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1930's French of L'Illustration Magazines, Pre War - Set of 9

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What a cool find! The original owner carefully stored their 1930's L'Illustration magazines from Pre War France in their Westchester County home and the documentation of life in . pre war Europe is truly fascinating. 

Completely written in French for the European market, each magazine is dated pre 1936 and visually depicts a timely pre war story. Each magazine is filled with advertisements and articles. Display, store, read, frame etc. 

L'Illustration was a weekly French newspaper published in Paris from 1843 to 1944.[1] It was founded by Édouard Charton and the first issue was published on March 4, 1843.

In 1891, L'Illustration became the first French newspaper to publish a photograph. Many of these photographs came from syndicated photo-press agencies like Chusseau-Flaviens, but the publication also employed its own photographers such as Léon Gimpel and others. In 1907, L'Illustration was the first to publish a color photograph. It also published Gaston Leroux' novel Le mystère de la chambre jaune as a serial a year before its 1908 release.

Its editor-in-chief was Gaston Sorbets from 1923 onwards. During the Second World War, while it was owned by the Baschet family, L'Illustration supported Marshal Philippe Pétain's Révolution nationale. However, it turned down pro-German articles by Jacques Bouly de Lesdain. However, Lesdain later became its political editor.

The magazine was shut down in 1944 following the Liberation of Paris. Another version re-opened in 1945 under the name France-Illustration, but went bankrupt in 1957.

There is some foxing to the paper and minor surface wear, small tears etc. Considering how old these publications are they are in astonishing but good condition. 
11.0ʺW × 0.25ʺD × 15.0ʺH