War Memorabilia, Peace Conference Follies and State/Organizational Medals
The 1919 Paris Peace Conference http://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/ParisPeace: This is what those people taking notes are usually doing. These cartoons were doodled by Hayford Peirce Sr. with the American Delegation.
Another Hayford Peirce drawing from the 1919 Paris Peace Conference: http://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/ParisPeace
Bronze Depiction of French Writer and Critic Paul Bourget (1859-1935) http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/75863/Paul-Bourget, Cast by Paul Roussel (1867-1928) http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Roussel
French Medals of Honor, at least one of them likely awarded to American author Edith Wharton: http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/
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I have this painting are you interested.
Beautiful! I love it. It ties in with his description of his childhood.