Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

Another pose from the same sitting

When the Imperial family fled France in 1871, Clothilde was the last to leave the Tuileries, and her exit was wholly admirable. Despising all commoners, especially mobs, Clothilde spurned the thought of any danger. When she was ready to leave, she did so in an open carriage bearing her own arms and escorted by outriders, heading without a second thought towards the most crowded boulevards leading to the Porte d'Italie. The mob was so taken aback by this display of sublime courage mixed with total indifference to surroundings and circumstance, that passage was made for her carriage, and frequent cries of 'There goes a brave woman!' could be heard.


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