St Kah (Baden). NP, . First edition. Posters. Large lithographic German poster (30 1/4 x 22 3/4") announcing the fall of Paris during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. ) At center, underneath the title "Unity is Strength" features a large German eagle. Right under it, in large letters is the announcement that Paris has capitulated.
The text is framed by the names of 20 French cities occupied by the German army (Sedan, Versailles, Metz, Strasbourg, Dijon, Nuits, Orleans, Meung, Champigny, Le Bourget, St. Quentin, Belfort, Le Mans, Amiens, Worth, Speicheren, Wissembourg, Noisseville, Gravellotte, and Mars la Tour). The name of each city features inside a black, white and red German flag.
Now, the city of Paris didn't capitulate on January 27, 1871. On that day, the French and German delegates gathered at Versailles to discuss an armistice that was signed on the 28th. The armistice stipulated that the German army would be permitted to enter the city of Paris, which they were previously unable to occupy in spite of the siege that lasted from September 19, 1870 to January 28, 1871. The Germans occupied the city from March 1 to March 3, 1871.
Two folding creases. Some age toning, with minor closed tears and pin holes at corners. Non abrasive tape to corners at verso. Text in German. This impressive poster is in overall good+ condition. g+. Item #46689