Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

The Imperial family

Napoléon III understood the power of manipulating his public image through visual propaganda, and he firmly embraced the medium of photography. In spite of his string of mistresses, the Emperor presents himself here as the apogee of bourgeois respectability and moral probity, the archetypal family man.

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Napoleon III, Napoleon, Empress Eugenie, Empress Eugénie, Eugénie, Napoléon, Napoléon III, Prince Imperial, the Prince Imperial, Disderi, Disdéri