peashooter85:

The first anthropomorphic diving suit.  Invented by Alphonse and Theodore Carmagnolle of Marseilles, France, circa 1882.

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Considering hate, fear, and loathing were openly parading again in our streets today, here is a hug if you need one.

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tenebrum:

☠☥Tu Tenebrarum☥☠ 

Probably the most famous photograph of the guillotine ever taken, it depicts the last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.

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☠☥Tu Tenebrarum☥☠

Probably the most famous photograph of the guillotine ever taken, it depicts the last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.

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An illustration of the Women’s March on Versailles, 5 October 1789

Women’s March on Versailles, 5-6 october 1789. This picture shows the women’s march on Versailles. Louis XVI agreed to accompany them back to Paris.



The Women’s March on Versailles, also known as The October March, The October Days, or simply The March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution. The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who, on the morning of 5 October 1789, were near rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread. Their demonstrations quickly became intertwined with the activities of revolutionaries who were seeking liberal political reforms and a constitutional monarchy for France. The market women and their various allies grew into a mob of thousands and, encouraged by revolutionary agitators, they ransacked the city armory for weapons and marched to the Palace of Versailles. The crowd besieged the palace and in a dramatic and violent confrontation they successfully pressed their demands upon King Louis XVI. The next day, the crowd compelled the king, his family, and most of the French Assembly to return with them to Paris.

An illustration of the Women’s March on Versailles, 5 October 1789

Women’s March on Versailles, 5-6 october 1789. This picture shows the women’s march on Versailles. Louis XVI agreed to accompany them back to Paris.

The Women’s March on Versailles, also known as The October March, The October Days, or simply The March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution. The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who, on the morning of 5 October 1789, were near rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread. Their demonstrations quickly became intertwined with the activities of revolutionaries who were seeking liberal political reforms and a constitutional monarchy for France. The market women and their various allies grew into a mob of thousands and, encouraged by revolutionary agitators, they ransacked the city armory for weapons and marched to the Palace of Versailles. The crowd besieged the palace and in a dramatic and violent confrontation they successfully pressed their demands upon King Louis XVI. The next day, the crowd compelled the king, his family, and most of the French Assembly to return with them to Paris.

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Marie Adelaide of Savoy and Louis de France, the Duke and Duchess of Burgundy. They were the parents of Louis XV of France, but both died of measles while he was only two years old, leaving the young Louis as the only heir to his grandfather, Louis XIV.

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Exposition du Centenaire de la Lithographie (1895). Frédéric Hugo d’Alési (Romanian-French, 1849-1906). Colour lithograph. V&A.
A poster advertising a centennial exhibition of Lithography at the Galerie Rapp, Paris, in 1895. Frédéric d’Alési worked mainly in Paris. In this Paris scene (the Eiffel Tower is in the distance), he depicts a fashionably dressed woman of the 1890s admiring prints at an outdoor print booth. Although the place where the exhibition is being held - Galerie Rapp - is mentioned, no dates or opening times appear.

books0977:

Exposition du Centenaire de la Lithographie (1895). Frédéric Hugo d’Alési (Romanian-French, 1849-1906). Colour lithograph. V&A.

A poster advertising a centennial exhibition of Lithography at the Galerie Rapp, Paris, in 1895. Frédéric d’Alési worked mainly in Paris. In this Paris scene (the Eiffel Tower is in the distance), he depicts a fashionably dressed woman of the 1890s admiring prints at an outdoor print booth. Although the place where the exhibition is being held - Galerie Rapp - is mentioned, no dates or opening times appear.

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A Marseille, appel à la mobilisation après la profanation de la stèle du Groupe Manouchian
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the-uniformium:

French Garde du Corps du Roi M1814 Officers Helmet

Black varnished leather body and visors trimmed entirely with silver-plated copped fixtures. The body has two large palm leaf scrolls on each side with their curls forward, and the ends terminating behind a silver band that covers the seam between skull and rear visor. The front visor is edged in silver. A large sun ray plate embossed with crown over intertwined scrolls of palms crossing above the face of a deity, all above clouds with a bannered motto "Nec Pluribus Impar" (without comparison under the sun). Screwed to the skull, a crest with feather plume designs on both sides, holds a black chenille of horse hair cropped like a mane and falling forward over the front of the helmet. The ear bosses are sun rays behind the godly face at center, and hold the scalloped, graduating chinscales to the helmet. The chinstraps fasten at the wearer’s chin with a cloth ribbon tie. On the left side, forward to the ear boss, a silver squared tube plume socket holds a two-tiered tulip cup holding the stem of a white cock feather plume. Interior sweatband of leather only. Green color under the front visor and black under the rear visor. 

