Paris: J.M. Lopez, n.d., ca. 1860s. First Edition. Well-known photographic portrait of French anarchist Louise Michel, one of the leading members of the insurrection during the Paris Commune of March-May, 1871, during which time she was dubbed the Red Virgin. After the Commune was crushed by the Versailles government in May, 1871, Michel was exiled to New Caledonia until the general amnesty of 1880, after which she returned to France. She was once again arrested in 1883 during a demonstration in Paris and spent three years in prison. She spent most of the last fifteen years of her life in self-imposed exile in England. Photograph measuring 13.75x9.75cm. mounted to yellow and red printed card measuring 16.25x10.75cm; light wear to extremities, verso heavily rubberstamped by previous dealer, else Very Good or better. (Inventory #: 28390)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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