22 Fraternity with moderation

The revolutionaries of 1848 invoked the French Revolution of 1789, which they believed had been betrayed by Napoleon. Influenced in part by the recent industrial revolution, they emphasized the ideal of social equality. Overly radical experiments, however, were ended with a lot of bloodshed by the moderate republican career military officer Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802-1857). The slogan Liberty, Equality, Fraternity appears as an obvious heading for his appeal to the people of Paris to remain calm on 26 June 1848.

French government proclamation

French government proclamation
Général E. Cavaignac
Paris: E. Duverger, 26 June 1848
Poster, 46 x 60

Date: 
1848
Number: 
22

Location

Paris
France