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Victor Noir
9-27-02 Karl R. Josker

Victor Noir

Pere LaChaise Cemetery, Paris

Victor Noir was shot to death on the streets of Paris in 1870, and this life-sized casting is a depiction of how he was found. A certain part of his anatomy is quite prominent, and women hoping to get pregnant have rubbed it for luck. Victor should have been so lucky in life.

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Guest 15-Jan-2010 07:16
I believe that the statue of him was originaly naked... but then at a later stage it was decided to add clothes to it. That is why the penis is so prominent because the original statue was of him with an erection...
Guest 26-Jul-2008 16:35
If the statue was of a female, would anyone find this amusing? Why the double standard? This is the grave of a man who was murdered at 21 years old. I'm not laughing. I think it's an injustice to a brave young man.
J_Elizabeth17-Sep-2006 12:54
I don't mean to be making fun of the dead...but this is hilarious...:)