19th Century Photography   Paul Frecker London

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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.
condition: Very fine
price:   not for sale
code: ad007
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