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"Eugenie Buffet"


Lucien Marie François Métivet
15 3/4'' x 11 3/8''

Original chromo-lithograph from Les Maîtres de l'Affiche, Plate 22

While the upper-class woman of 1890s Paris inhabits a world of high-necked dresses and polite amusement, these performance advertisements paint quite a different picture of working-class women. Industrialization and urbanization created a fundamental shift in the way Americans and Europeans divided their time. As new forms of work emerged, in factories and away from one’s home, the concept of leisure was invented. New public spaces like cabarets and dance halls provided a place where the working-class and bohemians could mingle, drink and let loose after a long day. In contrast to the refined upper-class women displayed elsewhere in advertising, the working-class woman came to symbolize the free-wheeling sexuality and lasciviousness occurring on the gas lit streets of Paris. Lucien Metivet portrayed famed chanteuse Eugenie Buffet in the working-class dress of her onstage persona, walking down a blustery Paris street



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