Category Archives: Fashion

Elegant Costumes: Viviandière

DescriptionEnglish: Costume design from Les Travestissements élégants by François-Claudius Compte-Calix
Date1864
SourceLe Travestissements élégants (https://archive.org/details/lestravestisseme00comp/page/n7/mode/2up)
AuthorFrançois-Claudius Compte-Calix
She sells “perfect love” to the soldiers. Doubtless business is brisk.

The Diamond, by E. T. Parris

DescriptionEnglish: by E. T. Parris, from Gems of Beauty
Date1836
SourceGems of Beauty (https://archive.org/details/GemsOfBeautyDisplayedInASeriesOfTwelveHighlyFinishedEngravingsFrom/parris-e-gems-1836-RTL003048/page/n7/mode/2up)
AuthorEdmund Thomas Parris
We have done our best to minimize the strong foxing on the original page, but have not been able to eliminate it.