Le Polichinelle. Journal Littéraire, Satirique & Illustré. Les Auteurs de la Belle Bourbonnaise, par G. LaFosse.


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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

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National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Newspaper, Colored


  • Mat: 61 × 40.6cm (24 × 16 in.)
  • Unmatted: 49.2 × 33cm (19 3/8 in. × 13 in.)


May 17, 1874

Physical Description

  • Newspaper from 1874. French version of "Punch." Front page has engraving of a parody of a balloon scene with a man's head as the balloon. The balloon/his forehead is labeled 'La Belle Bourbonnaise,' and there are musical notes coming out of the bottom of the balloon. Two men are in the gondola of the balloon, which is shaped like a tri-corner hat. The scene is hand-colored with pink, green, and nude-colored ink. The engraving is signed by G. La Fosse. The information about the newspaper and scene is at the top of the page. Three more pages to the newspaper, with text and images. Page 3 has the sheet music for 'La Belle Bourbonnaise (Deuxième Acte).'
  • France, Le Polichinelle, No. 14, 10 r. Pasquier, Paris, 1874.


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