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18  25 mai 1924  01

Le Provençal de Paris

Page two - Provençal cuisine, a lunch menu offered by someone favored by fortune. A tip for preserving the delicate and fragile flesh of Forkbeard de Roche (phycis phycis) and recipes for a saddle of lamb poached in butter and an old-fashioned duck terrine. Really old-fashioned, normal, it’s by Auguste Escoffier


Same page - Provence in America, the publication of a short letter written by Émile Ripert on board the Paquebot ‘Paris’, reporting on his Canadian and American tour.Émilie Ripert, French poet and playwright, literature and Latin teacher, notably of Jean Ballard, Gabriel Audisio, Albert Cohen and Marcel Pagnol. The latter sketched him in his memoirs as the famous Socrates and paid tribute to him in the preface to his translation of Virgil's ‘Bucolics’.
Emile Ripert on wikipedia, and the website Émile Ripert, sa vie et son œuvre, produced by his descendants.

Page three - A short brief concerning the town hall of Saint-Raphaël in the Var. Here it is of the construction of an underground water closet at the Bains terrace for 250,000 francs.  The town hall of Saint-Raphaël is the one which a century later made a painter's model take off the panties, deemed too vulgar see May 23, 2024.

The situation of Saint-Raphaël 100 years later, not bad, 15 public toilets are listed


Page five - The weekly chess, problem number 182, and played by Bardeleb and Cohn, blind, while they gave a session of 35 simultaneous games to the alternative. And last week's solution, problem number 181
Curt von Bardeleben Erich Cohn

Same page - Sport and Mythology, the demands of current affairs know no bounds. An article that could be from today.

Page six - About the Pelletier Doisy Raid, air routes in the Far East. Two detailed maps of the routes and aeronautical organization of Japan, Siam and Indochina. It is specified “no organization in China”. All to create the future Europe-Japan trade route.

Same page - In photos, yesterday morning a war flotilla taking part in the Paris Nautical Day arrived in Levallois. The squadron moored at Quai Michelet in Levallois and visitors aboard the submarine ‘Newton’ ... in Levallois, before moving on to Argenteuil and Asnières.

Le Petit Journal illustré

Page two - They're too big for us. John Van Albert, Lofty in private, a Dutchman of 2.84 metres, on a visit to Wembley talks about his daily life and his breakfast. Medical explanations for gigantism, which is more of a decline than progress. However, Nicolas Henrion in the 18th century took the opposite view, with a rather surprising explanation. We learn that Adam measured 40 metres 69, Eve 38 metres 42 and Julius Caesar 1 metre 62. To return to more serious matters, here are a few examples of exceptional heights, all of which have now been forgotten. Few people remember Eugène Arceau from Thorigny in the Vendée.

Nicolas HenrionNicolas Henrion, born in Troyes on December 6, 1663 and died in Paris on June 24, 1720, is a French numismatist and orientalist, professor of Syriac at the Royal College.

He was raised by his uncle, superior general of the Order of Christian Doctrine, who introduced him to oriental languages. Having become a novice, he was sent as a teacher to the houses of the order in Vitry, Noyers and Avallon, where he taught philosophy and Hebrew. When his uncle died, he abandoned his ecclesiastical career, married, tried his hand at various professions, received a doctorate in law, and ended up becoming a lawyer. He then became passionate about medals and engraved stones and acquired a reputation as a connoisseur in this field. In 1701, he was accepted as a student at the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and Medals, whose sessions he assiduously attended and where he read countless and interminable dissertations which were neither collected nor published. His knowledge of languages ​​earned him the appointment of professor of Syriac at the Royal College in 1705. In 1710, after several attempts, he obtained a place as an associate at the faculty of law, and the Academy of Inscriptions made him a member partner.

