May 29 1814: Joséphine Dies | First Night History

May 29 1814: Joséphine Dies

David Jacques-Louis,Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine (detail),1805-07.

David Jacques-Louis,Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine (detail),1805-07.

On this day in history-On December.2, 1804 Napoleon crowns himself emperor of France in Paris. In addition he makes his wife, Josephine, empress.

On this day in history-On December.2, 1804 Napoleon crowns himself emperor of France in Paris. In addition he makes his wife, Josephine, empress.

Fabulous Style back then. Were so drab now. Dress belonging to Empress Josephine de Beauharnais from Malmaison. From http://journals.worldnomads.com/nicolasophie/story/12537/France/3rd-December

Fabulous Style back then. Were so drab now. Dress belonging to Empress Josephine de Beauharnais from Malmaison. From http://journals.worldnomads.com/nicolasophie/story/12537/France/3rd-December

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire  From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”

A gauze court dress, with heavy silver embroidery worn by Empress Joséphine probably at a ball or trip to the opera or theatre.

A gauze court dress, with heavy silver embroidery worn by Empress Joséphine probably at a ball or trip to the opera or theatre.

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