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Anonymous. Congé Définite De Bandinguet. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 12, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/roman/item/134.

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Anonymous. Congé Définite De Bandinguet. Franco-Prussian War and Paris Commune Caricatures. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/roman/item/134

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Title Congé Définite De Bandinguet
Alternative Title Badinguet's Final Discharge
Creator (Local)
  • Anonymous
Description This is a political caricature related to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 or the Paris Commune of 1871.
Caption Caption: English translation: "Description- average height and size, clawed hands, grotesque walk, sparse hair, mercurial eyebrows, sunken eyes, dishonorable forehead, parrot-like nose, dog teeth, protruding chin, flat face, pale complexion. Specific marks/traits- reddish mark on the left cheek/left side of the face made by M. Bellanger.// In the name of the Republic- We undersigned members of the National Defense declare to drive out of the French Republic all members of the Badinguet family, who have for too long polluted the French soil with their presence, because of the misdeeds and crimes of which is guilty the abominable head of that family.// Campaigns- Rome, Crimea, Italy, Mexico, Syria, China, Rhine.// Wounds- Bullet wound received in Italy by an Austrian; a sudden piece of shrapnel received in the lower parts of the body; crisis by the genital tracts.// Pension- 1 million 500,000 francs.// Services rendered to France by the hideous emperorn from Hortense Beauharnais and an unknown father in 1808; was enrolled in school as a mischievous idiot; since his first years, he was recognized as highly amoral, a hypocrite and a liar, driven out from France as dishonest in 1828; when in Italy, was condemned to exile by the Pope; returned to France in 1831, // conspirator and revolutionary against Louis-Philippe, organized a team of entertainers; in England was employed by the Police, robbed 2 thousand sterling pounds from a tailor. 1836 returned to France, coup d’état of Strasbourg and Boulogne, assassinated the grenadier Geoffray; was condemned to be confined for life and the Fort of Ham, 1842; killed the mason Badinguet, returned to England; 1847 robbed two millions by false papers, driven from England as a forger; returned to France in 1848, hoaxed people by naming himself President of the Republic; robbed 25 million from the Bank of France and distributed it between his accomplices; in a nocturne ambush, 12,000 died, 150 representatives were arrested, Charlet and his companions were executed in the dungeon; orgy at the Presidential hall where eleven young girls were raped; married the shameless Theba; poisoned the Camerata, 1853; Crimea expedition, shared his plunder with his accomplices; 1856, War in Italy without cause or reason; 1857, War in Mexico, extorted Juarez to pay his 75 million debt owed to the [Jocker banker?]; second expedition to Rome; Mentana affair, 1867; assassination of Victor Noir by Pierre Bonaparte; 1870, declaration of war on Prussia, knowing that France could not defend itself; finally, a worthy culmination of his many crimes and infamy, the shameful and cowardly capitulation of Sedan."
Inscription Description- average height and size, clawed hands, grotesque walk, sparse hair, mercurial eyebrows, sunken eyes, dishonorable forehead, parrot-like nose, dog teeth, protruding chin, flat face, pale complexion. Specific marks/traits- reddish mark on the left cheek/left side of the face made by M. Bellanger.// In the name of the Republic- We undersigned members of the National Defense declare to drive out of the French Republic all members of the Badinguet family, who have for too long polluted the French soil with their presence, because of the misdeeds and crimes of which is guilty the abominable head of that family.// Campaigns- Rome, Crimea, Italy, Mexico, Syria, China, Rhine.// Wounds- Bullet wound received in Italy by an Austrian; a sudden piece of shrapnel received in the lower parts of the body; crisis by the genital tracts.// Pension- 1 million 500,000 francs.// Services rendered to France by the hideous emperor! Born from Hortense Beauharnais and an unknown father in 1808; was enrolled in school as a mischievous idiot; since his first years, he was recognized as highly amoral, a hypocrite and a liar, driven out from France as dishonest in 1828; when in Italy, was condemned to exile by the Pope; returned to France in 1831, // conspirator and revolutionary against Louis-Philippe, organized a team of entertainers; in England was employed by the Police, robbed 2 thousand sterling pounds from a tailor. 1836 returned to France, coup d’état of Strasbourg and Boulogne, assassinated the grenadier Geoffray; was condemned to be confined for life and the Fort of Ham, 1842; killed the mason Badinguet, returned to England; 1847 robbed two millions by false papers, driven from England as a forger; returned to France in 1848, hoaxed people by naming himself President of the Republic; robbed 25 million from the Bank of France and distributed it between his accomplices; in a nocturne ambush, 12,000 died, 150 representatives were arrested, Charlet and his companions were executed in the dungeon; orgy at the Presidential hall where eleven young girls were raped; married the shameless Theba; poisoned the Camerata, 1853; Crimea expedition, shared his plunder with his accomplices; 1856, War in Italy without cause or reason; 1857, War in Mexico, extorted Juarez to pay his 75 million debt owed to the [Jocker banker?]; second expedition to Rome; Mentana affair, 1867; assassination of Victor Noir by Pierre Bonaparte; 1870, declaration of war on Prussia, knowing that France could not defend itself; finally, a worthy culmination of his many crimes and infamy, the shameful and cowardly capitulation of Sedan.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871--Caricatures and cartoons
  • Paris (France)--History--Commune, 1871--Caricatures and cartoons
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • France
Genre (AAT)
  • caricatures
Language French
Physical Description Hand-colored lithograph with extensive text
Type (DCMI)
  • Image
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location Drawer 4, Item 548
Original Collection Alvin Romansky Franco-Prussian War and Paris Commune Caricatures
Digital Collection Franco-Prussian War and Paris Commune Caricatures
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/roman
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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