Inside the museum we found many posters by Toulouse Lautrec, Theophile Steinlen (including his famous Chat Noir poster), Jules Cheret as well as other items from the heyday of Montmartre in the early 1900's.
Alphonse Baudin, a revolutionary who was killed upon the barricades in 1851. Hugo's story came out 26 years after Baudin's death. The odd bit of this is the fact that I did not realize the poster and the memorial were connected until a later examination of the photos. A close up of the poster shows the dead man's face to be unmarred. However, a close-up of Baudin's statue reveals a bullet hole in his forehead. I am looking forward to reading the novel and learning more about this story.
|Click on the photo to better see the detail of the bullet hole.|