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Initialed in the lithographic stone.
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Quelle nouvelle dans le journal?.... 1859
English: - Any news in the papers?
- They just said they have seen some crocodiles in Rouen swimming up the Seine!
- Damn it... they surely must have arrived in Paris already... and I was just about to go swimming.
Lithograph, published in Le Charivari, initialed in the lithographic stone
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
While this image could be interpreted as a satire on the hazards of swimming in the Seine, it is also lambasting Parisian newspapers, which were infamous for printing “canards,” or false news stories, as a way of maintaining readership on slow news days.