Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne (1897)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne (1897)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Partie de Campagne, an 1897 lithograph, depicts a couple going off to spend a day in the country. Lautrec makes a visual pun by having a dog run behind the conveyance known as a dogcart. According to French usage of the day, Lautrec prefers...
“Picnics on the Old Front,” The Illustrated London News (1919)

“Picnics on the Old Front,” The Illustrated London News (1919)

When the war began in 1914, picnic baskets were shelved. But when the peace was being negotiated at Versailles in June 1919, they were dusted off and repacked. Signaling the change, editors of The Illustrated London News suggested that it was time for picnicking—in...