France 18th century. Military uniforms. Cavalry music. Companies of the Kings Guard. The royal livery. The Musketeers of the Royal Guard.
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France. 18th century. The Casaquin, pet-en-l’air or Caraco. Costumes of the nobility. The bourgeoisie and the lower classes under Louis XV. Historical figures and fashion types.
Iceland wedding dress 1809 Source: Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809 by Sir William Jackson Hooker. Published by Longman London, Yarmouth 1813. Above picture: Different… Read More