80s French Motto Liberte Egalite Fraternite t-shirt Small

Chest 19 in.

Length 25 in.

Content: Cotton Blend

Tag Brand: Tag unreadable.

This vintage 80s t-shirt depicts the tripartite motto "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" which translates to "liberty, equality, fraternity"and is best known as being the national motto of France and the Republic of Haiti. The phrase is believed to have been popularized during the French revolution by lawyer and statesmen  Maximilien Robespierre who is credited as suggesting the use of the phrase on the French revolutionaries' uniforms and flags.

While that idea seemed to have fallen through, the phrase was later officially adopted by the French during the overthrow of their government in 1789. This tee celebrates the bicentennial of that historic event in 1989. The phrase, which promotes equality and oneness, spoke to the revolutionaries who were rejecting the privilege of the ruling class.  

Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. Feels like a cotton blend.


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