(n.p.). 1900. 1st Printing. Broadside. Small vignette ilustration done by "Caran D'Ache". 6-1/2" x 4-1/4". White cards stock, color illustration, black lettering, AEG, now housed in a mylar sleeve. A VG copy. Some horizontal creasing, light soiling to recto and verso, gilt and illustration bright. Item #46754
"Caran d'Ache was the pseudonym of the 19th century French satirist and political cartoonist Emmanuel Poiré (6 November 1858 – 25 February 1909). "Caran d'Ache" comes from the Russian word karandash ( ), meaning pencil. While his first work glorified the Napoleonic era, he went on to create "stories without words" and as a contributor to newspapers such as the Le Figaro, he is sometimes hailed as one of the precursors of comic strips. The Swiss art products company Caran d'Ache is named after him." [wiki].