Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, November 6, 2020

Wartime Lithographs from France

Soldiers Charging in the Moonlight
Alphonse Grebel

Civilian Deportations from the North
Jean Louis Fairground

Three Exhausted Soldiers
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen

French and Colonial Soldiers Charging
A. Tolmer and Cie

President Wilson Refereeing a Boxing Match
as War Leaders Look On
Camille Boiry

Verdun Under Fire
Albert Robida

Charles Toché

Marianne, Symbol of France, Dismissing the Grim Reaper
Lucien Jonas

Source: Library of Congress Collection


  1. Very impressive--and moving. I wonder if the one of the boxing match was a cartoon or did that match, with Wilson, really take place?

  2. loved the images very powerful in their own way.