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Pictures from Victor Hugo st Son Temps (Victor Hugo, his life and times) by Alfred Barbou (1846 – 1907), Paris, 1881.

Title: Victor Hugo et Son Temps [Victor Hugo and His Times]

Author: Barbou, Alfred

Published by: Eugène Hugues

City: Paris

Date: 1881

Total items: 10

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Victor Hugo at his writing desk]

Victor Hugo at his writing desk

Victor Hugo in his study – A Sketch from Nature by M. Régamey. The picture shows the poet Victor Hugo standing at his writing desk, which the text implies was in his bedroom. The engraving is also signed, “Guillumy, Sc.” (for Sculpt, or engraved). The signature is hard to read and I could not find any [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: François-Victor Hugo]

François-Victor Hugo

François-Victor Hugo (1828 – 1873) was the fourth child of Victor Hugo. He died young, while his father was still alive. [$]

[picture: Tailpiece ornament - Harp with oak leaves and mistletoe]

Tailpiece ornament - Harp with oak leaves and mistletoe

This woodcut was used as decoration to mark the end of a chapter; it features oak branches, with leaves and acorns in their cups, and also misteltoe branches with leaves and the white berries, a harp with seven strings, and, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Vintage border of brambles and flowers]

Vintage border of brambles and flowers

This half-border (bottom of the page and one side) features blackberry vines and flowers; the flowers might be intended to be blackberries but seem too large. [more...] [$]

[picture: Gavroche (Les Misérables)]

Gavroche (Les Misérables)

The boy “Gavroche” from the book Les Misérables. A hundred years later the book was made into a musical that was very successful, of coure, and later a film, but at this time it was a book. [more...] [$]


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Pictures from Victor Hugo st Son Temps (Victor Hugo, his life and times) by Alfred Barbou (1846 – 1907), Paris, 1881.


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