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Maker(s):Poulbot, Francisque
Culture:French (1879-1946)
Title:Journée du poilu, Pour que papa vienne en permission, s'il vous plaît, 25 et 26 décembre 1915 organisée par le Parlement
Date Made:1915
Materials:lithograph on paper mounted on board
Place Made:Europe; France; Paris
Measurements:Mount: 46 1/2 in x 31 in; 118.1 cm x 78.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1976.82.d
Credit Line:Gift of William W. Collins (Class of 1953)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
"Day for the Poilu, Let Dad come on leave, please, December 25 and 26, 1915 organized by the Parliament."
Poilu is an informal term for a French World War I infantryman, meaning, literally, hairy one. It is still widely used as a term of endearment for the French infantry of World War I. The word carries the sense of the infantryman's typically rustic, agricultural background. Beards and bushy moustaches were often worn.

World War, 1914-1918; children

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