Cycles G. Richard advertisement - Le Rire Magazine - July 24, 1895Original vintage turn of the century page from the French satirical magazine Le Rire. Professionally matted and framed with a hand wrapped linen matte. Image size 8-1/4" x 11-1/4", frame size 17-1/2 x 20-1/2".
Le Rire ("Laughter") was a successful French humor magazine published from October 1894 through the 1950s. Founded in Paris during the Belle Époque by Felix Juven, Le Rire appeared as typical Parisians began to achieve more education, income and leisure time. Interest in the arts, culture and politics intensified during the Gay Nineties. Publications like this helped satisfy such curiosity. It was the most successful of all the "Journaux Humoristiques."