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Name of Object:

"Workers' pensions"


Paris, France

Holding Museum:

National Library of France



Type of object:

Printed and illustrated text


Artist: Aristide Delannoy  (1874-1911)

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In 1910, a new law on "workers and farmers' pensions" introduced a compulsory insurance scheme. Before this, however, life was very different and many workers lived a very difficult old age, without financial support. The question of workers and farmers' pensions was one of the key electoral questions of the time therefore, as it concerned the majority of the population and those in power feared the social unrest it could trigger. This comical drawing mocks Alexandre Millerand (1859–1943), a socialist politician who forgot all his promises as soon as the elections were over.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:


Citation of this web page:

 ""Workers' pensions" " in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;fr;96;en&id=cartoons_and_caricatures

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 096