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Parisians at Home and the Secrets d'Alcôve

With the streets dotted with busy cafés, with the boulevards and city parks alive with unhurried flâneurs, Paris in the 19th century was an immense outdoor living-room where all classes mixed freely. 497 more words

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Popular Entertainment

You are in Paris and you are in the mood for some entertainment. Nothing too heavy on the intellectual side nor do you want to explore the seedy aspect of the city. 245 more words

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The Government of Paris Will Sell Your Crinoline

Excerpt from Europe Viewed Through American Spectacles (1873) by Charles C. Fulton:

Mont-de-Piété is one of the most important and extensive establishments connected with the city government of Paris. 584 more words

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From Washerwoman to Queen of Paris

Paris of the 19th century was home to a boisterous and hard-working female corporation. Nearly one hundred thousand washerwomen worked either in the brick-and-mortar laundries across the city, or in the… 171 more words

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From Washerwoman to Queen of Paris

Paris of the 19th century was home to a boisterous and hard-working female corporation. Nearly one hundred thousand washerwomen worked either in the brick-and-mortar laundries across the city, or in the… 171 more words

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Sporting Events and Men's Fashion

One hundred and twenty-five years ago—and four years before the first Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896—the first long distance course was organized by a Parisian newspaper. 100 more words

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1890's Terror in Paris: History repeating itself

As terror stalks the streets of Paris, one is forced to remember the 1890’s when the situation was similar; when men and women infected with extreme ideas and with no regard for human life carried out deadly attacks on innocent people. 63 more words

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