Lady`s of the first empire by G. Boldoni

Lady`s of the First Empire by G. Boldoni. Premier Empire term for the period 1804 to 1814 and 1815 in the history of France. The monarchy initiated the slow liberalization of Europe and the end of absolutism. The 1820s were the transition from the classically styled Regency and Empire style of … Continue reading

Traditional russia folk costume of a hawker.

Traditional russia folk costume of a hawker of sacred pictures. To supply the peasantry with sacred pictures, that are generally painted upon wooden boards, and crosses, old men travel about the  country bareheaded, and barter or exchange them; for, according to their ideas of their sanctity, … Continue reading