It Is Forbidden To Walk On The Grass
C'est Defendu de Marcher dans L'Herbe

Year: 1898

Description: For as long as humans have cultivated lawns, children have cut across them. "Hey you kids, get offa my yard!" In this 1898 lithograph, a child makes good with his escape with a policeman in hot pursuit. 

"C'est Defendu de Marcher dans L'Herbe!!" the officer screams. "It is forbidden to walk on the grass!!" While it was undoubtedly quite traumatic, we're pretty certain the grass survived... 

Provenance: Private Gallery

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