Paris: H. Manuel, ca. 1920. Ephemera. An autographed advertising card for the world's largest painting, 45' high and 402' in circumference, containing almost 5,000 portraits of notable French and Allied wartime figures of W.W.I. Pierre-Gérard Carrier-Belleuse (1851 -1932) and Auguste François-Marie Gorguet proposed, planned and supervised the creation of the "Panthéon de la Guerre" between 1914 & 1916. It was displayed in a specially constructed building in Paris until the 1960's, when it was moved to the United States, where it now resides at the National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.
Card 3.35" x 5.75", in the format of a postcard but nothing printed on the verso, SIGNED by Carrier-Belleuse on the front. Belleuse and Gorguet are pictured together in the center and 17 other portraits of contributing artists surrounding them. Slightly tanned. Very good overall. Item #26794