Mother Of Napoleon Bonaparte 1750-1836.

French first empire costumes. Maria Letizia Ramolino Buonaparte. Mother of Napoleon I of France.

Maria Letizia Ramolino Buonaparte 1750-1836

Mother Of Napoleon Bonaparte. Maria Letizia Ramolino Buonaparte 1750-1836.

French first empire period.

From the Book: Life of Napoleon Bonaparte; (1896) by Sloane, William Milligan.

Note:  Dessins de broderie. France 1818.

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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.


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