Blason Populaire de la Normandie  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The term "blason populaire" originated from Alfred Canel's travelogue Blason Populaire de la Normandie (1859), in which people from Normandy boasted about themselves while sneering at other regions.

Blason populaire de la Normandie comprenant les proverbes, sobriquets et dictons relatifs à cette ancienne province et à ses habitants, Alfred Canel, Membre de Ia Société des Antiquaires de Normandie, Tome 1er, M.DCCC.LIX



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