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Poles used for "The Travelers" curtain

Poles used for "The Travelers" curtain

L'Abbaye Prison - One of the prisons used to house "enemies of the Republic" during the French Revolution.

L'Abbaye Prison - One of the prisons used to house "enemies of the Republic" during the French Revolution.

During the French Revolution - the republicans decided to do away with the calendar and come up with one of their own, renaming each month and day.  Instead of May 9 it became 20 Floréal.  This is the image associated with Floréal.

During the French Revolution - the republicans decided to do away with the calendar and come up with one of their own, renaming each month and day. Instead of May 9 it became 20 Floréal. This is the image associated with Floréal.

On this date in 1794, one of the great royalist generals of the Vendee revolt was shot by the French Revolution’s Republican forces at Nourmoutier à l'âge de 42 ans.  The 1793 counterrevolutioonary uprising in the Vendee had roused retired cavalryman Maurice Joseph Louis Gigost d’Elbee, and he became the second commander of the Royal and Catholic Army upon the death of Jacques Cathelineau.

On this date in 1794, one of the great royalist generals of the Vendee revolt was shot by the French Revolution’s Republican forces at Nourmoutier à l'âge de 42 ans. The 1793 counterrevolutioonary uprising in the Vendee had roused retired cavalryman Maurice Joseph Louis Gigost d’Elbee, and he became the second commander of the Royal and Catholic Army upon the death of Jacques Cathelineau.

La Statue de Danton, by Auguste Paris was erected in front of Odéon Paris, in 1889 for the centennial celebration of the French revolution.    Georges Jacques Danton was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution and the first President of the Committee of Public Safety. A moderating influence on the Jacobins, he was guillotined by the advocates of revolutionary terror after accusations of venality and leniency to the enemies of the Revolution. By wallyg

La Statue de Danton, by Auguste Paris was erected in front of Odéon Paris, in 1889 for the centennial celebration of the French revolution. Georges Jacques Danton was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution and the first President of the Committee of Public Safety. A moderating influence on the Jacobins, he was guillotined by the advocates of revolutionary terror after accusations of venality and leniency to the enemies of the Revolution. By wallyg

"The National Assembly, considering qu'appelée to determine the constitution of the kingdom, operate the regeneration of public order and maintain the true principles of monarchy, nothing can prevent it from continuing its deliberations in whatever place it be forced to settle, and finally, wherever its members are present, there is the National Assembly    This being one of the first lines of the tennis court oath showing just how dedicated some were.     The oath plaque affixed above the…

"The National Assembly, considering qu'appelée to determine the constitution of the kingdom, operate the regeneration of public order and maintain the true principles of monarchy, nothing can prevent it from continuing its deliberations in whatever place it be forced to settle, and finally, wherever its members are present, there is the National Assembly This being one of the first lines of the tennis court oath showing just how dedicated some were. The oath plaque affixed above the…

View of the Mound of Champ de la Reunion on the Festival That Was Celebrated in Honor of the Supreme Being  In this watercolor of the Festival of the Supreme Being, we see a procession that includes a woman wearing a Phrygian cap paraded past a statue of Hercules holding two smaller statues of Liberty and Equality, towards a Liberty tree, atop the hill. In the foreground, a patriotic woman explains the meaning of the spectacle to her young son, an allegory of the didactic intent of the…

View of the Mound of Champ de la Reunion on the Festival That Was Celebrated in Honor of the Supreme Being In this watercolor of the Festival of the Supreme Being, we see a procession that includes a woman wearing a Phrygian cap paraded past a statue of Hercules holding two smaller statues of Liberty and Equality, towards a Liberty tree, atop the hill. In the foreground, a patriotic woman explains the meaning of the spectacle to her young son, an allegory of the didactic intent of the…

La Pelegrina pearl is one of the most famous pearls in the world. Its history spans more than 350 years, and it has survived both the French Revolution of 1789–99 and the Russian Bolshevik (Communist) revolution of 1917. It was owned by European kings and queens.

La Pelegrina pearl is one of the most famous pearls in the world. Its history spans more than 350 years, and it has survived both the French Revolution of 1789–99 and the Russian Bolshevik (Communist) revolution of 1917. It was owned by European kings and queens.

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