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Background imageFrench Collection: Ice plant, Highway ice plant, Pigface or Hottentot fig -Carpobrotus edulis

Ice plant, Highway ice plant, Pigface or Hottentot fig -Carpobrotus edulis-, dunes south of Bastia, Corsica, France, Europe

Background imageFrench Collection: Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone
Illustration shows the Rosetta Stone as it sits on a pedestal, 1800s. The stone contains identical text in three languages, hieroglyphs, Egyptian, and ancient Greek

Background imageFrench Collection: Map of the world, 1720

Map of the world, 1720
(Original Caption) 18th century map of the world. Published in Paris in 1720, this French map shows the known world, including the new lands that had been discovered in the preceding centuries by

Background imageFrench Collection: Illustration of Chateau de Mercues, Mercues, Lot, France

Illustration of Chateau de Mercues, Mercues, Lot, France

Background imageFrench Collection: Landscape: scenic lavender field in Provence, France

Landscape: scenic lavender field in Provence, France
France, Provence Alps Cote d Azur, Haute Provence, Plateau of Valensole. Lavender field in full bloom

Background imageFrench Collection: Illustration of Bonnet rouge (Phrygian cap)

Illustration of Bonnet rouge (Phrygian cap)

Background imageFrench Collection: Bastille Under Siege

Bastille Under Siege
1789: The Bastille under siege by troops during the French Revolution. Below: The ground plan. Original Artwork: Engraving by J Chapman (pub. 15th September 1798 by J Wilkes)

Background imageFrench Collection: The 13th Letter

The 13th Letter
Charles Boyer (1899 - 1978) and Michael Rennie (1909 - 1971) in the film 'The Thirteenth Letter' directed by Otto Preminger and produced by 20th Century Fox. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageFrench Collection: Fiesta

Fiesta
1957: French actress Juliette Greco with Tyrone Power in the film of Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Sun Also Rises'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageFrench Collection: Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert
1943: Promotional headshot portrait of French-born actor Claudette Colbert (1903-1996) for director Mark Sandrich's film, 'So Proudly We Hail.' She wears a blouse with a ruffled collar

Background imageFrench Collection: Renee Adoree

Renee Adoree
circa 1923: Renee Adoree (1898 - 1933) formerly Jeanne De La Fonte, the French leading lady and former circus bareback rider who was contracted to MGM

Background imageFrench Collection: Marriage Circle

Marriage Circle
1924: Marie Prevost (1893 - 1937), formerly Marie Bickford Dunn, in a scene from 'Marriage Circle' about a bachelor on the loose. The film was directed by Ernst Lubitsch for Warner Brothers

Background imageFrench Collection: Sign Of The Cross

Sign Of The Cross
1932: Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996) plays the Empress Poppaea in Cecil B DeMille's moralising film 'The Sign Of The Cross'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageFrench Collection: An American In Paris

An American In Paris
1951: American actor-dancer Gene Kelly (1912 - 1996) stars with Leslie Caron in the musical romance 'An American in Paris', directed by Vincente Minnelli for MGM

Background imageFrench Collection: An American In Paris

An American In Paris
American singer and actor Gene Kelly (1912 - 1996) with Leslie Caron in a scene from 'An American In Paris, ' directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1951. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageFrench Collection: Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist

Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist
Vintage engraving of Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers

Background imageFrench Collection: French cathedral at the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany

French cathedral at the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
atmospheric, berlin-mitte, christian, culture, dim, distance, evenings, franzosischer dom, french cathedral, french, heritage building, mood, museum building, overview, religious building, view of

Background imageFrench Collection: General view of Dinan in Brittany, France, c. 1890, Historic

General view of Dinan in Brittany, France, c. 1890, Historic, digitally enhanced reproduction of a photochrome print
black, black-and-white, black-white, bretagne, breton, brittany, colouring, contemporary, copy, cotes d'armor, cotes d'armor department, cotes-d'armor department

Background imageFrench Collection: Dinard beach, Brittany, France, c. 1890, Historic, digitally enhanced reproduction of a

Dinard beach, Brittany, France, c. 1890, Historic, digitally enhanced reproduction of a photochrome print from 1895
beaches, beachfront, black, black-and-white, black-white, bretagne, breton, brittany, coast, coasts, colouring, contemporary, copy, depiction, depictions, deserted, digital, digitally, drawing

Background imageFrench Collection: Balloon flight in Nuremberg, Germany, by Jean-Pierre Blanchard, 1753, 1809

