1860 Annexation of Savoie to France in August by Edourard Riou (Versailles) Photo credit Gerard Blot

A crowd is out celebrating the annexation of Savoie by France in this 1860 print. I did not know what annexation actually meant. A terse version of the story can be found here.

Photo credit - Gérard Blot.

Keywords:  1860, Riout, Blot, Empress Eugénie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, hat, feathered hat, bonnet, shawl, crinoline, flounces, full long sleeves, parasol


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