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"Exploring the World of 'Petit': From Brussels to France and Beyond" Step into a world of petite wonders, where even the smallest things leave a lasting impression

Background imagePetit Collection: Picture No. 11768886

Picture No. 11768886
Dog - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy - 4 months old looking over fence heart shaped nose Digital Manipulation: nose to heart Date:

Background imagePetit Collection: Petit Trianon (The Temple of Love, Petit Trianon)

Petit Trianon (The Temple of Love, Petit Trianon); Eugene Atget, French, 1857 - 1927; Versailles, France, Europe; 1902; Albumen silver print; Image: 21.4 x 17.8 cm (8 7/16 x 7 in.)

Background imagePetit Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel
A duel - three street urchins help their friend to mimic the statue! Manneken Pis (Dutch for little pee man ), also known in French as the petit Julien, is a very famous Brussels landmark

Background imagePetit Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children
Embarrased nun: " Look to the left my children". The nun leads a group of schoolgirls (one snubbing her nose), holding an umbrella to shield their innocent eyes from the little boy statue

Background imagePetit Collection: Death, the grim reaper. Turkish army defeated by Cholera, not by enemy, approaching

Death, the grim reaper. Turkish army defeated by Cholera, not by enemy, approaching Luleburgaz in disorder: 100 deaths per day. Illustration from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1 December 1912

Background imagePetit Collection: Gunners in sheepskin coats, Bazentin, France, WW1

Gunners in sheepskin coats, Bazentin, France, WW1
Gunners wearing sheepskin coats at Bazentin-le-Petit, northern France, during the First World War. They are sitting on a stack of artillery shells. Date: November 1916

Background imagePetit Collection: Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium

Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium
Aerial view of the Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium, a public garden noted for its statues of representatives from traditional professions. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePetit Collection: Peary and Cook dispute over the North Pole

Peary and Cook dispute over the North Pole
Robert Peary and Frederick Cook dispute over who reached the North Pole first -- but the real question is whether either of them got there at all

Background imagePetit Collection: The Flower Market - Nice, France

The Flower Market - Nice, France (see: 10438642). Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePetit Collection: Antoinette Shepherdess

Antoinette Shepherdess
MARIE ANTOINETTE depicted at the Petit Trianon, Versailles, playing at being a shepherdess

Background imagePetit Collection: Guinea baboon, Papio papio

Guinea baboon, Papio papio. Petit papion. Copperplate engraving by Baron after an illustration by Jacques de Seve from Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffons Histoire Naturelle, Imprimerie Royale

Background imagePetit Collection: Paderewski / Petit J 1919

Paderewski / Petit J 1919
IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI Polish pianist, composer and statesman

Background imagePetit Collection: Tawfiq Pasha / Petit Journ

Tawfiq Pasha / Petit Journ
MUHAMMED TAWFIQ PASHA Khedive of Egypt (1879-92) Date: 1852 - 1892

Background imagePetit Collection: Petit Trianon C. 1805

Petit Trianon C. 1805
Chateau Du Petit Trianon

Background imagePetit Collection: Warfare of the future. German artillery testing the new anti-aircraft canon by Krupps of Essen

Warfare of the future. German artillery testing the new anti-aircraft canon by Krupps of Essen designed to shoot down
527374 Warfare of the future. German artillery testing the new anti-aircraft canon by Krupps of Essen designed to shoot down airships. From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1909

Background imagePetit Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian officer, Captain Lebedief

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian officer, Captain Lebedief, heroically defending the bastion at Port Arthur with
530185 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian officer, Captain Lebedief, heroically defending the bastion at Port Arthur with his sword and revolver

Background imagePetit Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Japanese spies being hanged by Russian military command

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Japanese spies being hanged by Russian military command
530176 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Japanese spies being hanged by Russian military command. From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 13 March 1904.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: A Victorian walnut and upholstered sofa covered in a striped velvet with floral petit point panels

A Victorian walnut and upholstered sofa covered in a striped velvet with floral petit point panels (walnut wood)
1765111 A Victorian walnut and upholstered sofa covered in a striped velvet with floral petit point panels (walnut wood, velvet); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePetit Collection: Wilbur Wright's (American aviator) first flight in Europe, at the Hanaudieres racetrack near Le Mans

Wilbur Wright's (American aviator) first flight in Europe, at the Hanaudieres racetrack near Le Mans
530323 Wilbur Wright's (American aviator) first flight in Europe, at the Hanaudieres racetrack near Le Mans, France in the Wright Brothers Flier'. August 1908

Background imagePetit Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: General Alexei Nicholaevitch Kouropatkin

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: General Alexei Nicholaevitch Kouropatkin, commander of Russian forces in Manchuria
530181 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: General Alexei Nicholaevitch Kouropatkin, commander of Russian forces in Manchuria, directing the campaign from his car

