Dress is silk surah ca. 1820 MOMU coll Jacoba de Jonge J160 Made from an older model for which the bodice has survived, indicating that the original dated from arond 1800. Source: Living fashion, Women's daily wear 1750-1950, From the Jacoba de Jonge collection
Family from Bareges, French Pryenees, in traditional dress. The woman is knitting as she walks. The barefoot child is on its father\'s shoulders. Tinted lithograph from Nouvelles Suite de Costumes des Pyrenees (Paris, c1840).
The elite Engineers and Sappers of the Imperial Guard. You'll see their uniform legacy in the helmets of the Pompiers de Paris today. They were formed by Napoleon I after a major fire at the Austrian Embassy and he saw the need for a regular fire unit.