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Drawing
7144-53 [dup14]
Pencil and crayon drawing of the interior of a provincial home on construction paper. On the back it says:
"Intérieur Béarnais" , "Claude Taye -- Orphelin -- Orphelinat St Louis, 67 rue de Sèvres, Paris 6e"

 Watercolor  7144-161-(2)
Watercolor painting of the cathedral of Chartres that is signed by the artist, "David Faure, 1943." There is a typed sheet of paper in the right corner that says:
'Amis Américains, Ceci est l'expression de notre profonde reconnaissance et respectueuse Amitié envers le Peuple Américain. Que Notre Dame de Chartres Bénisse la Maison qui reçevra cette Aquarelle, exécutée par un Peintre de talent, et qui reproduit exactement la Cathédrale de Chartres dans sa majesté et son admirable élégance.
[American friends this is an expression of our deep recognition & respectful friendship towards the American people. That our Lady of Chartres blesses this house which will receive this watercolor executed by a painter of talent & which reproduces exactly the Cathedral of Chartres in its magesty & its admirable elegance. ]


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup13]
Watercolor painting of the Reconnaissance and Train de l'amitie. There is an official school stamp that says:
"Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité"
On the back it says: "Monique Mulle"


Drawing
7144-53 [dup 7]
Drawing of a finely detailed ship and aircraft between France and America. There is an official school stamp that says:
"Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité"
On the back it says: "Jeanine Chevalier, classe de 3eme"


Watercolor
7144-53
Watercolor painting of the official emblem of the city of Paris. Above the emblem it says:
"Les élèves de l'école de la Trinité, 16 Rue de Milan, remercient les amis Américains pour leur générosité".
[The pupils of the school of La Trinité thank the American friends for their generosity]. Under the emblem is the motto of Paris, in Latin, that says: "Fluctuat Nec Mergitur"
[It moves, but it does not sink].
On the back it is signed "G."


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup15]
Watercolor painting on yellow construction paper with a Catholic calendar for the year 1949 stapled to it.


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup2]
Watercolor painting of a large ship between France and America with a rainbow connecting the two countries. There is a school stamp that says:
"Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité"
On the back it says: "Colette Vallet, élève de 4ième, Ecole de la Trinité, Paris 9ième".


Watercolor 7144-53 [dup9]
Watercolor painting of the ship Reconnaissance with a French flag in the rear. There is a school stamp that says:
"Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité."
On the back it says: "Bredoux Lucienne, Elève de 3e."


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup6]
Watercolor painting of a ship crossing from France to the United States. There is a school stamp that says:
"Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité."
On the back it says: "A. Raynal, élève de[cut off]"


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup5]
Watercolor painting of a grey airplane between the United States and France. There is a school stamp that says:
"Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité."
On the back it says: "Janine Chifrine, classe de 3ème."

  Drawing 7144-53 [dup4]
Crayon drawing of La Trinité church and a little girl in a school uniform holding French and American flags. Beneath the church it says:
"merci de nous avoir envoyèr tant de chose Eliane", "merci petit amériquin, 5 ans _ anne marie, Marie Thérèse 6 ans, Je vous remercie petites soeurs d'amerique, Jacqueline 8 ans, Michèle, claudette 6 ans, merci monique 6 ans, josette 8 ans"
There is a school stamp on the lower left that says: "Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité."
On the back of the page it says: "merci peti frère colette 6ans édemi, geneviève 5 ans _, je vous remési vous petits garçon damérique Françoise 7 ans, je suis bien content de tout ce que vous nous avé doné Chantal 7 ans, mersi monique 7 ans, Josette 9 ans, Joëlle 6 ans, aline 8 tans, merci Hervé 6 ans, Danielle 7 ans, mersi Claude 6 ans, ginette 7 ans, merci catherine 7 ans, francine 7 ans, françoise 6 ans, catherine, vive les petits américains, merci" (detail on back of drawing)


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup1]
Watercolor painting of two hands clasped in a handshake between France and America. There is a school stamp that says:
"Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité."
On the back it says: "Monique Lavaud, Classe de 3eme."


Drawing
7144-54 [dup2]
Graphite and crayon drawing of two single-engine airplanes going in opposite directions. The name of the artist, Kadzielawa Nicolas, is in the upper right hand corner.


Watercolor
7144-54 [dup1]
Watercolor painting of the shield of Paris with writing above it that says:
"LES _LEVES DE L'_COLE DE LA TRINIT_ REMERCIENT BEAUCOUP LEURS FRÈRES AMERICAINS"
[The students of the School of the Trinity thank their American brothers very much]
On the boat is written the motto of Paris: "FLUCTUANTNEC MERGITUR"
[It floats but doesn't sink].
There is a school stamp that says: "Paris. 9e, 16, Rue de Milan, Ecole de la Trinité."



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