23 The First International

The International Workingmen’s Association, the First International, established in 1864, acquired a substantial following in France. The fall of the Second Empire as a consequence of the Franco-Prussian war seemed to open political opportunities. When elections were held after the armistice in February 1871, the French section of the International compiled a list of revolutionary socialist candidates, but the new parliament, which was far more right-wing than Paris (where it refused to assemble), faced off against the militant city.

International Working Men's Association, French Section

International Working Men’s Association, French Section
Paris: Association générale typographique, 1871
Poster, 64 x 86

Date: 
1871
Number: 
23

Location

Place de la Corderie
Paris
France