Bourgeois woman of Paris in street costume at the end of the 18th century.

Bourgeoise, woman, fashion, 18th, century, costume,
Bourgeoise woman, 1781.

Citizen of Paris in street costume in 1781.

Bourgeoise en 1781.

illustration, black, cat

Source:

Paris à travers les siècles. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours, by Nicolas Jules Henri Gourdon de Genouillac. Published 1879.

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