Deux sieges de paris volume of drawings depicting Paris during the siege, 1870-1871. From the collection of Edwin Child who was trapped in the city during the siege. He volunteered for the Garde Nationale de la Seine, Nov 1870-Feb 1871 and returned to England after the lifting of the siege.
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…