Former Empress Eugenie seated in day dress by W. & D. Downey

This photo shows the Empress Eugenie seated in an austere day dress with cuirasse bodice.

From the New York City Public Library archives; detail-enhanced by gogm.

Keywords:  Downey, Empress Eugenie, Empress, Bonaparte family, straight coiffure, high enclosing neckline, buttons, long close sleeves, cuffs, cuirasse bodice, buttons, bustle, A-line skirt, gloves

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