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Vierge, Daniel Urrabieta. Vie Et Prouesses de Napoléon Le Petit. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/roman/item/89.

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Vierge, Daniel Urrabieta. Vie Et Prouesses de Napoléon Le Petit. Franco-Prussian War and Paris Commune Caricatures. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/roman/item/89

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Title Vie Et Prouesses de Napoléon Le Petit
Alternative Title The Life and Achievements of Napoléon Le Petit
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Vierge, Daniel Urrabieta
Description This is a political caricature related to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 or the Paris Commune of 1871. Lith. Butot Jne. Pas du Caire, 72.74 Caption: "Vient au monde Charles-Louis-Napoléon le petit, les mains en sang.// Tout petit et trapu, il se laisse battre par ses camarades.// On l'appelle poltron et il dit qu'il sera empereur.// A Rome, il se fait chef de brigands pour piller le pape.// A Strasbourg, il tente de renverser Louis Philippe au nom de l'empire.// En Suisse, il se fait naturaliser bourgeois.// A Londres, il devient l'associé de deux fameux escrocs pour voler les bons de l'Echiquier.// Il débarque á Boulogne portant une aigle vivant et criant lui-même: Vive l'empereur.// Il es pris et enfermé à la fortresse de Ham.// Il s'échappe de la prison sous les habits du maçon Badinguet.// Refugié en Angleterre, il se marie à l’écaillère Elisa Howard.// Élu Président de la République française, il jure avec grande emphase la Constitution.// Il paie ses nombreux créanciers avec la loterie des lingots d’or.// Pour couvrir les rapines de ses partisans il organise le coup d’état.// Pour mieux en assurer la réussite il ordonne de grandes fusillades.// Pour recompenser ses complices il vole 25 millions à la Banque de France.// Il extorque le vote d’empereur, Les paysans croient ingénûment que c’est Napoléon revenue de Sainte- Hélène.// Rejeté de toutes les maisons royales, il offer sa main à une aventurière, Eugénie l’espagnole.// La nouvelle épouse soufflète le bigame surpris avec Elisa l’écaillère.// Aprés Solfèrino, il pleure sur le champ de bataille et signe une paix hâtive.// Le grande agiotage du Méxique empoché, il laisse fusiller Maximillien.// A Sarrebruck, il donne le baptême du feu au petit Louis avec un bol de punch.// Il a peur à Sedan, se livre en traître, et demande en pleurs au roi de Prusse un chateau en Allemagne.// A Wilhelmshoehe, Napoléon le petit rêve en stupide le trône perdu, fumant sa cigarette. Caption (English translation): "With bloody hands, Charles-Louis-Napoleon Le Petit comes into the world.// All short and stocky, he lets himself be beaten by his classmates.// He is called a coward and says he will be emperor.// In Rome, he was made ??chief of brigands to rob/plunder the pope.// In Strasbourg, he tries to overthrow Louis-Philippe in the name of the Empire.// In Switzerland, he is naturalized citizen/he is granted citizenship.// In London, he went into partnership with two notorious crooks to steal the goods of the British Exchequer.// He landed at Boulogne with a live eagle and himself shouting: Long live the Emperor.// He was captured and imprisoned in the Ham fortress.// He escaped from prison in the clothes of the mason Badinguet.// A refugee in England, he married Eliza Howard, an oyster seller/woman.// Elected President of the French Republic, he swore the Constitution with great emphasis.// He paid his many creditors with the lottery of the gold ingots.// To cover the pillage of his supporters he organized the coup d’état.// To better ensure the success he ordered massive shootings.// To reward his accomplices he stole 25 million from the Bank of France.// He extorted the vote of Emperor (?); peasants naively believed that it was Napoleon returned from St. Helene.// Rejected by all the royal houses, he offered his hand to an adventuress, the Spanish Eugenie.// The new wife slapped the bigamist, when caught with Elisa, the oyster woman.// After Solferino, he weeped over the battlefield, and signed a hasty peace.// The great Mexican speculation snapped, he left Maximilian be shot/executed.// At Sarrebuck, he gives the baptism of fire to little Louis with a bowl of punch.// He was afraid in Sedan; he gave up as a traitor, and in tears, asked the King of Prussia for a castle in Germany.// At Wilhelmshöhe, Napoleon Le Petit foolishly dreams about the lost throne, while smoking a cigarette."
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Caricatures and cartoons
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Commune of Paris (France, 1871)
Subject.Time Period (LCSH)
  • Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • France
Genre (AAT)
  • political cartoons
Language French
Physical Description Lithograph
Type (DCMI)
  • Image
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location Drawer 4, Item 534 a.
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.
File Name roman_201203_513.jpg