Nov 7, 2011

Autumn leaves

"The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold...."
lyrics by Johnny Mercer

The song "Autumn Leaves" was originally written in French by Jaques Prévert and was entitled "Les feuilles mortes" (The dead leaves.) It was later translated by Johnny Mercer.
Pictured below are three 19th century French cotton prints with the theme of autumn leaves and leaves starting to turn brown.

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