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    Georges Clémenceau Cabinet Photo Partial Manuscript, and Clipped Signature. 1) Cabinet card photograph, 4" x 5.75" albumin print on 4.25" x 6 3/8 mount, Paris; 1876. Photograph of Clémenceau by Benque & Company, Paris, in 1876, which probably served as a model for Edouard Manet's portrait of the French politician done in 1879-1880. 2) Partial manuscript, in French, in Clémenceau's hand, 3.5" x 3.75", n.p., undated. 3) Clipped signature of Clémenceau, undated.
    Condition: The cabinet card photograph has toning and some staining on verso. The partial manuscript and clipped signature are both affixed to a larger slip of paper which has a rust paper clip stain as well as a tear at top.


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    Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (1841-1929) popularly known as the "Tiger" and "Father Victory" was a French statesman and Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. In 1870 he served as the Mayor of the 18th arrondissement of Paris and went on to become president of the Council of Paris and later elected to the Chamber of Deputies. He served as the French premier for two terms, leading France through tough times during the World War I. As the senior French representative at the Paris Peace Conference, he played a major role in drafting the Treaty of Versailles wherein he took a tough stand and succeeded in winning huge reparations from Germany. His defeat in the elections of 1920s led to his retirement from politics at the age of 79.



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