Balloon flight in Nuremberg, Germany, by Jean-Pierre Blanchard, 1753, 1809
1900s, 19th-century, 2 people, arts, balloons, bayern, black, black-and-white, black-white, copy, creative, creatively, depiction, depictions, digital, digitally, drawing, drawings, drawn

Background imageFrench Collection: The display of Victor Hugos body under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, Victor Marie Hugo

The display of Victor Hugos body under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, Victor Marie Hugo, 1802, 1885
1, 1900s, 19th-century, 1st, arc de triomphe, arch, arches, attraction, attractions, black, black-and-white, black-white, copy, corpse, dead bodies, dead body, deserted, digital, digitally, display

Background imageFrench Collection: Retreat of the French at Gravelotte, France, Situation from the time of the Franco-Prussian War

Retreat of the French at Gravelotte, France, Situation from the time of the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871, Historical
1900s, 19th-century, 3 people, black, black-and-white, black-white, copy, depiction, depictions, digital, digitally, drawing, drawings, drawn, europe's, franco-prussian war, french, frenchman

Background imageFrench Collection: General Reille delivers Napoleons letter to King William, France

General Reille delivers Napoleons letter to King William, France, Situation at the time of the Franco-Prussian War
1900s, 19th-century, black, black-and-white, black-white, character, copy, depiction, depictions, digital, digitally, documents, drawing, drawings, drawn, emperors, font, franco-prussian war, french

Background imageFrench Collection: St. Malo, Historical steel engraving from 1860, France

St. Malo, Historical steel engraving from 1860, France
1900s, 19th-century, art print, art prints, art work, arts, arts and crafts, artwork, artworks, bretagne, brittany, character, copper engraving, copper engravings, crafting, depiction, depictions

Background imageFrench Collection: French church in Hanau, Hesse, Germany, postcard with text, view around ca 1910, historical

French church in Hanau, Hesse, Germany, postcard with text, view around ca 1910, historical
accurate, arts, building, buildings, card, cards, church building, churches, congratulation, congratulations, congratulations card, congratulations note card, copy, date, dates, depiction

Background imageFrench Collection: Emperor Napoleon and his son at the revue in Paris on 14 August 1868, France, Historic

Emperor Napoleon and his son at the revue in Paris on 14 August 1868, France, Historic
14, 1900s, 19th-century, 5 people, accurate, archive, black, black-and-white, black-white, building, buildings, contemporary, copy, cultural site, cultural sites, depiction, depictions, digital

Background imageFrench Collection: Historical illustration of the bombing of the French Parliament, 9 December 1893, Paris, France

Historical illustration of the bombing of the French Parliament, 9 December 1893, Paris, France, Historical
1900s, 19th-century, 3 people, 9, accurate, archive, art print, art prints, black, black-and-white, black-white, bomb attack, bomb attacks, building, buildings, children, contemporary, copy

Background imageFrench Collection: The Paris World's Fair, called Exposition Universelle in French

The Paris World's Fair, called Exposition Universelle in French, was held from 1 May to 10 November 1878
1, 10, 10th, 1900s, 19th-century, 1st, accurate, archive, art print, art prints, attraction, attractions, black, black-and-white, black-white, building, buildings, castles, champ de mars, children

Background imageFrench Collection: Nicolas Poussin, 1594 to 1665, was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style

Nicolas Poussin, 1594 to 1665, was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, France, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, 2 people, accurate, architectural style, architectural styles, archive, baroque, black, black-and-white, black-white, building, buildings, classic, classical, contemporary, copy

Background imageFrench Collection: Wedding Day in Alsace, Alsatian Bride, 1880, France, Historic

Wedding Day in Alsace, Alsatian Bride, 1880, France, Historic, digitally restored reproduction of an original
1900s, 19th-century, affection, alsace-champagne-ardenne-lorraine, alsatian, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, berlin-wedding, black, black-and-white, black-white, brew, brewing, brides, celebrate

Background imageFrench Collection: Frederick the Great, Frederick II 1712-1786 and Voltaire in Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany, Historic

Frederick the Great, Frederick II 1712-1786 and Voltaire in Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, 2 people, aristocracy, aristocratic families, aristocratic family, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, attraction, attractions, big, brandenburg, building, buildings, castles

Background imageFrench Collection: Captured French Knights in Cairo, Sixth Crusade, Egypt, Crusades were strategically

