Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Cependant, messieurs, nous qui prenons la liberté au sérieux, mettons de la mesure dans nos démonstrations ; ne séduisons pas tant l’opinion d’un peuple qui comprend bien mieux ce qui l’éblouit que ce qui le sert (…). J’ai peur, je l’avoue, qu’on ne fasse trop dire ou penser au peuple : « Voyez, au bout du compte, il n’y a de populaire que la gloire, il n’y a de moralité que dans le succès ; soyez grand et faites tout ce que vous voudrez ; gagnez des batailles et faites-vous un jouet des institutions de votre pays ! » Est-ce ainsi qu’on apprend à une nation à apprécier ses droits ?

A l’occasion du débat sur les conditions du retour des cendres de Napoléon, rapatriées de Sainte-Hélène à Paris, Lamartine s’élève contre le culte bonapartiste qui enfièvre nombre de députés et qui va, selon lui, à l’encontre des vraies valeur de liberté et d’Etat de droit. 

26 mai 1840

(via debats-parlementaires)

Sunday, April 20, 2014
mpdrolet:

Jeune Hortense, stranded near St Michael’s Mount, May l7th, 1888. The foreground carriage is for the Penzance lifeboat. This sturdy brigantine lived to sail another day.

mpdrolet:

Jeune Hortense, stranded near St Michael’s Mount, May l7th, 1888. The foreground carriage is for the Penzance lifeboat. This sturdy brigantine lived to sail another day.

Friday, April 18, 2014
putaplastika:

Sleeping Beauties, Y Gyffylliog, c.1885, John Thomas (1838-1905)
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

putaplastika:

Sleeping Beauties, Y Gyffylliog, c.1885, John Thomas (1838-1905)

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

(Source: oddbin)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
edwarddespard:

La Caricature has Louis-Philippe and co trying to topple Marianne - while the caption warns that if she falls, they will be crushed.

edwarddespard:

La Caricature has Louis-Philippe and co trying to topple Marianne - while the caption warns that if she falls, they will be crushed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The serfs’ loyalties remained fixed on the Habsburg Emperor who, it was said, used his divinely ordained authority to suspend the Ten Commandments allowing the peasents to kill their hated landlords with impunity. 1848: The Year of Revolution, Mike Rapport (via taylorswifthecreator)
Monday, April 14, 2014
dieweltvongestern:

The assassination of the Empress of Austria, illustration from ‘Le Petit Journal: Supplement illustre’, 25th September 1898.
“I am an anarchist by conviction…I came to Geneva to kill a sovereign, with object of giving an example to those who suffer and those who do nothing to improve their social position; it did not matter to me who the sovereign was whom I should kill…It was not a woman I struck, but an Empress; it was a crown that I had in view." -the assassin, Luigi Lucheni

dieweltvongestern:

The assassination of the Empress of Austria, illustration from ‘Le Petit Journal: Supplement illustre’, 25th September 1898.

I am an anarchist by conviction…I came to Geneva to kill a sovereign, with object of giving an example to those who suffer and those who do nothing to improve their social position; it did not matter to me who the sovereign was whom I should kill…It was not a woman I struck, but an Empress; it was a crown that I had in view." -the assassin, Luigi Lucheni

tacerror:

Bavarian Uhlan in Galla, 1888.
By Louis Braun from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection,

tacerror:

Bavarian Uhlan in Galla, 1888.

By Louis Braun from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection,

Sunday, April 13, 2014
drakontomalloi:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Le Tocsin. 1895

drakontomalloi:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Le Tocsin. 1895


 Utagawa Hiroshige, New Year’s Eve Foxfires (detail), 1857

 Utagawa Hiroshige, New Year’s Eve Foxfires (detail), 1857

(Source: brooklynmuseum.org)

blastedheath:

Pierre-Georges Jeanniot (French, 1848-1934), Conscrits [Conscripts], 1894. Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 x 34 in. (77.7 x 86.3 cm.)

blastedheath:

Pierre-Georges Jeanniot (French, 1848-1934), Conscrits [Conscripts], 1894. Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 x 34 in. (77.7 x 86.3 cm.)