L'Illustration: Noël (The Illustration: Christmas Edition)

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December 5, 1936, No. 4892
L'Illustration was one of a number of deluxe French periodicals that used high-end paper and the newest printing techniques. These magazines, another being 'Verve', reached their height during the two world wars, and can be seen as a link between mass produced reproductions and "livres d'artiste" that contained original prints.
Founded in 1843, L'Illustration was run largely by the Baschet family through out the twentieth century. René Baschet was director of the magazine, his brother, Jacques Baschet, was chief creative director, while his two sons Louis Baschet and Jean Baschet served as co-directors and administrators. Most of the texts in the 1936 Christmas edition, No. 4892, are illustrated with glued in reproductions, some colored.

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