Eugénie wearing a lace shawl

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by voyageroffreedom on 23 January 2011; sepia tone removed and spots removed and right side of lower edge fixed using Photoshop by gogm.

Eugenie's skirt is so round and full that it is probably supported by an early example of a cage crinoline; this is supported by her sleeves. She wears no visible jewelry.

Keywords:  Empress Eugénie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, straight coiffure, high neckline, ruching, jacket bodice, pagoda sleeves, under-sleeves, lace, crinoline, flounces, shawl


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