Empress Euegénie Presiding over a State Council at the Tuileries

Then in Empress Eugénie's time, as today - "Meetings! The exciting alternative to work!" The full sleeves suggest this is from the early crinoline era, 1860 or earlier.

Keywords:  Empress Eugénie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, straight coiffure, high neckline, collar

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