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Toy soldiers and real battles: Toy soldiers in the La Vie Parisienne magazine (1915)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Toy soldiers in the La Vie Parisienne magazine (1915)

Georges Leonnec’ s illustrations with toy soldiers motives  in the  La Vie Parisienne magazine during The World War l (1915) .Georges Léonnec (1881 – 1940), the brother of the novelist Félix Léonnec, began his career as a cartoonist selling drawings to newspapers in 1899. After participating in World War I he worked as an illustrator for the magazine La Vie Parisienne. He worked for several other publications including Fantasio and Le Sourire. He was also well known for his advertising illustrations for Byrrh apéritif wine, Dufayel department stores, and the Casino of Paris.

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