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Paris as it looked in 1865…

The quiet street scene conjures up images of seamstresses,

and laundresses, cooks and bakers rushing through the

early morning streets to go about their daily lives…

Anthropologie 2

Anthropologie catalog photo…

Evoking beauty and heritage and hard work at once…


Silent collection of dressmaker forms stand in the window…

Chelsea Antiques, Petaluma, California


Several vintage laundry shuttles overflow with Belgian grain sacks

in front of  Euro-Linens vast caravan of antique linens, French

Ticking and chemises at the Alameda Flea Market..


A collection of hard wearing white crockery,  galvanized

metal boxes and an antique scale on industrial shelving…

Siena Antiques

Petaluma, California

napoleon_paris Machinery 1855

French Machinery

c. 1855

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Art et Metiers (old model) c. 1877


All antique photos from the  Napoleon III and Paris exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art…
Now through Sept 7