1. Creator/Author:
  2. A. Darjoy (3)

L'Amerique en morceaux / America in pieces

Creator:
A. Darjoy
Location:
Paris, France
Origin Date:
1832-1900
Materials:
paper, print
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0687
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This is a piece of a page cut out from the French publication, "Le Charivari," page 341. It features a political cartoon where a Native American sits on the ground, surrounded by miniature doll-like soldier figures and an American flag. A sign is erected behind him, reading "Ameriques". He looks towards a heavy-set, white gentleman, dressed formally, who looks on the situation through his monocle. The dialogue printed below reads: - Eh bien! Arrivez-vous a les reaccommoder. - L'Amerique - Ils sont un peu demolis, mais les morceaux en sont bons. Translation: - Ah good! You've arrived to mend them. - America - They are a bit broken, but the pieces are good.