Elegance and Distinction

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A woman is about to dive from a pier as another talks to a third woman in a rowboat
Good manners, elegance, and distinction require, as it were, that one must be at least a bit of a sportsman or a sportswoman.

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A woman in a bathing suit stands at the end of a pier, ready to dive, as another is reclining at her feet and talking to a third woman in a rowboat.
The caption reads in the original French: … Le bon ton, l’élégance et la distinction exigent pour ainsi dire que l’on soit quelque peu sportsman et sportswoman.

Various techniques were used in this book to reproduce the original illustrations by Paul Avril, including heliogravure and chromotypographic processes.

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