Authentic, rare & old French enamel Street sign "Rue Schickele". This sign was used in the town of Obernai (Alsace) to name one of their street.
Rene Schickele (4 August 1883 – 31 January 1940) was a French writer, essayist and translator.
Schickele was born in Obernai, Alsace, the son of a German vineyard owner and police officer and a French mother. He studied literature, history, science and philosophy (in Strasbourg, Munich, Paris and Berlin). He published several magazines as well as poetry. His work as a writer is characterized by tension between French and German culture in Alsace. After the First World War, he moved to Badenweiter, remaining passionately committed to the understanding between Germany and France. As early as 1932 he became aware of the risk of being arrested by the Nazis and emigrated to Sanary sur Mer in the South of France. He only wrote one book in French Le Retour (1938), expressing his disappointment over the failure of reconciliation between Germany and France and establish his painful decision for the Democratic France.
Good condition! Some parts of enamel are missing... see photos
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