The Garde du Corps du Roi of the King was the senior unit in the Maison du Roi (House of the King). It was disbanded in 1816. 

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fashionsfromhistory:

Chasuble, Stole, and Maniple
1725-1750
France
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Chasuble, Stole, and Maniple

1725-1750

France

MET

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delphes:

Do you remember this picture you might have seen yesterday or the day before ?
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You might have hope for something, like a new movie, or at least a short television serie. Well it’s even better.
IT’S GONNA BE A FULL SHOW delivered by Canal + and named Versailles. There’s gonna be 10 episodes for the first season which is gonna be released in 2015. A “first” season, mean there’s gonna be others ! :D
Filming started this August on the 18th at Versailles and is directed by Jalil Lespert (who directed Yves-Saint-Laurent 2014) for 6 months.
We know some names, without knowing the parts such as :Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Noémie Schmidt, Evan Williams, Anna Brewster (The Tudors), Sarah Winter (Reign), Anatole Taubman Pillars of Earth), Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story), Elisa Lasowski, Maddison Jaizani, Peter Hudson, Gilly Gilchrist.
BUT MOST OF ALL WE KNOW WHO IS GONNA PLAY LOUIS XIV AND MONSIEUR (yes Monsieur my dear followers YES !) - and Anne of Austria (and a courtesan named Beatrice).

The plot will be set in 1667, I guess that Anna of Austria will be there for flashbacks (since she’s supposed to be dead a year before and I hope they didn’t let this huge anachronism).
I’ve translate the show’s synopsis from Canal + site (sorry for mistakes) :

"Louis XIV is 28 years old. He starts building Versailles, to tame the aristocracy and impose his absolute power. Just like you lay a trap.

Louis XIV is a young king haunted by a childhood trauma, the Fronde, a Noble’s revolt against his father Louis XIII (that’s the text, I don’t agree with it because Louis XIII was dead since 5 years and so it was against Mazarin. Anyway…) Extraordinary Political strategist, manipulative, Machiavellian, he is going to “invent” Versailles to divert Nobles, keep them under control, and slowly, transform Versailles into a golden cage. He is also capable of romantic passion. But how can he live them as he is the greatest King in the world.

The first season sees the young king turn into the Sun King, King of Kings. Historical and fictional character, from the most known courtier to the humblest villager, guide us in a world of treason and intimate secrets, political plot and declaration of war, revealing Versailles in all its glory and roughness.”

1667 is a very good choice, because Louis XIV really started to rule as he wanted to since his mother death so I can only agree on this.

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SOooo let’s go back on acting !! Did you recognise the actor on the first picture ? who IS Louis XIV.

He will be played by George Blagden better known as :
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YUP ! Athelstan from the show Vikings.

Now for my favourite part, favourite because Monsieur is maybe gonna be an important character (I guess (I hope) he’s the second name given and the story is gonna focus around Louis’ younger life).
Monsieur will be played by Alexander Vlahos better known as :
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Mordred from Merlin (I’m glad with him, because it could have been reaaaally awful, and Mordred was not bad as acting, now I’m just afraid that they’re gonna make monsieur only as the huge gay guy, childish, stupid and silly and that’s it, fingers crossed they won’t). Anyway there he is in the hall of mirror :
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Anna of Austria will be played by Dominique Blanc who played Madame de Maintenon in The King’s Way a few years ago :
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There she is with Jalil Lespert :
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And Amira Casar who will played a courtier named Beatrice.

How can I say ? That I am SUPER DUPER EXCITED !? Even if I fear this can be something wrong they finally gonna do what I always dreamed for : A SHOW ON LOUIS (AND MONSIEUR WHICH IS EVEN BETTER).
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You got me at George Blagden.

And since it’s Canal + , we may get some good French pronunciation /o/ (I too often need subtitles to understand when characters speak French in English-speaking TV shows)

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