Festival of National Unity, 14 July 1939

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Title

Festival of National Unity, 14 July 1939

Description

In this celebration of national unity, the focus on 1789 is quite apparent. The Phrygian cap at the top of the decorations recalled the Revolution, as did the date for this celebration. Of course, both symbol and date had been used and appropriated repeatedly since 1789, but this is a clear reference to the 1789 event. A "Popular Front," leftist government was in control and saw its origins in the revolutionary tradition begun in the eighteenth century.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1939

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/61/

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

61

Original Format

Poster

Title (French)

14 Juillet 1939. Fête de l'Unité nationale du Palais de Chaillot au Champ de Mars

Citation

None Identified, “Festival of National Unity, 14 July 1939,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed October 25, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/61.