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French Posters and Newspapers

Identifier: R0044-FPN

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Scope and Contents

The French Posters and Newspapers collections contains newspapers, broadsides, and clippings concerning the collapse of Louis Philippe's government in France, the subsequent but futile attempts by General Covaignac to crush the popular uprising, and the national elections of 1848 that precipitated the rise of the French monarchist Louis Napoleon to power.


  • 1848-1849

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The period covered by these broadsides and newspapers is the revolutionary years of 1848-1849 when the government of Louis Philippe collapsed in France. 1848 was not only a year of revolution of France; the entire European continent was shaken by a series of popular uprisings. Beginning in Palermo and spreading to Paris, revolts broke out in places as far apart as Venice and Ireland. Metternich, Guizot and Prince Wilhelm of Prussia were all deposed and forced into exile.


0.50 Linear Feet (12 containers) : Oversized folders

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Collection is organized as an inventory.

Custodial History

Source of acquisition unknown

Finding aid for the French Posters and Newspapers
Finding aid prepared by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA