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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

19th Century France

Events in the Street: Female duel with sand-filled socks

“Le Petit Journal” November 1st 1902:

There are Apaches of both sexes as seen recently in the rue du Général-Morin. Louise Henin, a beautiful girl of twenty, became mortally angered by Andrée Merle, twenty-three years, for reasons difficult to specify. 109 more words

19th Century France

Jacques Takes a Bath

Taking a bath was considered a dangerous undertaking in the not so distant past. It was generally believed that, subjected to a prolonged contact with water, body organs would liquefy and therefore a proper rest was needed to restore them to their normal consistency. 915 more words

19th Century France

Love of Dogs

Charles C. Fulton was one of the American travelers who visited Paris in the second half of the 19th century when overseas travel was made safer and comfortable. 371 more words

19th Century France

Poor and Helpless in 19th Century Paris


Source: Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day by William Walton, published in 1899

The immense army of the helpless and sickly poor—paupers, paralytics, scrofulous, consumptive, idiotic, cancerous—demands a complex machinery from the State or the municipal administration. 620 more words

19th Century France

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French street guitar player, Notre Dame

French Starbucks lover, Paris

Smoking French man (Parisien), Jardins du Luxembourg

French firemen, Ile de France

Smoking French woman (Parisienne), Paris… 13 more words

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The Gangs of Paris: Les Apaches

In the Parisian Prostitutes series we met la gigolette. ( …She is the mistress of the garroters of La Vilette or the stabbers of Grenelle. 227 more words

19th Century France