The charming lady on the left is a Character from F'murr's 'Le génie des Alpages'. Don't damage your eyes trying to decipher the writing, my handwriting is already poor without being sliced and diced by the scanner. It says 'Si tu te couches dans mes bras
Alors la vie te semblera
Tu y seras hors de portée
Des chiens des loups, des hommes et des
Imbéciles' From the song 'Oncle Arhibald, by Brassens ... On the right are the three voodoo Guédés, spirits of Death, Baron Cimetière, Baron Samedi and Baron La Croix. PS : OK for non-french speakers the song just about says 'If you lay down in my arms/ Life wil seme to be/ easier/ You will be out of reach/ Of dogs and wolfes, of men and/ fools' ... This is one of the many things death is telling an old man in the song , I like the way Death is depicted in this song, it wouldn't fit these pictures (the man mocks death saying 'away with bony women, long live plump beauties').