During the last part of his life, he worked tirelessly on the writing of a treatise on the weights and measures of Antiquity, the publication of which he announced in the Journal des sçavans in 1708[1]. This work, whose initial object was to trace the evolution of the weight and value of the Roman pound, gradually became an immense undertaking, embracing all ages and all nations. In 1718, to give the Academy a taste of it, he published a comparative scale of human beings from the creation of the world to the beginning of the Christian era. If Henrion is to be believed, the size of humans has only decreased since Adam (123 feet, 9 inches) and Eve (118 feet, 9¾ inches), passing through Moses (13 feet) and Hercules (10 feet ), up to Julius Caesar (less than 5 feet)[2]. The work will never see the light of day. Exhausted by this work to which he devoted all his waking hours, Henrion died at the age of 56.

Page three - Between us, the composition of the National Assembly, according to profession: the winners are the slobbers. And a little reflection on the clothing of deputies, nothing extraordinary apart from two examples from the past, deputy Garnier (sic) and deputy Thivrier. This time, it is the deputy Codic (sic) of Morbihan who risks creating a surprise.

A century later for professions and outfits, with a special mention for Polynesia

Christophe Thivrier Philippe Grenier Joseph CadicJoseph Cadic is a French politician born September 5, 1886 in Noyal-Pontivy, in Morbihan, and died May 7, 1971 in his hometown-

A farmer, he entered politics in 1919 by becoming municipal councilor of Noyal-Pontivy. In 1924, he was elected deputy for Morbihan on the list of the Independent Republican Federation of Morbihan. He joined the parliamentary group of the Democratic Republican Union and became, the following year, mayor of his native town. Re-elected deputy in 1928, he specialized in agricultural issues.-

Defeated in 1932 by the candidate of the Radical-Socialist Party, he regained his mandate as deputy after the 1936 elections which saw the victory of the Popular Rally. He was then one of the fifteen deputies elected in Brittany who signed a “Breton Front program”, which aimed to create a Breton parliamentary group in the National Assembly, and to defend laws in favor of the regionalization of institutions or in favor of the teaching of the Breton language1. Like many members of the Republican Federation in the 1930s, he moved away from it and chose not to join any parliamentary group.-

On July 10, 1940, he voted in favor of handing over full powers to Marshal Pétain. In 1941, he attempted to cross the demarcation line. Arrested by the Germans, he served a month in prison before being dismissed from his mandate. In 1945, he was ineligible like all the parliamentarians who had approved the seizure of power by Marshal Pétain; consulted, an honorary jury refused to restore his rights.-

Re-elected mayor in 1953, his ineligibility, which was removed by the law of August 6, 1953, was then raised. However, the non-suspensive nature of the appeal and the slowness of the procedure allowed him to exercise his mandate until March 1956. Declared ineligible, he successfully presented himself in the municipal election organized in order to fill his vacant seat and then his colleagues. of the Council re-elected him to the post of mayor.-

In 1956, he ran for legislative elections on the list of the Union of Independents and Peasants and National Republicans led by Raymond Marcellin. Elected, he sits on the Social Union Peasant Party group. In 1958, he supported the coming to power of General de Gaulle and left Parliament definitively.-The same year he founded the Breton Social Service, of which he was the first president.

Page four - News through images with, among other things, the restoration of the Armistice wagon, which was slowly rotting in the Cour des Invalides.

And today ? The Armistice Wagon and the Armistice Museum

Page ten - Weekly recreations, chess, checkers, mind games and curiosities with a metagram, a diamond and two charades. Of course the solutions of April 20

Last page - A full page illustration of the Dutch giant and his meal of Gargantua


Page one - The universal football festival begins today at the Stade de Colombes, in the photo the Infante Don Gonzalo who kicks off the match, it is Italy which plays against Spain. Also involved: the team from the United States, that of Lithuania and Estonia among others.

Same page - Hello, hello, there's already a ‘Smart’, a small two-stroke, two-horsepower motorbike for a small price. Doesn't that remind you of a little car with the same name? not so original after all.

Page two - Traffic: we can't widen the roads, but at least we can't make them narrower. There has already been a conflict between motorists and the tramway. It's happening at the Guéthary bridge in Biarritz.


Page two - The death of Mr. Algide Carra. The composer has just died in Cherbourg. Among his works: Le Luthier de Crémone, opera - Ghita, opera buffa - the voices of the Chimeras, Breton lyric drama - La marche de l'Entente Cordiale rewarded by the King of England. In Cherbourg, the Maestro will be missed by all... and forgotten

A Wanted de la Bignole, what happened to his works?

