1870 (1 January) Ladies' Reception at the Tuileries


I recognize the face of Napoléon Joseph, "Plon Plon" Bonaparte looking away from the Imperial family's dais.

From Google; image flipped 90° and enlarged by half. The page header may not be precisely aligned with the rest of the page.

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1870 (1 January) Ladies' Reception at the Tuileries

This is a good illustration to close the Victorian album. The Ladies in the foreground wear late 1860s dresses with a half-conical shape. But the short Lady's (Pauline Metternich?) dress has a bustle silhouette. So does the Empress'.

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