1865 Empress Eugenie in high-back crinoline by Leopold Ernest Mayer

This is a commonly available image of her. The fullness and height of the Empress Eugenie's dress is enhanced in the back giving a bustle-lime effect in this 1864 Mayer portrait.

From the LIFE magazine archives; sepia tone removed by gogm.

Her sleeve cuffs with tassels have a mountain man or frontier scout look.

Keywords:  1865, Mayer, Empress Eugenie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, straight coiffure, feathered hat, high neckline, collar, bows, long close sleeves, crinoline


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