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Catalog Number 1920.1.391
Object Name Poster
Accession number 1920.1
Other number FR-Pr-4
Description Country of Origin: France
Title: Welcome of the Swiss
Artist: V. Prouve, signed and dated
Date: 1918
Size: 65 x 49.9 cm
Issuing Agency:
Medium: Lithograph, printed by Berger-Levrault, Paris-Nancy

Inscription: L'accueil de la Suisse aux rapatries / "Soudain on se precipite aux portieres. Des drapeaux rouges a croix blanche, / des drapeaux tricolores--ceux qu'on ne voit plus depuis trois ans / se balancent sur la facade grise d'une gare. Sure la quai, des infirmiers, des / infirmieres, des soldats aux hautes coiffures, une foule qui agite chapeaux / et mouchoirs......" Benjamin Valloton (partial)

Translation: The welcome of the Swiss to those who have returned. "Suddenly they throw themselves at the cariage doors. The red flags with the white cross, the tricolor flags--which they have not seen for 3 years wave over the gray facade of the station. On the quay the hospital attendants, the nurses, the soldiers in high headdress, a crowd which waves hats and handkerchiefs...." Benjamin Valloton (partial)
Date 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
Subjects World War I