La Vie Parisienne - Nénette et Rintintin

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1918 French La Vie Parisienne Magazine cover depicts a model, in the fashion of the period, holding Nénette and Rintintin dolls.  People would make the two dolls, invented in 1913 by Francisque Poulbot, to present to soldiers as good luck charms during WWI.  The dolls were made from scraps of woollen yarn.  It was said that "....their charm is not to be purchased. Until you have been presented with a Nénette and Rintintin, you have not their sweet protection; and if you have the one without the other, the charm is broken."

The story of the dolls is recorded here:

Condition: A

This piece is not linen-backed but we can arrange that, it is however ready for framing - contact us for pricing.

Artist: unknown

Year: 1918

Dimensions: W 24cm x H 33cm

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