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Signed Limited Edition Brenda Burke Cassette Girls Poster

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Poster of The Cassette Girls by Brenda Burke made in 1984. Each poster is hand signed by Mrs. Burke. Suzanne Ormond Pottery collaborated with Brenda Burke to make this special commemorative poster. Posters were sold for $80 in the 1980s. This print celebrates the 280th Anniversary of the arrival of the Cassette Girls in the New World in 1704.


Size: 37 1/8" W x 25" H
fits in standard size poster frame 36" W x 24" H


History of The Cassette Girls:

Originally known as a fille à la cassette (girl with a casquette) but also known historically as a casket girl, were the women brought from France to the French Royal Colony of Louisiana to marry French soldiers. The name derives from the small chests, known as casquettes, in which they carried their clothes. They were conspicuous by reason of their virtue. Normally women were supplied to the colonists by raking the streets of Paris for undesirables or by emptying the houses of correction. The casquette girls, however, were chaperoned by nuns and recruited from churches, charitable institutions, usually orphanages and convents, and although poor, were practically guaranteed to be virgins. For this reason it later became a matter of pride in Louisiana to show descent from them.


The first consignment reached Mobile in 1704, Biloxi in 1719, and New Orleans in 1728. They inspired Victor Herbert to write "Naughty Marietta".


Please check out our shop for more decorative items,
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SuzanneOrmondPottery?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Poster of The Cassette Girls by Brenda Burke made in 1984. Each poster is hand signed by Mrs. Burke. Suzanne Ormond Pottery collaborated with Brenda Burke to make this special commemorative poster. Posters were sold for $80 in the 1980s. This print celebrates the 280th Anniversary of the arrival of the Cassette Girls in the New World in 1704.


Size: 37 1/8" W x 25" H
fits in standard size poster frame 36" W x 24" H


History of The Cassette Girls:

Originally known as a fille à la cassette (girl with a casquette) but also known historically as a casket girl, were the women brought from France to the French Royal Colony of Louisiana to marry French soldiers. The name derives from the small chests, known as casquettes, in which they carried their clothes. They were conspicuous by reason of their virtue. Normally women were supplied to the colonists by raking the streets of Paris for undesirables or by emptying the houses of correction. The casquette girls, however, were chaperoned by nuns and recruited from churches, charitable institutions, usually orphanages and convents, and although poor, were practically guaranteed to be virgins. For this reason it later became a matter of pride in Louisiana to show descent from them.


The first consignment reached Mobile in 1704, Biloxi in 1719, and New Orleans in 1728. They inspired Victor Herbert to write "Naughty Marietta".


Please check out our shop for more decorative items,
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SuzanneOrmondPottery?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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