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Name of Object:



La Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia

Holding Museum:

Institut Supérieur d’Histoire Contemporaine de la Tunisie


19th century

Type of object:

Photograph; cartoon

Material(s) / Technique(s):



Titled "Une maxime opportuniste", this cartoon by Alfred le Petit condemns the French invasion of Tunisia and points to business and French capital's blame. The poster shows a man bent over under the weight of a sack, full to the brim with silver, whilst a first quadrant on the right shows soldiers going to war, and another on the left shows a man depositing his money. Beneath, the striking line, "(Tunisia's) affairs are the money and blood of others".

Citation of this web page:

Saloua Khadhar Zangar "Cartoon " in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;tn;79;en&id=cartoons_and_caricatures

Prepared by: Saloua Khadhar Zangar
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: TN 079