The Millennium of Normandy, 1911

1911
138 x 90
France - Rouen - Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime
62 Fi 4
Middle Ages
Politics and Military links
Celebrations were held in 1911 in Rouen, the ancient capital of the Duchy of Normandy, to mark the thousandth anniversary of the duchy’s foundation, following the signature of the Treaty of St Clair-sur-Epte in 911.
The events included exhibitions, plays, processions and a conference held in the Academy of Learned Societies.
It lasted for a month and was extremely popular, with almost 400,000 people attending the grand historical procession.
 
This document was displayed in a poster competition and combines historical vision with an art deco style typical of the 1910s. 
 
For further details : 
Jean-Pierre Chaline, Pierre Nouaud, 911-1911 : quand Rouen fêtait le millénaire normand… ; Société des amis des monuments rouennais, Rouen, 2011. 
 
View 1 : Poster marking a thousand years of Normandy, 1911 (ADSM, 62 Fi 4)
 
View 2 : Silvered bronze plaque commemorating the creation of the Duchy of Normandy 911- 1911 (private Collection)
              Recto : Rollo, first Duke of Normandy, landing from Viking ships on a beach, his sword in the ground and receiving a crown from the sky ;
             signature by A. Guilloux. 
 
View 3 : Silvered bronze plaque commemorating the creation of the Duchy of Normandy 911- 1911 (private Collection)
             Verso: Millennium of Normandy 911-1911. Aerial view of Rouen, bearing Normandy arms on the right ; signature by CA.
 
View 4 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - The great Rollo. (ADSM, 2 Fi-Rollon1)
 
View 5 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - Great historical celebrations from June 3 to 11, 1911. (ADSM, 2 Fi Rouen 325)
 
View 6 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - Mlle Lucienne Anquetil, Queen of Normandy. (ADSM, 2 Fi Rouen 4759)
 
View 7 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - Historical procession of 11 June 1911 - Rollo arrives on his Drakar. (ADSM, 74 Fi 14)
 
View 8 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - Drakar of Rollo. (ADSM, 2Fi-Millénaire-Normand 24)
 
View 9 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - M. Fallières attending the celebration of Norman Millennium (911-1911) - ‘Hejmdal’, Danish school-cruiser. (ADSM, 2 Fi millénaire 31)
 
View 10 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - M. Fallières attending the celebration of Norman Millennium (911-1911) - le Président après la visite du Port se rend au Palais de Justice. (ADSM, 2 Fi millénaire 9)
 
View 11 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - M. Fallières attending the celebration of Norman Millennium (911-1911) - the President leaves the Townhall. (ADSM, 2 Fi-Millénaire-Normand 4)
 
View 12 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - Rouen, June 6 - Delivery of the Runestone at Jardin des Plantes – Norwegian choir. (ADSM, 2 Fi-Rouen 4758)
 
View 13 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - Great historical procession, Chariot of the Norman Queens. (ADSM, 2 Fi-Rouen 4756)
 
View 14 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - Historical procession of June 11, 1911 – The chariot of the Queen of Honfleur. (ADSM, 2 Fi-Rouen 333)
 
View 15 : Postcard marking the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 - Procession passing in the street 'rue Thiers'. (ADSM, 2 Fi millénaire 26)
 
Views 16 - 21 :Celebrations of the Millennium of Normandy, June 1911 - Conference from June 5 to 10 : organisation and programme (ADSM, BHN 707)
 
View 22 : Drawings showing Vikings by Edouard de Bergevin, painter from "Ecole de Rouen", ordered by abbot Toufflet for the Millennium of Normandy, 1911 (ADSM, 2 Fi Viking1)
 
View 23 : Poster marking a thousand years of Normandy, 1911 by Cleret

 

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