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Catalog Number 1983.120.36
Object Name Print
Accession number 1983.120
Description Print by Louis Raemaekers

Crowd of refugees on road.

Information Written on Back: No. No. 20 / 350 / (Belgian refugees to Holland) Pitty ful [sic] exodus.

Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoon History of the War, Volume 1:The First Twelve Months of War" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1918 (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/34031/34031-h/34031-h.htm)

NOTE: In many groups were to be seen old, old people, grandfathers and grandmothers of a family, and these in their shaking frailty and terror, which they could not withstand, were the more pitiable objects in the great gathering of stricken townsfolk. This pathetic clinging together of the family was one of the most affecting sights I witnessed, and I have not the slightest doubt that in the mad rush for refuge beyond the borders of their native land many family groups of this sort completely perished.

All day and throughout the night these pitiful scenes continued, and when I went down to the quayside early Thursday, when the dawn was throwing a wan light over this part of the world, I found again a great host of citizens awaiting their chance of flight.

NOTE AUTHOR: London Daily Chronicle on The Fall of Antwerp. October 11, 1914.

People Raemaekers, Louis
Subjects World War 1
Political cartoons
Artist Raemaekers, Louis
Title A Pitiful Exodus
Image size 38 x 25.5 cm