The Pont au Double seen from the Pont Saint-Charles. The Washing Place of the Hotel-Dieu.
Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
The plate represents a country maccaronara; for so are called those public houses where nothing but macaroni is sold; and no village is without them. The Neapolitan macaroni is easily known by not being twisted like that of Genoa, but straight, or bent only at one end.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
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From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
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
Dalarna costumes, Sweden. Dalarna is a historical province (landskap Swedish) in the heart of Sweden.
Infanterie légère de la Garde Impériale (Napoléon 1er,1809). Voltigeur. Carabinier.
The Temple of Muses, Finsbury Square London. Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the 19th century.
Raised spotted muslin underdress, with loose sleeves. Gold necklace, and York tan gloves. The repository of arts by Rudolph Ackermann.
English women’s fashion in April 1809. Street clothes in colour and style in Regency London by Rudolph Ackermann.
Fashions under the First Empire — Sacks — “Personnes cossues” — A saying of Napoleon’s – White gowns — Valenciennes lace — Ball dresses; walking dresses — Polish “toquets” and bonnets — Turbans — Muslins — Artificial flowers — Wenzel’s manufactory; “The Offspring of Imposture,” Campenon’s verses — Parisian ladies, as sketched by Horace Vernet — Stays — Cashmeres — Protest by Piis — Ternaux assists in establishing the manufacture of cashmere shawls in France — Cotton stuffs — Richard Lenoir; importance of the Rouen manufacture — Violets during the Hundred Days — The “eighteen folds,” and white silk.