Often, L'Assiette au Beurre devoted a single issue to a specific topic. Such is the case with this November 23, 1901 issue on the topic of Vengeances Sociales (loosly translated as "Retribution"). |
Selections from this issue are presented below.
Left: Cover of issue #34, illustrated by (Paul?) Jouve
|Left:The inside front cover image asks why human justice must resemble a slaughterhouse. Right: The centerfold presents a double execution by garroting and is captioned, "In the land of the bullfight: they dare to curse the Inquisition"|
||Left above:"In China." Jouve explains that this image is based on a photograph from another journal. Examples of such photographs on which Jouve based his illustration also appear on postcards from this era. |
The postcard presented here [left below ] explains that this is an execution ground in Canton. The dead are often described as "bandits"