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Images and games for young people
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The Prints and Photographs Department holds all images relating to young people from the 1880s onwards
- albums: illustrated albums, coloring books, fabric albums, Mickey Mouse albums, moving and zipper-pull case-bindings and albums, etc.
- the earliest comic strips: (Bécassine, Les albums de Gédéon by Benjamin Rabier, the earliest editions of Tintin, etc.)
- games: playing cards, magic lanterns, the “goose game” (similar to snakes and ladders), cardboard dolls and figures to cut out, etc.
- spelling books, decals, manuals for teaching drawing, etc.
The department stopped receiving illustrated children’s books and comic strips under the legal deposit scheme in the 1980s; these are now received at the François Mitterrand Library (Site François-Mitterrand) in the Art and Literature Department. Worthy of mention, however, are a few books donated by artists, such as Cendrillon
by Warja Lavater, and a few foreign books donated by their authors.
The Prints and Photographs Department, which specializes in images, continues to collect games, playing cards, case-bindings, decals, sticker images, illustrated books with no text, etc.