|A slightly glossy gelatin silver print showing a French striker being arrested by the police. A comparatively early example of photo-reportage which encapsules the class struggle between the prolateriat and the uniformed lackies of the bourgeoisie.
The photograph is lightly tipped onto a sheet of paper, along with another photograph showing policemen relaxing under trees, no doubt during the same incident. Both photographs are only attached by one corner and could easily be separated from the page, but I have left them as they are in order to preserve the integrity of the page and that all-important word ‘Grève’ [English: ‘strike’] in the lower margin, which provides the context of the photographs.
The prints, which date from the first decade of the twentieth century, measure 5.1” by 7” (130 mm by 178 mm) and the page measures 10.8” by 7.8” (276 mm by 198 mm).
condition: The prints are in excellent condition; the page on which they are mounted shows minor corner wear.
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