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4 days ago

© Printing a new "Empire" design this afternoon. Incredibly hot in the factory, but I still enjoy this part of the job, seeing new designs come to life for the first time. I could do without all the time hanging around for work to start, but I have to go with the flow?! Always worth it in the end! There is a second colour to go on this, an ocherish yellow, a very popular colour combination in the early 19th century. I will probably also do it in two shades of indigo, and maybe two tones of beige for the beige brigade...... A simple twist of colour and suddenly they are relevant to another era, but there is no question, the original colourways are always the best!!!! The best decorators can always spot the original, or if they can't spot them, are instinctively drawn to them. #frenchempire #empire #19thcentury #french #handprinted #cotton #furnishings #printed #fabrics #textiles #india #screenprinting

4 days ago

#napoleonsveterans A soldier only known as "Monseiur Maire of the 7th Hussars of 1815" is shown posing for this photograph while wearing his original uniform. A true veteran of the Napoleonic Wars and of Emperor Napoleon's Grande Armée. Somewhere in Paris, France. Circa 1850s. ____________________________ #napoleonicwars #napoleonsveterans #napoleon #war #history #warhistory #france #frenchempire #warphotography #warphotos #grandarmee #paris #french #waterloo #veteran #historiansunion #combat #soldiers #generals #combatphotos #historybuff #historynerd

5 days ago

In "Napoleon I at Fontainebleau, 31 March, 1814" (detail, 1840), Paul Delaroche imagined a brooding, introspective #Emperor at the moment he realizes the victorious European allies have declared the end of his reign. It's the face of a man who knows the end has come. I can't wait for the day (soon please!!!) when the same realization dawns on #notmypresident . 😡 ________________________________________ #PaulDelaroche #NapoleonBonaparte #Napoleon #emperornapoleon #portrait #imperial #abdication #frenchempire #uniform #paunch #destiny #frenchart #19thcenturyart #museedelarmee

5 days ago

August 15, 1769 – Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French. Born as Napoleone di Buonaparte to Carlo Maria di Buonaparte and Maria Letizia Ramolino, in his family's ancestral home Casa Buonaparte in Ajaccio, the capital of the island of Corsica. In his 20s, he adopted the more French-sounding Napoléon Bonaparte. When the Revolution broke out in 1789, Napoleon was serving as an artillery officer in the French army. Seizing the new opportunities presented by the Revolution, he rapidly rose through the ranks of the military, becoming a general at age 24. At age 26, he began his first military campaign against the Austrians and their Italian allies—winning virtually every battle, conquering the Italian Peninsula in a year, and becoming a national hero. In 1798, he led a military expedition to Egypt that served as a springboard to political power. He engineered a coup in November 1799 and became First Consul of the Republic. His ambition and public approval inspired him to go further, and in 1804 he became the first Emperor of the French. Hoping to extend the Continental System and choke off British trade with the European mainland, Napoleon invaded Iberia and declared his brother Joseph the King of Spain in 1808. The Spanish and the Portuguese revolted with British support. In 1813, Prussia and Austria joined Russian forces in a Sixth Coalition against France. A lengthy military campaign culminated in a large Allied army defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig in October 1813. The Allies then invaded Franceand captured Paris in the spring of 1814, forcing Napoleon to abdicate in April. He was exiled to the island of Elba near Rome and the Bourbons were restored to power. However, Napoleon escaped from Elba in February 1815 and took control of France once again. The Allies responded by forming a Seventh Coalition, which defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in June. The British exiled him to the remote island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, where he died six years later at the age of 51. #frenchroyalty #frenchroyals #frenchempire #royals #royalty #royaleurope #napoleonbonaparte #bonapartedynasty #frenchemperor #emperoroffrench

6 days ago

Parmenter Hall - Baker University. Construction began in 1865, and, at commencement in 1866, cornerstone ceremonies were held that included a speech by Marcus Parrot, the first congressman from Kansas. Following these ceremonies, construction stalled due to lack of funds. By 1869, construction still remained stalled, with only the foundation and first floor walls completed, with over $7,000 already used in the building's construction. By 1871, the building was enclosed, and faculty and students moved into the ready-to-use first floor. The building was finally completed in 1882 when the tower and belfry were added, as well as a large bell, a gift from the citizens of Baldwin City. The building is constructed of native stone in the French Empire architectural style. It has served Baker University students and faculty for over 140 years, still in use today. The building is also notable in that Abraham Lincoln donated $100 to it's construction and that it is only the second building used by Baker University, the oldest four year college in Kansas, having been chartered in 1858. The building was listed on the National Register Of Historic Places on September 19, 1977. Photographed 8-9-17. #Baldwin #BaldwinCity #Kansas #AsBigAsYouThink #NoPlaceLikeKS #SunflowerState #BakerUniversity #savingplaces #thisplacematters #history #historic #preservation #landmarks #history #university #college #educationhistory #yourBU #FrenchEmpire #Architecture

6 days ago

On this day in history, August 15, 1769, the father of modern Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte, was born on Corsica, a small Franco-Italian island in the western Mediterranean. _________________________________ #history #historyoverdose #napoleonbonaparte #napoleon #france #frenchhistory #europeanhistory #worldhistory #europe #revolutionaryfrance #frenchrevolution #napoleonsempire #frenchempire #empire #moderneurope #corsica #italy _________________________________ 🇫🇷 Can we get a happy birthday for L'Emperor? 🇫🇷

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