Sacre Couer – Sacre Bleu

Above: An example of cover edition from notorious French violently anti-clerical and Republican  journal La Lanterne.

  • The illustration displays a sinister priest-like vulture squatting over the newly-built Sacre Coeur Cathedral at Mont Matre, in Paris.
  • La Lanterne was founded by Henri Rochefort and began as a daily magazine from 1868-1870, and became reinvigorated until in 1876.

The cover of this issue was illustrated by French poster artist Eugène Ogé, who was born in Paris on 5 May, 1861. He died in May 1936.

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