1863 Fireworks at the Imperial residence of Fontainebleau, in honor of the capture of Puebla (Château de Fontainebleau)

The Ladies wear casual crinoline dresses with flattened fronts while the men wear business suits in this 1863 photo.

The occupation forces took Puebla, after suffering a loss there on cinco de Mayo the previous year. Photo credit - Gérard Blot.

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