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Translations in the Common Language

Traductions en langues vulgaires

Artist: Paul Gavarni (1804 - 1866) Primary
Artist: Jean Ernest Aubert (active 1824 - 1906) Printer
19th century
Dimensions: 8.66 in. (22 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.247
Not on view.

The text beneath the image reads: "Anatole! analole! Voici trois jours que je ne vous ai vu; trois jours! Mon ami bein aimé venez a soir à L'Opéra, je tâcherai de vous, dire óu nous pourrons nous voir demain.... Ordre de Service M. Anatole demeurant rue____ No. __ se rendra le 24 aout à 9 heures précises du doir à L'opéra. En grande tenue d'été pour aller de la monter sa garde au poste qui lui sera désigné. A Paris , le 24 Aout 1840. Le service est personnel; ne peuvent se faire remplacer que le père parle fils, le frère parle frère, l'oncle parle oncle, le cousin parle cousin, l;ami par l'am, et coetera; et rèciproquement."

This translates to:
"Anatole! Anatole! It is three days since I saw you; three days! my beloved friend come to the Opera in the evening, I will try to tell you where we can see each other tomorrow.....Class Service M. Anatole residing in the street ____ No. __ will go on August 24 at 9 sharp from the dormitory to the opera. In full summer dress to fo to stand guard at the post that will be assigned to him. From Paris, the 24th of August 1840. Observations. Observations. The service is personal; can only be replaced if the father speaks to the son, the brother speaks to the brother, the uncle speaks to the uncle, the cousin speaks to the cousin, the friend speaks to the friend and reciprocally."

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