Background imagePetit Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian artillery battery defending Port Arthur

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian artillery battery defending Port Arthur
530178 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian artillery battery defending Port Arthur. From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 27 March 1904.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: Free vaccination clinic on premises of French newspaper. Heffer has shaven portion of flank

Free vaccination clinic on premises of French newspaper. Heffer has shaven portion of flank infected with Cowpox
530719 Free vaccination clinic on premises of French newspaper. Heffer has shaven portion of flank infected with Cowpox: serum transferred with stylus to arms of waiting Parisians to give immunity to

Background imagePetit Collection: Berthold Schwarz from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1901 (print)

Berthold Schwarz from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1901 (print)
539301 Berthold Schwarz from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1901 (print); (add.info.: Berthold Schwarz (active 1320). German Franciscan monk and alchemist

Background imagePetit Collection: Phare du Petit Minou

Phare du Petit Minou
Thomas Siegel

Background imagePetit Collection: Long-crested eagle and gray-headed kite

Long-crested eagle and gray-headed kite
5855158 Long-crested eagle and gray-headed kite; (add.info.: Long-crested eagle, Lophaetus occipitalis, and gray-headed kite, Leptodon cayanensis)

Background imagePetit Collection: Paul Masson French cyclist, being congratulated by a compatriot on winning a cycle race at

Paul Masson French cyclist, being congratulated by a compatriot on winning a cycle race at the first modern Olympiad
541536 Paul Masson French cyclist, being congratulated by a compatriot on winning a cycle race at the first modern Olympiad, Athens 1896 (print); (add.info.: Paul Masson (1874-1945) French cyclist

Background imagePetit Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Workroom in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Workroom in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, supervised by the Tsarina, 1904 (print)
538068 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Workroom in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, supervised by the Tsarina, 1904 (print); (add.info.: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Workroom in the Winter Palace)

Background imagePetit Collection: Civil war in Chile, 16 January-18 September 1891 (print)

Civil war in Chile, 16 January-18 September 1891 (print)
545239 Civil war in Chile, 16 January-18 September 1891 (print); (add.info.: Attack on Valparaiso by the Chilean Navy which supported Congress against President Jose Balmceda)

Background imagePetit Collection: Paris firemen on the rooftops trying to capture a balloon with its ropes entangled round chimney

Paris firemen on the rooftops trying to capture a balloon with its ropes entangled round chimney pots
545215 Paris firemen on the rooftops trying to capture a balloon with its ropes entangled round chimney pots and to rescue the aviator in the basket

Background imagePetit Collection: Boer War 25 December 1901 (print)

Boer War 25 December 1901 (print)
533165 Boer War 25 December 1901 (print); (add.info.: Boer War: Boer forces under General Dewet surprising encampment of British soldiers at Tweefontein, 25 December 1901)

Background imagePetit Collection: Russian Orthodox priests performing ceremony of naming Strela, the yacht of Grand Duke Alexis

Russian Orthodox priests performing ceremony of naming Strela, the yacht of Grand Duke Alexis
530266 Russian Orthodox priests performing ceremony of naming Strela, the yacht of Grand Duke Alexis. From Le Petit Journal, 11 October 1891.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Scene on gun deck of a Japanese warship during action

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Scene on gun deck of a Japanese warship during action
530177 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Scene on gun deck of a Japanese warship during action. From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 13 March 1904.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: Wedding party on bicycles led by Bride and Bridegroom, Nice, France, 1909 (print)

Wedding party on bicycles led by Bride and Bridegroom, Nice, France, 1909 (print)
541533 Wedding party on bicycles led by Bride and Bridegroom, Nice, France, 1909 (print); (add.info.: Party rode to civil ceremony and, after it was performed)

Background imagePetit Collection: The Plumb-pudding in Danger: or, State Epicures Taking Un Petit Souper

The Plumb-pudding in Danger: or, State Epicures Taking Un Petit Souper. William Pitt, British Minister
527782 The Plumb-pudding in Danger: or, State Epicures Taking Un Petit Souper. William Pitt, British Minister, and Napoleon I carving up the globe. After a cartoon by James Gilray, 1805

Background imagePetit Collection: Balkan Wars: Flight of Turkish peasants towards Constantinople, 1912 (print)

Balkan Wars: Flight of Turkish peasants towards Constantinople, 1912 (print)
527259 Balkan Wars: Flight of Turkish peasants towards Constantinople, 1912 (print); (add.info.: From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 24 November 1912.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: Louis Bleriot (1872-1936), French aviator, flying over the cliffs at Dover after crossing

Louis Bleriot (1872-1936), French aviator, flying over the cliffs at Dover after crossing the English Channel from Les
530322 Louis Bleriot (1872-1936), French aviator, flying over the cliffs at Dover after crossing the English Channel from Les Boraques near Calais, France

