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Watercolors
7144-48
Three watercolor paintings of birds on construction paper that are connected with library tape. A separate title page, no longer attached, but presumed to have been originally attached on top accompanies the drawings. The title page says:
"La montagne, Quelques Animaux" [The mountain, Some animals].
On the top drawing it says: "L'Aigle vers son Aire" [Eagle going to his nest].
Signed: "T. Ramette".
On the middle drawing it says: "Colette Jacquemart".
The bottom drawing says: "LE VAUTOUR" [The Buzzard].


Watercolors
7144-49
Three watercolor paintings on construction paper that are connected with library tape. The top scene is a mountain scene that also has a peasant with a mule and says:
"LE MULET." It is signed by "J. Lemaire".
The middle drawing has a white, furry dog and says:
"CHIEN DE MONTAGNE"[Mountain Dog]. It is signed by "Th. Ramette".
The bottom drawing is a snake amongst foliage and a tree trunk. It says:
"LA COULEUVRE" [The Serpent], and is signed by "Colette Jacquemart".


Watercolors
7144-51
Four watercolor paintings that are connected with library tape to form a continuous set. The first picture is of pink and white flowers and says:
"Ch. DeLaCroix".
The second drawing is a coffin with a wreath on its lid.
The third picture is of a pair of wreaths on the beach or on water and it says:
"On a jeté des fleurs là où des marins sont a jamais ensevelis dans leur coque d'acier" [Flowers were thrown there where sailors lie forever enclosed in their iron shells].
The last drawing contains four sets of double white crosses with wreaths and says: "Tombes de soldats" [Soldiers' graves] "1914-1918, 1940-1945"


Watercolors
7144-47
Three watercolor paintings that are connected with library tape. The first picture is of a falcon that is perched on a peak and says:
"LE FAUCON" "TH. RAMETTE".
The second drawing has a mountain goat standing on a small peak in front of large snowy peaks and says:
"LE CHAMOIS" "THÉRÈSE RAMETTE".
The third drawing has an alpine goat standing in rocky terrain and says:
"CHÈVRE DES ALPES."
There is a presentation card that says: "Train de la Reconnaissance Française. Au Peuple Americain" "From: Ecole de filles, Allée de Soupirs, Cambrai, NORD"


Watercolor
7144-43
Watercolor painting of a girl in a peasant costume addressing a goat. On the drawing it says:
"biquette et son chou biquette n'veut passortir du chou!, ah! Tu sortiras,biquette, biquette, ah! Tu sortiras de ce chou-là! [Little goat and her cabbage little goat doesn't want to get out of the cabbage! Ah!, you will get out of that cabbage!]
"Danielle Solare, Eveline Stubert, 6 ans". "Cambrai, NORD, Ecole de filles, Allée de Soupirs"


Watercolor
7144-44
Watercolor painting of the Cambrai fair with games of skill and a woman in red skirt. Beneath the picture it says:
"UN COIN DE LA FOIRE DE CAMBRAI"[A CORNER OF THE CAMBRAI FAIR] "Jeannine Lemaire"

 Watercolors 7144-45
Two watercolor paintings mounted on a large piece of green construction paper. The drawing on the left is of two smokestacks and says:
"Cambrai, Ce que je vois d'une salle de classe: Reconnaissance Amitié" [What I see from a class room]. Signed "Aimée"
The picture on the right is a rooftop scene that says:
"Ce que je vois de la cour de mon école, allée des Soupirs" [What I see from the courtyard of my school, the street of sighs] "Cambrai, A nos amis Americains, Colette Jacquemart." There is a school car attached in the center that says: "From Cambrai, Nord, Ecole de filles, Allée des Soupirs" [Girls' School, Street of Sighs]


Watercolor 7144-53 [dup10]
Watercolor painting of a brown French freighter coming from France to America. There is an official school stamp that says:
"Ecole Paroissale de la Trinité, 18, Rue de Milan, PARIS, 9e" [Parish school of La Trinité]
On the back it is signed: "Claude Simonnet, 4ème Moderne" [Claude Simonnet, 4th, modern curr.]


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup11]
Watercolor painting of the ship Reconnaissance crossing from France to the United States. On the back it says:
"M.M. THOMEOF, dans de 3ème"


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup3]
Watercolor painting of the freighter Lafayette crossing from France to America.
There is an official school stamp that says:
"Ecole Paroissale de la Trinité, 18, Rue de Milan, PARIS, 9e" [Parish school of La Trinité]
On the back it says: "Christiane Putz, classe de 3e"


Drawing
7144-53 [dup8]
Drawing of the ship Normandie and an airplane between France and America. On the drawing it says:
"Merci aux Etats Unis" "Amerique, Rio de Janeiro, France, Paris"
On the back it says: "D. Lesage, éleve de 3e"


Watercolor
7144-53 [dup12]
Watercolor painting of the ship "Washington" between America and France. Paris is indicated with a Parisian shield. There is an official school stamp that says:
"Ecole Paroissale de la Trinité, 18, Rue de Milan, PARIS, 9e" [Parish school of La Trinité]
On the back it says: "Pauline Buzot, 15 ans, classe de 4ème"


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