Limonadiere before triumphal arch of the Place du Carrousel. Paris, 1821.

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Limonadiere of Paris

Limonadiere of Paris, 1821.

No vender of any article in the world makes a greater display than the Limonadiere of Paris. It is not a vulgar barrel or tin can that could satisfy the demi-sous drinker of the Grande Nation; no, it must be a neat temple blazing with Fames, whose petticoats do not hide too much; Suns of brass and Gods and Goddesses must adorn with their beau ideal the vessel containing the drink of the decrotteur and scavenger, and the farthings coming from the filthy hand of a mud piler suddenly undergo an apotheosis, and are enshrined in the beautiful crimson velvet, gold adorned pocket of the smiling Pucelle. In the back ground is the triumphal arch of the Place du Carrousell.

Source: “Sketches Illustrative of the Manners and Costumes of France, Switzerland and Italy.” Illustrations by Richard Bridgens. Text by J.W. Polidori London. Baldwin, Cradock & Joy. 1821.

Note:  Ascent of the lower range of Mount Sinai, 1839.

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