Page three - A brief concerning "the Pavillon des Ibis" in Vésinet.

And today ?

Page four - A scandal in Germany, Balzac a pornographer, Father Goriot censored, an immoral and indecent work. German virtue, a kind of dogma. And in Saint-Raphaël, a century later? It's a pair of panties that caused a scandal! See May 23, 2023

Le Père Goriot à télécharger (67Mo) Father Goriot, by Honore de Balzac Vater Goriot

Page four - Another obituary, the death of Émile Robert in Mehun-sur-Yèvre, one of the most valiant and remarkable craftsmen of wrought iron. His works include an apprenticeship school and the gate of the Musée d'Arts Décoratifs.

Émilie RobertEmile Robert was born on March 2, 1860 in Mehun-sur-Yèvre, in a family of blacksmiths and died on May 11, 1924 in the same town. As a child, loving drawing, he followed the painter Lacoste, a local landscaper. His father introduced him to his profession but died while he was still young. At the age of 13, he began an apprenticeship for two years with the craftsman Larchevêque who made the grilles of Bourges Cathedral. At fifteen, he left the workshop to take the exam to become a fitter in the military establishments of Bourges. After saving a little money, he left for Lyon to find one of his uncles, a companion of Le Devoir, who had mastered the trade. Then from Lyon, he goes to Oullins to meet the ironworker Salesse, renowned in Lyon. He will continue his journey to Paris, stopping in ironwork workshops to increase his knowledge.

The railing of the main staircase of the Château de Chantilly made by the Moreau workshops based on the designs of Honoré Daumet He arrived in Paris in 1878 where a universal exhibition was being held. He is surprised to see that artistic ironwork is practically not present there. He enters the workshop of locksmith Alphonse-Gabriel Moreau. He was quickly recognized as one of the best workers there. He was called upon to participate in the creation of the banister of the main staircase of the Château de Chantilly. The Moreau father and son allowed him to set up an annex workshop in 1883, rue de Miromesnil. Chance allows him to meet an architect of one of the national palaces who will have him appointed locksmith responsible for the maintenance of the palace. He can then concentrate on artistic metalwork. In 1887, he exhibited at the Central Union of Decorative Arts. The Universal Exhibition of 1889 was not the occasion to present artistic ironwork.= At the 1900 Universal Exhibition, he collaborated with Adrien Karbowsky on the decoration of the “Metal Room” of the Decorative Arts Pavilion which served as the entrance. He had the idea of ​​installing a forge in the “Metal Room” where he worked himself under the gaze of visitors. It was a time when artisans wanted to renew the “applied” arts in France for ceramics, pottery, cabinetmaking and goldsmithing. Some are already famous like Auguste Delaherche, Jean Dampt, Charles Gallé, Jean Baffier, René Lalique.= In 1909, he entered into an alliance with the Borderel company, which manufactured construction equipment, managed by an industrialist who loved innovation. It is located at 131 rue Damrémont. Near the forges he opened a blacksmith-apprenticeship school where he received 25 young people to teach them the blacksmith trade.

He will then create, in agreement with the architects, the ironwork of the Vichy thermal establishment, the gate of the Chartreuse cemetery in Bordeaux, the door of the decorative arts museum at the Marsan pavilion in Paris, some of the gates of the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur in Paris, the French consulate in Brussels, the doors of the Institute of Human Paleontology and the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy. He sold works to the Galliera Museum, museums in Hamburg, Christiana, London, Basel, Lwów, etc. Émile Robert also distinguished himself, at the end of the 19th century, by creating the interior ironwork of the Magasins Réunis République, in particular the staircase which is "one of the most beautiful remaining from this period". Between 1899 and 1903, he created the covered galleries of approximately 700 meters winding around the Parc des Sources de Vichy, classified as historic monuments in 1994. In 1902 he executed the Art Nouveau ironwork of the theater and the Grand casino of Vichy.= Artisan combining imagination but with respect for tradition, and a love of perfection due to mastery of his craft. He evolved the tradition when he integrated autogenous welding into his production methods, introduced in 1912. One of his boldest works is an iron door illustrating the fable The Hare and the Tortoise. He treated the fable The Fox and the Stork on a stair railing of the Paris liner and on a gate of the Galliera Museum.

