Market Scene at Rouen. The Place de la Haute-Vieille-Tour with the cathedral in the background. France 1819.
It is from Côte Sainte-Catherine that one can enjoy a remarkable panorama of Rouen and its urban area.
Looking out from the hotel opposite the quay, we enjoy an extremely picturesque view of the lively port of Dieppe with its sailing ships.
Dieppe is a maritime and fishing port on the Alabaster Coast in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region
The striped stockings and crooked stick are characteristic of the Incroyables. The trend toward simplicity resulted in a classic silhouette for women (Merveilleuses).
France 18th century. Fashion types from the time of the Directory. Stock exchange speculators and crooks. The Merveilleuses and the Incroyables.
Women’s fashion of classicism in France at the end of the 18th century. Modes of the Directory and the Consulate (1795-1804).
Womens fashion at an Official ball during the French Empire in 1804. White remained a very popular color for women during the Empire period.
France. The fashion of the dandies from 1801 to 1805. Paris in transition from Directoire to Empire.
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.
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