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His Birthday Present

His Birthday Present

Was the root of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s power his 'Imperial Moustache'?

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1915 1 mins Silent

Overview

This googly-eyed cartoon of German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II by a popular French artist both loses and gains something in translation for British newsreels – where is the British Lion of the opening title? Adrien Barrère designed over 200 posters for Pathé cinemas and Paris's Grand Guignol theatre in the early 1900s, but this is a very rare example of his caricatures brought to life.