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travelingcolors: Saint Cecil Church, Albi, France

travelingcolors: Saint Cecil Church, Albi, France

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bellacosas: Home in Provence

bellacosas: Home in Provence

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Title: Le tricolore
Date Created/Published: Paris : Imp. E. Hamelin rue Fontaine au roi 59, 1874.
Medium: 1 print : lithograph, color.
Summary: Print shows the French “Le Tricolore” balloon in the colors of the French flag with three passengers, possibly Jules Duruof, his wife, and another man, standing in the basket during an ascension in Paris, June 6, 1874.

antiquememes:

  • Title: Le tricolore
  • Date Created/Published: Paris : Imp. E. Hamelin rue Fontaine au roi 59, 1874.
  • Medium: 1 print : lithograph, color.
  • Summary: Print shows the French “Le Tricolore” balloon in the colors of the French flag with three passengers, possibly Jules Duruof, his wife, and another man, standing in the basket during an ascension in Paris, June 6, 1874.

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oldrags: 
Dress by Mon Vignon, ca 1869-70 France 
Many of you have probably seen this dress but I wanted to add an interesting little fact about it that you may not know. 
What color would you say the fabric is?  Purple?  Actually, it’s mauve as it was meant to look.  The first synthetic dye, mauveine, was discovered by accident in 1856 when an 18-year-old student was trying to find a cure for malaria.  Being the first of its kind, there were problems with the dye that caused the color to fade relatively quickly.  This is why our modern idea of the color mauve is sort of a faded grayish-purple.  Examples that have faded little do exist, though, as seen here.

oldrags

Dress by Mon Vignon, ca 1869-70 France 

Many of you have probably seen this dress but I wanted to add an interesting little fact about it that you may not know. 

What color would you say the fabric is?  Purple?  Actually, it’s mauve as it was meant to look.  The first synthetic dye, mauveine, was discovered by accident in 1856 when an 18-year-old student was trying to find a cure for malaria.  Being the first of its kind, there were problems with the dye that caused the color to fade relatively quickly.  This is why our modern idea of the color mauve is sort of a faded grayish-purple.  Examples that have faded little do exist, though, as seen here.

ysvoice: Angers, Loire valley, France by John Glass | via allthingseurope

ysvoiceAngers, Loire valley, France by John Glass | via allthingseurope

woodendreams: by Sophie Mathus Coeurdimage
ysvoice: Paris by wangtzuhwa | via hellanne | tres-fabuleux
ysvoice: Château de Chenonceau - Loire, France by frogandprincess 
The Château de Chenonceau is a manor house near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. It was built on the site of an old mill in the River Cher, sometime before its first written record in the 11th century. The current manor was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert Delorme.

ysvoiceChâteau de Chenonceau - Loire, France by frogandprincess 

The Château de Chenonceau is a manor house near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. It was built on the site of an old mill in the River Cher, sometime before its first written record in the 11th century. The current manor was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert Delorme.

ysvoice: Beau miroir - Le Lot à Puy l’Evêque by PierreG_09

ysvoiceBeau miroir - Le Lot à Puy l’Evêque by PierreG_09

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ornamentedbeing: ca 1735-70 Whale Bone Stays, France

ornamentedbeing: ca 1735-70 Whale Bone Stays, France