Clothing and equipment of a colour merchant in Paris

Clothing, equipment, colour, merchant, Paris, 19th, century, fashion, history,
Merchand de mise en Couleur sans Frottage 1850

Clothing and equipment of a colour merchant in Paris around 1850, offering colours without abrasion.

Un marchand de mise en couleurs sans frottage a Paris en 1850

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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.


Note:  Historical costume silhouettes from 1750 to 1950

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