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Title La Vie Illustrée: illustrated French weekly, circa 1900, with ads for automobile dealers and illustrations of automobiles and other motorized vehicles; includes descriptions of each illustration in French, English and German
Collection Lang Collection
Object Name Magazine
Caption De Dion-Bouton ad, "Thumbing One's Nose from the Motor Tricycle", ca. 1900
Scope & Content La Vie Illustrée was an illustrated French weekly that was published from 1898 to 1911 and published the Grand Illustrated Album of the Automotive Industry from 1900 to 1903. This set of non-sequentially numbered pages from 1900 contains B&W illustrations of automobiles, automobile dealers and other motorized vehicles with descriptions of each illustration in French, English and German. There are also advertisements for automobile dealers and equipment.

Topics addressed include a history of Panhard et Levassor (p. 41), the history and automobiles of Peugeot (pp. 45 and 46), automobile rentals from Auto-Touriste and Maison Parisienne (p. 55). electric automobiles (p. 77), Omega motorcycles (pp. 86 and 87) and the Renault Voiturette (p. 111).

There is one quirky color De Dion-Bouton advertisement by the artist Wilhio, entitled "Thumbing One's Nose from the Motor Tricycle", which depicts a masked Harlequin riding on the back of a motorized tricycle driven by a buxom lass as they evade bicycle- and horse-riding policemen.

Accession# 2016.5072
Subjects La Vie Illustree
Grand Album Illustré de L'Automobile
Panhard et Levassor
De Dion Bouton

Object ID 2016.5072
Creator La Vie Illustrée
Other Creators The Illustrated Life
Grand Album Illustré de L'Industrie Automobile
Date ca. 1900
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