Paris Lion

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Paris Lion
Un lion de Paris.

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive

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A sharply dressed and styled lion-headed figure carries a stick under his arm and smokes a cigar.
Around the year 1840, lion and lionne were the names given to fashionable young people, free in their behavior, not averse to some degree of eccentricity, and spending money liberally.

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