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With some caveats: I'd argue that it's not any type of 'court dress' that's difficult to analyse. Highest fashion – whether 'court' or not – is in reality much more convoluted than idealised typical types. But this is a real-world example, unlike idealised 'type' examples in fashion books. As such, for example her arm dressings (the slit/paned sleeves) are ...


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Court wear is intrinsically wierd. The dags on the bodice (waist) are characteristic of court dress, not normal clothes. "Garniture" is not a familiar term. Bodice would be a single piece. White skirt is second piece. Bustle & en train are a third piece. (Consulting with my professional historian girlfriend, who is also a Costume Society of America ...


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I cannot find anything on the poem itself, but Gustave Chatain is a well known French World War One historical figure who enlisted surreptitiously at age 14, received commendations, and rose to the rank of corporal. Here he is in a publicity photo with Foch. The first of three tales in this booklet tells a (somewhat fanciful) version of Gustave's enlistment ...


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This is rank speculation, since I couldn't find a copy of the poem, but I'm going to guess that your mother's "Ardefine" is actually "Ardennes fine". I believe the final "s" is silent, and of course "fine" can be synonymous with "beautiful". The Ardennes is an area of forest, rolling hills, and other rough terrain running along the southern border of ...


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The French noblewomen usually were named based on where she was born, in the case of many Isabelle born in Burgundy, the first in line would be Isabelle of Burgundy, the second would be Isabelle of Dijon (or whatever town was the most populated by then/where she really was born) and so on. In the case where one of them inherited a noble title and were left ...


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Question: I would like to understand the context of France's material contribution, with an overview of what was provided in terms of the percentage of manpower, materiel, finance, and naval support during the revolutionary war? Short Answer: The numbers don't yield a complete "understanding" of the value of the French in the ...


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