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20 Advertisment Postcards for the French Anti-Semitic Newspaper "Le Matin" ("The Morning")

Opening price: $200

Commission: 23%

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20 Advertisment postcards for the antisemitic French newspaper "Le Matin" (The Morning), France, c.1900.

In the postcards: A special postcard that opens showing a boy delivering newspapers holding the "Le Matin" in his hand, from which opens a chain of 10 small photographs of important tourist sites in Paris. Postcards of children's heads emerging from or wrapped in the newspaper accompanied by short phrases praising the newspaper, a postcard with a map depicting the newspaper's distribution in 1909 and 1912, a postcard presenting people who received prizes from the newspaper's editors, the facade of the newspaper's building in Paris (two different postcards), and more.

"Le Matin" is a daily French newspaper that began publishing on February 26, 1841. "Le Matin", one of the four largest daily newspapers in the first decades of the 20th century, published one million copies on the eve of 1914. During the Dreyfus Affair the newspaper took an anti-Dreyfus stance and due to demand the number of pages grew from four to six, in May 1899 the price of the newspaper rose to 15 cents. From the mid 20s until the early 30s, the newspaper supported rapprochement with Germany - a line adopted by journalists Aristide Briand and Gustav Stresemann. In the 30s its popularity declined and it sold 300,000 copies. In the 1930s, following Hitler's rise to power in Germany, the newspaper adopted a pacifist approach that emphasized concessions to Hitler's territorial demands, under the guise of defending peace at any cost. In November 1933, the newspaper published an interview with Adolf Hitler conducted by Fernand de Brinon. During World War II, the newspaper continued its traditional antisemitic stance, promoting extreme right-wing and antisemitic views, and actively collaborated with the antisemitic Vichy government. The last issue appeared on August 17, 1944. After the end of World War II, several editors and writers of the newspaper were arrested.

Ten were mailed, overall good condition.

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61. 20 Advertisment Postcards for the French Anti-Semitic Newspaper "Le Matin" ("The Morning")