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Three Commemorative Items of Franco-Russian Memorabilia, circa 1900

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Comprising a revolving card commemorating the Russian Imperial Couple’s visit to France in September 1901, featuring Russian Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna and the President of France, Emile Loubet reviewing French troops, with pivoting scenes of four military parades, issued by Bon Marché, 1901, framed- 7 x 5 1/4 in. (17.8 x 13.3 cm) together with two framed mementos of Russian and French expositions from 1878 and 1891. 2 ¾ x 2 ¼ in (7 x 5.7 cm) and 2 ¾ x 2 in. (7 x s 5 cm) (3) Both concerned by growing German military power, the Russian Empire and the French Republic concluded a military alliance in 1894. The agreement obligated each power to assist the other militarily should Germany attack it. The French public greeted the alliance with considerable enthusiasm, as the commemorative card suggests.

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  • Creator
    Bon Marche for larger one.
  • Place of origin
    France
  • Date of manufacture
    late 19th, early 20th century
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    2202122FDM
  • Reference number
    j2321606241698213fs

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