Background imagePetit Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian attack on the Japanese trenches outside Port Arthur

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian attack on the Japanese trenches outside Port Arthur. From Le Petit Journal, Paris
530186 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian attack on the Japanese trenches outside Port Arthur. From Le Petit Journal, Paris.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Japanese allowing General Stoessel

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Japanese allowing General Stoessel and the Russian defenders of Port Arthur honorable
530184 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Japanese allowing General Stoessel and the Russian defenders of Port Arthur honorable surrender

Background imagePetit Collection: A French aeronaut falling to his death from a balloon over Beuzeville, France, 1899 (print)

A French aeronaut falling to his death from a balloon over Beuzeville, France, 1899 (print)
545209 A French aeronaut falling to his death from a balloon over Beuzeville, France, 1899 (print); (add.info.: From Le Petit Journal 30 June 1899)

Background imagePetit Collection: British artillery smashing a German pontoon bridge across the Petit Morin River, France (litho)

British artillery smashing a German pontoon bridge across the Petit Morin River, France (litho)
3252915 British artillery smashing a German pontoon bridge across the Petit Morin River, France (litho); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePetit Collection: Edward Jenner (1749-1823) English physician, vaccinating a child against Smallpox using Cowpox serum

Edward Jenner (1749-1823) English physician, vaccinating a child against Smallpox using Cowpox serum
530715 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) English physician, vaccinating a child against Smallpox using Cowpox serum. Artist's impression from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1901.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: French navy minister making a dive in the submarine Korrigan to examine wreck of her sister ship

French navy minister making a dive in the submarine Korrigan to examine wreck of her sister ship Lutin'
530659 French navy minister making a dive in the submarine Korrigan to examine wreck of her sister ship Lutin'. From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1906.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'

French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'
530657 French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'. Illustration from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1908. ; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: Drama of the wreck of the transatlantic liner La Russie, 1901

Drama of the wreck of the transatlantic liner La Russie, 1901
545242 Drama of the wreck of the transatlantic liner La Russie, 1901; (add.info.: Passengers being lowered into a lifeboat)

Background imagePetit Collection: Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist
539137 Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist.; (add.info.: Bacteriology. Hydrophobia. Inoculation by attenuated culture)

Background imagePetit Collection: The Russian icebreaker Yermak at work in a frozen sea

The Russian icebreaker Yermak at work in a frozen sea
545248 The Russian icebreaker Yermak at work in a frozen sea.; (add.info.: From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 11 May 1902.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: New York Harbour brought to a standstill by ice, 1901 (print)

New York Harbour brought to a standstill by ice, 1901 (print)
545245 New York Harbour brought to a standstill by ice, 1901 (print); (add.info.: From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 4 March 1901.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetit Collection: Diver in diving suit inspecting a wreck at Le Havre, France, 1892 (print)

Diver in diving suit inspecting a wreck at Le Havre, France, 1892 (print)
545236 Diver in diving suit inspecting a wreck at Le Havre, France, 1892 (print); (add.info.: From Le Petit Journal, Paris, 13 February 1892.); Universal History Archive/UIG



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"Exploring the World of 'Petit': From Brussels to France and Beyond" Step into a world of petite wonders, where even the smallest things leave a lasting impression. Picture No. 11768886 captures the essence of this enchanting journey. In the Manneken Pis Postcard Album, witness a whimsical duel between two tiny figures, showcasing their bravery despite their size. Nearby, in another postcard titled "Nun and Children, " we see how even little acts of kindness can make a big impact. Venturing further, encounter the Guinea baboon, Papio papio - an adorable creature that exemplifies nature's petite marvels. And just around the corner lies Square du Petit Sablon in Brussels, Belgium - an idyllic spot where small details come together to create a breathtaking scene. Traveling across borders, we stumble upon historical disputes like Peary and Cook's clash over the North Pole. Even grand ambitions can be fueled by petit rivalries. But let us not forget to appreciate life's simple pleasures amidst all these tales. The Flower Market in Nice, France showcases delicate blooms that bring joy with their vibrant colors and sweet fragrances. Turning our attention to more somber times, imagine gunners clad in sheepskin coats during WW1 at Bazentin in France - brave souls who faced immense challenges on such petite shoulders. On a lighter note again is Antoinette Shepherdess - an exquisite figurine that embodies elegance on a diminutive scale. Meanwhile Paderewski/Petit J 1919 tells its own story through music notes dancing across sheet music. Tawfiq Pasha/Petit Journ reminds us that even influential figures have humble beginnings before they rise to prominence. Lastly, Petit Trianon C. 1805 takes us back in time to explore architectural beauty preserved within miniature dimensions – proof that greatness can exist within small spaces too.