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Lilian28 Mar 2024 5:39 p.m. PST

Huge variety of unifoms other than the usual sober all blue Mobile National Guard and blue and garance Infantry 334 plates of French National Guard, Francs-Tireurs, redcoats or redshirts Garibaldians, former Imperial Guard and Line, all colour, French and foreigners, men and women, several cantinières, even religious and civilians at the time of the war in Paris 1870-1871 then Commune 1871
all "croqués sur le vif" in 1870-1871 in Paris by Raffet
volume 1
volume 2

only a selection among 334

Garibaldian standard-bearer

Dutch Ambulance

National Guard
in light blue

in black

in brown

in green

Légion des Amis de la France foreign volunteers

Francs-Tireurs de Montevideo


Communard National Guard

woman in the ranks of National Guard (several women in such battalion as precised by Raffet) Commune de Paris

armed and horsed cantinière Communarde

…Gavroche version Commune de Paris 1871

Perris070728 Mar 2024 6:13 p.m. PST

Merci! Volume 2 plate 197 looks a lot like General Grant from the ACW!

Lilian28 Mar 2024 6:29 p.m. PST

indeed I thought the same, Raffet had probably seen the picture somewhere to be inspired to imitate the posture

Texaswalker28 Mar 2024 6:53 p.m. PST

Wow, great resource, thank you.

skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2024 7:45 a.m. PST

Excellent resource! THanks for posting it!

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2024 2:46 a.m. PST
Stalkey and Co01 Apr 2024 6:09 p.m. PST

Appreciate this!

Love the furry fellow at the top… really belongs in Nouveau France!

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