Monday, October 25, 2010


The annals of history have a way of slipping into the abyss of time. Only what is fossilized is remembered, and nothing is better fossilized than the stories of defeat and conquest, the life and death of many an ancien regime.

My love of history and my love of fashion come together full force in these photos dug up from the French Military Archives. In what historians now refer to as The Race for Africa, these photos from the late nineteenth century feature members of the first, second and third Regiment de Chausseurs d'Afrique, in expeditions to Algeria. Look out soon for some daguerreotypes !

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