He created his artistic ironwork workshop in Enghein-les-Bains in 1914 where he wanted to escape the tyranny of orders and create personal works. He had his house extended there in 1912 by the architect Louis Brachet. The First World War changed this plan. The workshop was transformed into where 30 students were immediately trained. He created a war memorial for the local church. In 1919 he returned to his native country.

In 1920, Émile Robert created the wrought iron thistles and musical staves for the balustrades of the Vichy bandstand built by the architect Charles Le Cœur.

He is a member of the National Society of Fine Arts. With Victor Prouvé, he is part of the group of artists “The Handle”. Jean Prouvé did his apprenticeship as an ironworker in Enghien-les-Bains with Émile Robert from 1917. Raymond Subes worked in the Enghein workshop from 1916.

Artistic ironwork was brought back into fashion at the beginning of the 20th century thanks to his work.
, nobody seems to think of him any more.

Page five - Lino, a new profession with a particular charm, an innovative process due to Madame Marie Laurencin, the high cost of the materials makes it ingenious. Linocutting, manual work in schools... souvenirs, souvenirs

Le Petit Écho de la mode

Page three - The greatest Japanese artist, Hokousai, the genius of the northern constellation. An anecdote about his works and the painter Claude Monet, his childhood, his parents, his daughter Oyéi, his life. One of his techniques, a broom, Indian ink and 200 square metres of canvas, or a grain of wheat as a support. The legs of a rooster are also used. His profession of faith, written at the age of 75, is worthy of reflection.

Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎)

And coincidentally, a century later, an exhibition of his works has been announced for Nantes in the summer of 2025.

And some current anecdotes about his works, a tax problem of a painting bought for 4,000 francs in September 1989 and resold two months later for 750,000 francs. Otherwise to have "the wave" at home or in your pocket, there are coins or stamps

And to treat yourself to it today, in a dream or after a big lottery win. The descendants of the Dutch grocer, that of Claude Monet, must bite their fingers

Page six - The housewife's notebook, the household cricket has once again pleased itself with some seasonal recipes. A selection of dishes for lunch and dinner, it's up to you to compose the menu according to your desires. And the recipes: - 140 veal stew à la bourgeoise, be careful you need filtered water - 141 Florentine potatoes made with Parmesan, but the use of Gruyère is possible, it looks rather appetizing - 142 cabbage soup, of course, you need cabbage, but also bacon, pork shank and beef belly - 143 grilled mackerel in foil - 144 Soubise artichoke bases - 145 croquettes in turban, made from rice and it's sweet.

Same page - Good food from France, this week's Cotriade, a Breton bouillabaisse, the dish of Breton sailors, the ceremonial for tasting this dish and a variant, the Cotriade of sardines à la mode de Concarneau and another, the one with a Morbihanaise touch. Marseille, checkmate?

And then there are the fondues bourguignonnes, savoury indeed, but without meat, a vegetarian fondue.


Page three - After the elections: new hope for Europe. This is the opinion of the foreign press.

Same page - Little stories from the big world. There is again the question of the Hermes statue of Praxiteles, alcohol on liners bound for the United States and the number of newspapers in relation to the population in the main European capitals.

L'Écho de Paris

Page one - Another vision of hope for Europe. Monsieur Herriot's statements to the ‘Vorwaerts’ commented on in the Écho de Paris

Same page - Grindell Matthews is in the news again. He would have a competitor, a certain Doctor Wall.

Page two - On the subject of the Olympic Games: Hector Molinié, Member of Parliament, protests against the cost of trains to Colombes.

La Presse

Page one - Doctor Charcot to set sail again aboard the ‘Pourquoi pas ?

Page two - Does the sun have a greater influence on human destiny than we think?

Le Petit Parisien

Page Three - Swimmers prepare for the Olympic games. Like the president, the mayor and the prefect?

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