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.)

hairymouthfuls:

[Lombard Master] : Bersagliere of the Italian National Guard in the full uniform adopted by the Provisional Government in Milan in 1848.

hairymouthfuls:

[Lombard Master] : Bersagliere of the Italian National Guard in the full uniform adopted by the Provisional Government in Milan in 1848.

(Source: blastedheath)

Friday, April 11, 2014
A group of these young Irish leaders called themselves Young Ireland, in imitation of Mazzini’s Young Italy, even though Mazzini would not let the Irish in his league of European peoples. Actually Mazzini was afraid of antagonizing his British supporters, but publicly the high priest of nationality declared that the Irish were not a nation because they had no distinctive moral contribution for humanity. Indifferent to this judgement, Young Ireland acted just like all the other nationalities of Europe, by studying the ancient language and traditions of their island, wearing native dress, and popularizing their history. They also talked a lot of fighting for Irish freedom, though they were sadly lacking in military genius and the ability to rouse their poorer countrymen. Priscilla Robertson, Revolutions of 1848: A Social History, p408 (via ralexmox)
necspenecmetu:

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, The Barricade in Rue Mortellerie, Paris, June 1848, 1850-1

necspenecmetu:

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, The Barricade in Rue Mortellerie, Paris, June 1848, 1850-1