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Welcome to the Henri Peyre French Institute
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“At the White House: Honoré Julien, Edith Hern Fossett, and Frances Gillette Hern” by Anna Soo-Hoo

April 3, 1807 was a regular workday for the chef Honoré Julien (1760–1830) and his assistants Edith Hern Fossett (1787-1854) and Frances Gillette Hern (1788-after 1827), both of whom were slaves.  When they were preparing [...]

“Pears and . . . Ladies High Fashion? Mais oui !” by Anna Soo-Hoo

Pear trees were a distinguishing feature of aristocratic gardens in France during the fifteenth century, but it was under the reign of Henri IV that this luxury fruit became even more prominent.  When the Edict [...]

“Perilous Pears Pickled, Please: Philipon and Louis-Philippe I” by Anna Soo-Hoo

The pear motif in caricatures of King Louis-Philippe I (1773-1850) that were drawn by Charles Philipon (1800-1862) and his fellow caricaturists has been analyzed by critics from many angles, but an approach that seems not [...]