June 22, 1914

Le Figaro (Paris)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Source: gallica.bnf.fr

The meaning is something like “in her forties”; Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic, suffering amidst the symbolic wreckage of the Third Republic.

Cincinatti’s two German language daily newspapers, the Volksblatt and the Frei Presse had a combined circulation in 1910 of 110,000. Below is the Volksblatt lead article for June 22 on the death of Nobel laureate, feminist and pacifist Bertha von Suttner in Vienna the previous day.

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