The Court of Empress Eugenie

This image could date from 1870 given the early bustle dress worn by the standing Lady facing Empress Eugenie as well as the two to the left.

From the New York City Public Library collection; sepia tint removed by gogm.

Many of Eugenie's Ladies wear floral headdresses while the Empress wears a tiara as well as a dress that appears to be a late-model crinoline rather than a bustle.

Keywords:  Empress Eugenie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, Lady-in-Waiting, straight coiffure, long straight coiffure, floral headdress, veil, lace, bows, scoop neckline, off shoulder scoop neckline, long close sleeves, elbow length close sleeves, puffed cap sleeves, flounces, ruching, ruffles, train, necklace, wrap


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