be widespread in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and continue today. They include beliefs that he is immortal, the Wandering Jew, an alchemist with the “Elixir of Life”, a Rosicrucian, and that he prophesied the French Revolution. 
The Wandering Jew is a figure from medieval Christian mythology whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century. 
The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer’s indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, while sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate’s estate.
He is said to have met the forger Giuseppe Balsamo (alias Cagliostro) in London and the composer Rameau in Venice. Some groups honor Saint Germain as a supernatural being called an Ascended Master.
Madame Blavatsky and her pupil, Annie Besant, both claimed to have met the Count who was traveling under a different name.

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Oddity of the Week: The Comte de Saint Germain

The Comte de Saint Germain was a European courtier, with an interest in science and the arts. He achieved prominence in European high society of the mid-1700s. In order to deflect inquiries as to his origins, he would invent fantasies, such as that he was 500 years old, leading Voltaire to ironically dub him “The Wonderman”.

His birth and background are obscure, but towards the end of his life he claimed that he was a son of Prince Francis II Rákóczi of Transylvania.

Myths, legends and speculations about St. Germain began to be widespread in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and continue today. They include beliefs that he is immortal, the Wandering Jew, an alchemist with the “Elixir of Life”, a Rosicrucian, and that he prophesied the French Revolution.

The Wandering Jew is a figure from medieval Christian mythology whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century.

The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer’s indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, while sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate’s estate.

He is said to have met the forger Giuseppe Balsamo (alias Cagliostro) in London and the composer Rameau in Venice. Some groups honor Saint Germain as a supernatural being called an Ascended Master.

Madame Blavatsky and her pupil, Annie Besant, both claimed to have met the Count who was traveling under a different name.

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