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7144-161-(1)
Lithograph of both the exterior and interior of a building. The interior features numerous chandeliers and a series of balconies open onto a festive scene. Below the picture it says: "LE BAL MASQUÉ, Fêtes données au Roi et à la Reine, par la Ville de Paris, Le 23 Janvier 1782 à l.occasion de la Naissance de Monseigneur le Dauphin"
[Masked Ball, given to the king and queen by the city of Paris, Jan. 23 1782, on the occasion of the birth of the dauphin}.
In fine print it says: " Inventé par P. L. Moreau Chev. de L'Ordre du Roi, architecte de sa Majesté Mtre général des Bâtiments de la Ville en 1782. Dessiné et gravé d'après nature par J.M.Moreau le je dessinat et grad. du Cabinet du Roi, de son acad Ale de Peint et de Sculp et celle des Sciences et Arts de Rouen. Cer. Auli de sa Mté le Roi de Prusse, etc"
[Created by P. L. Moreau, Chevalier of the Order of the King, architecte of his majesty, Master general of buildings of the city in 1782. Drawn and engraved from life by J.M. Moreau the younger, artist and graduate of the King's Cabinet and his academy of Painting and Sculpture and that of Sciences and Arts of Rouen. Certified by his majesty the king of Prussia, etc.]
On the back is an official donation card of thanks marked:
"Musee du Louvre, Paris"
In addition, the back features a small stamp that says:
"Encadrements, Dorure, Gravures, anciennes et modernes, AU CADRE LOUIS XV, Rue de Clichy, Paris, Tél Gutenberg 62-52"
[Frames, Gilding, Engravings, antique and modern, At The Framing Louis XV]

 


7144-109 [dup1]
Print of the surrender signing scene with three German officers and eleven Allied officers on opposites sides of a large table. Below picture it says:
"Reims 7 May 1945 Signature de la Capitulation Allemande, d'après le tableau de L. Jonas"
On the back there is a tag that says:
"Tableau de la Capitulation Allemande du Peintre Francais Lucien JONAS. Don fait par la Ville de Reims à la nation Américain, le 6 Avril 1946, Cette reproduction est offerte par la Ville de Reims à chacun des 49 États d'Amérique à l'occasion du ­TRAIN DE LA RECONNAISSANCE FRANÇAISE- Le 25 Novembre 1948"


7144-213
Photoprint celebrating the relationship of Saint-Die (Godmother of America), with text in Latin from 1507 and an English translation showing attribution of the name "America" to Saint-Die, Vosges, France. In the bottom right corner it is signed by the mayor of Saint-Die:
"In recognition of his acknowledgement and gratitude to the American People-The mayor of Saint-Die, s.]


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