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[Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars]

[Aristocrats digging the Champ-de-Mars]

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Print shows well-dressed aristocratic women, children, some men, and members of the clergy digging and hauling soil in wheelbarrows in a effort to transform the Champ-de-Mars into a suitable place for the festival "Fête de la Fédération" on the 14th of July 1790 to commemorate the first anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. A member of the Third Estate is standing in the lower left corner, holding a shovel; he is singing a revolutionary song "Ca ira", as bits of the song appear throughout the print. Includes lengthly text printed below the image.
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Caption: Aristocrates vous voila donc F.... le Champ de Mars / Vous f... la Pelle au C.. Aristocrates vous voila donc F.... / Nous baiserons vos femmes et vous nous baiseré le C.. / Aristocrates vous voila tous f....
Most of the phrase "Nous baiserons vos femmes et vous nous baiseré le C.." has been crossed out in ink.
Blum, 240
Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: "Representing Revolution : French & British Images, 1789-1804" at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, Sept. 15-Nov. 1, 1989.





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