The interaction of soldiers and civilians in a Paris besieged by Prussian forces between 1870 and 1871 is captured in a series of remarkable publiications of caricatures and cartoons that highlight the political role of the military in time of war.

These were collected by Edwin Child, a British seed merchant who was present in Paris during the episode.

Date

1871

Specific Place(s)

Paris

Specific keywords

caricature, cartoon

Archive reference

Child E/21

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