Brittany (fr. Bretagne). Hairdresses of women and children: The Bigouden of Pont-l’Abbé and Cabelou. Women of Sables-d’Olonne. Saltwinning population of the Guérande peninsula: Costume of the married; the Ventel, church cloak.
Gallic warrior from about 400-200 before Christ. Reconstructed after antique sculptures and original finds. Gimbel’s weapons collection.
Gauls. Male and female types. Gallic chief. Merovingian chief. Frankish warrior with the Scamasax. Farmers. Flag Bearer. Horsemen. Warrior types of the Salian Franks. The bardocucullus. The carnyx, war trumpet.
The Palace of Blois affords an example of successive changes in the buildings, from the original castle to the period of the Renaissance.
War armour from 1350 to about 1460, in the period of the Hundred Years War. The development of the Bascinet helmet of the knight’s armour in the Middle Ages
Nuns of St. Vincent of Paul. Confraternities of Charity. Mademoiselle le Gras. Foundation in Paris. Spread the Foundation. French Revolution. Restoration.
The French guards since their creation. Soldiers in the 17th and 18th century. Uniforms of Pikiner, Flag bearer, Tambour, Musketeer, Officer.
Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet. THIS plate contains twenty-two examples of the ornamentation of hangings and stuffs, all of them remarkable for simplicity of design.
Female fashion. Second half of the reign of Louis XIV. The Capote, The Muff. The Fontange. The Baskine. The lace apron. The House Dresses.
Medium Age. France. The challenger of the tournament. Noblemen of the court of Charles VIII. Entering the barriers to taking the oath. Noblemen of the court of Charles VIII.