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Sans-Culottes: These were the common people of Paris. They did not wear upper class breeches or culottes. They were the working people, shop owners, tradespeople, artisans, and factory workers.

The Trial of Marie-Antoinette, 14 October 1793

The Departure of the Citizen

A Republican Beau - French Revolutionary Fashion Plate (Note the man hanging from the gallows in the background)

A Club of Republican Women. Between 1791 and 1793, women formed associations both to support the liberal constitutional and the republican regimes and to claim equal political rights with men.

Secret door that Marie Antoinette escaped through in October 1789 when the Paris mob stormed Versailles.

The original 1791 playbill for The Magic Flute...

SAINT DENIS - La Basilique - A monument to Louis XVII, frail son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He was imprisoned with his parents, separated from his family, brainwashed to believe Revolutionary propaganda, neglected, and died in a squalid prison cell.

The guillotine blade that was used to behead Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution on 16 October 1793. The blade is on display at Madame Tussauds in London.

The wedding contract of the future king Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ball of the Bastille, 1790. The demolition of the Bastille soon came to symbolize the triumph over the forces of tyranny and repression and the first anniversary of the fall of the Bastille was commemorated by a special festival. Delegates from all over France were invited to come to Paris to swear an oath of loyalty and to enjoy fireworks, pageants, and other displays of national solidarity. Here the celebrants dance on the very spot where the prison once stood.