LE RAMASSEUR DE BOUTS DE CIGARES. Ils n'en finiront pas ces oiseaux là! c'est des clercs d'huissiers, ça fume jusqu'à la cendre, et pas moyen de leur tirer des carottes.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848 en_US
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:33:15Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:33:15Z
dc.date.issued 1841 en_US
dc.identifier LD825 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4764
dc.description 3rd state. en_US
dc.description Published in: Le Charivari, December 5, 1841. en_US
dc.description.abstract The print shown here demonstrates "how the other half lives": by collecting discarded cigar or cigarette-ends. As a historical note: cigarettes were introduced in 1832 in France, however, initially smokers preferred cigars.This print demonstrates in a rather critical way a new trend in the bourgeoisie during the post industrial-revolution period of Louis-Philippe: "Doing good and talk about it". Daumier criticizes the pseudo-humanitarian attitude of the bourgeois towards the victims of industrialization. The population in Paris had doubled within ten years. Unskilled workers from the provinces were attracted to do menial jobs in the city, especially in the flourishing construction industry hoping to find a decent living for their families. The payment was 1 Franc per day. This series shows the readiness to engage in risky enterprises, the dream of easy money, and the greedy hope for immediate fulfilment of all wishes without responsible involvement. Daumier denudes the ruthless materialistic attitude of his time.At the same time the series shows the bizarre of these outcasts of civilization, expertly drawn and described by Daumier. We follow the debris of all classes and ranks: the man of letters to the clipper of dogs, the old business man and the political refugee, the Chief Administrator of the Empire and the used clothes merchant. It is this mixture of diversity, hope, despair and chance which makes this series so real and meaningful even by today's standards. While shocking and sometimes even repulsive these prints leave the attentive spectator with a feeling of sorrow and sadness but at the same time with awe about the ingenuity of fellowmen in distress, hoping to pull themselves out of their misery - sometimes the Munchhausian way. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph en_US
dc.format.extent b&w en_US
dc.format.extent 38 x 25.5 cm en_US
dc.publisher Paris, 1841 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Bohémiens de Paris; 4 en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 825 en_US
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries. en_US
dc.subject Collectors en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paris (France) -- Social life and customs en_US
dc.title LE RAMASSEUR DE BOUTS DE CIGARES. Ils n'en finiront pas ces oiseaux là! c'est des clercs d'huissiers, ça fume jusqu'à la cendre, et pas moyen de leur tirer des carottes. fr
dc.title.alternative THE COLLECTOR OF CIGAR STUBS. When will these buggers finish smoking! they are the bailiff's clerks, and they smoke until there are no ashes left, and no way to squeeze a cent out of them. en_US
dc.title.alternative Charivari en_US
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. en_US

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