Révolte du Caire 21 octobre 1798

Révolte du Caire 21 octobre 1798

Ossian receiving the Ghosts of the French Heroes
Attributed to Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

Ossian receiving the Ghosts of the French Heroes

Attributed to Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

General Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, also known as Alexandre Dumas.  Dumas shared the status of the highest-ranking black officer in the Western world only with Toussaint Louverture (who in May 1797 became the second black general-in-chief in the French military) until 1989. Born in Saint-Domingue, Alexandre Dumas was of mixed race, the son of a white French nobleman and a black slave mother. He was born into slavery because of his mother’s status but was also born into nobility because of his father’s. His father took the boy with him to France in 1776 and had him educated.

General Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, also known as Alexandre Dumas.  Dumas shared the status of the highest-ranking black officer in the Western world only with Toussaint Louverture (who in May 1797 became the second black general-in-chief in the French military) until 1989. Born in Saint-Domingue, Alexandre Dumas was of mixed race, the son of a white French nobleman and a black slave mother. He was born into slavery because of his mother’s status but was also born into nobility because of his father’s. His father took the boy with him to France in 1776 and had him educated.

Execution of Louis XVI—Journée du 21 janvier 1793 la mort de Louis Capet sur la place de la Révolution : présentée à la Convention nationale le 30 germinal par Helman

Execution of Louis XVI—Journée du 21 janvier 1793 la mort de Louis Capet sur la place de la Révolution : présentée à la Convention nationale le 30 germinal par Helman

Lourve Pre-WWII
Prep for the impending war at the Louvre

Lourve Pre-WWII

Prep for the impending war at the Louvre

Door of the Art Nouveau Building from the architect Jules Lavirotte, 29 avenue Rapp, Paris 7th district, France. Sculptures by Jean-François Larrivé (1875-1928)

Door of the Art Nouveau Building from the architect Jules Lavirotte, 29 avenue Rapp, Paris 7th district, France. Sculptures by Jean-François Larrivé (1875-1928)

George Barbier, plate depicting a Greek sorceress, engraved by François Louis Schmied and printed by Pierre Bouchet, in Albert Flament, Personnages de comédie (Paris: Jules Meynial, 1922)

George Barbier, plate depicting a Greek sorceress, engraved by François Louis Schmied and printed by Pierre Bouchet, in Albert Flament, Personnages de comédie (Paris: Jules Meynial, 1922)

George Barbier, plate depicting Paulette Duval, in his Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théâtre

George Barbier, plate depicting Paulette Duval, in his Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théâtre

Evacuation of Caen, France

Evacuation of Caen, France

Procession de la Sanch

Procession de la Sanch