The Hero Has Four Legs Card
Published weekly from 1915 to 1920, La Baionnette was a French satirical newspaper aimed at the country's World War I soldiers. It featured colourful artwork both on covers and inside pages, as well as black and white illustrations, short stories, cartoons, commentaries and articles. It was originally created by cartoonist Henri Maigrot and takes it's name from the bayonet and the phrase "a bayonet charge". La Baionnette was the perfect vehicle for the publishers to vent their opinions on the war, using biting caricatures and commentary to denounce the enemy and support the morale of French servicemen.
This cover from 14 June 1917 is by artist Jacques (Lehmann) Nam who was also a prolific contributor to other journals of the same era including Le Sourire and La Vie Parisienne. This caption reads: "The hero has four legs".
170mm x 125mm
Cellophane wrapped with white envelope
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