Garde royal. Grenadier à Cheval. 2e Régiment 1825.

Garde royal, Grenadier, Cheval, 2e Régiment, France, Military, Uniform,
Royal Guard. Grenadier à Cheval. 1825. 2nd Regiment.

Garde royal. Grenadier à Cheval. 2e Régiment 1825.

The Grenadiers à cheval de la Garde impériale were a regiment of heavy cavalry belonging to the Garde impériale of the First Empire.

A Guard already existed at the time of the Directorate and Consulate, but it was considerably enlarged after the establishment of the Empire in 1804 – among other things by the allocation of the (renamed for this purpose) regiment of the “Grenadiers à cheval de la Garde impériale”.

Source: Histoire de l’Armée et de tous les régiments depuis les premiers temps de la Monarchie jusqu’à nos jours par M. Adrien Pascal. Paris, Dutertre, Libraire -Editeur 1861.
Illustré par M. Philippoteaux, E. Charpentier, H. Bellangé, de Moraine, Morel-Fatio, Sorieul, etc.


Note:  Musketeer costume in 1586. Reign of Henri III.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.

From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.

Leave a Reply

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)


Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.