Captured French Knights in Cairo, Sixth Crusade, Egypt, Crusades were strategically
13th c. 13th century, 1900s, 19th-century, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, black, black-and-white, black-white, building, buildings, captured, catch, catches, caught, church building, churches

Background imageFrench Collection: Sultan Cem or Cem Sultan, 1459-1495, also called Jem Sultan or Zizim by the French

Sultan Cem or Cem Sultan, 1459-1495, also called Jem Sultan or Zizim by the French
15th c. 15th century, 1900s, 19th-century, 4 people, aegean, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, balkan, balkan peninsula, black, black-and-white, black-white, depiction, depictions, digital

Background imageFrench Collection: Jean Charles Dominique de Lacretelle, French historian and journalist, France, Historical

Jean Charles Dominique de Lacretelle, French historian and journalist, France, Historical
1 person, 1900s, 19th-century, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, black, black-and-white, black-white, depiction, depictions, digital, digitally, drawing, drawings, drawn, early, europe's

Background imageFrench Collection: Folk Costume, Clothing, History of Costumes, French Gentleman and Lady, ca 1700-1735, France

Folk Costume, Clothing, History of Costumes, French Gentleman and Lady, ca 1700-1735, France, Historical
1900s, 19th-century, 2 people, attire, characteristic, chic, clothes, clothing style, colorized, colourized, concept, concept image, costumed, costumes, culture, custom, digital, digitally

Background imageFrench Collection: Prosper Georges Antoine Marilhat, 1811-1847, was a French painter, France, Historic

Prosper Georges Antoine Marilhat, 1811-1847, was a French painter, France, Historic
1 person, 1900s, 19th-century, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, black, black-and-white, black-white, craftsman, craftsmen, cropped, depiction, depictions, digital, digitally, direct look, drawing

Background imageFrench Collection: Monastery of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert was a Benedictine monastery in the French commune of

Monastery of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert was a Benedictine monastery in the French commune of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert in
1900s, 19th-century, 2 people, abbey, abbeys, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, benedictine abbey, benedictine abbeys, benedictine monastery, benedictines, black, black-and-white, black-white

Background imageFrench Collection: Gerberoy is a commune in the Oise department in northern France in the old French Beauvaisis

Gerberoy is a commune in the Oise department in northern France in the old French Beauvaisis, 1880, France, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, black, black-and-white, black-white, cities, departement oise, depiction, depictions, deserted, digital, digitally, drawing, drawings, drawn

Background imageFrench Collection: Illustration of adultery from a 16th century French law book, woman in bed waiting for lover

Illustration of adultery from a 16th century French law book, woman in bed waiting for lover, France, Historical
16th c. 1900s, 19th-century, 4 people, accurate, bed, beds, code, code of law, digital, digitally, europe's, exact, female, french, genus, historic, historic illustration, historic illustrations

Background imageFrench Collection: View of Notre Dame de la Garde and the Harbour, Marseille, 1890, France, Historic

View of Notre Dame de la Garde and the Harbour, Marseille, 1890, France, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, architectural style, architectural styles, attraction, attractions, basilique notre-dame de la garde, black, black-and-white, black-white, building, buildings, church building

Background imageFrench Collection: Tour du Temple 1795, Napoleon III demolished, digitally restored reproduction of a 19th century

Tour du Temple 1795, Napoleon III demolished, digitally restored reproduction of a 19th century original
1900s, 19th-century, accurate, activities, activity, archive, black, black-and-white, black-white, bloom, blossoms, building, buildings, commemorating, commemoration, construction, contemporary

Background imageFrench Collection: Reading out of the last victims of the time of terror, end of the French Revolution

Reading out of the last victims of the time of terror, end of the French Revolution
1900s, 19th-century, archive, arts, battles, black, black-and-white, black-white, bloom, blossoms, commemorating, commemoration, contemporary, crime fiction, crime story, crimes, criminality

Background imageFrench Collection: Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, 5 June 1656, 28 December 1708, botanist and explorer, France

Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, 5 June 1656, 28 December 1708, botanist and explorer, France
1900s, 19th-century, 5, accurate, archive, black, black-and-white, black-white, bloom, blossoms, botanists, commemorating, commemoration, contemporary, depiction, depictions, deserted, detail

Background imageFrench Collection: The House of Voltaire in Ferney, c. 1870, digitally restored reproduction of an original 19th

The House of Voltaire in Ferney, c. 1870, digitally restored reproduction of an original 19th century painting
1900s, 19th-century, accurate, archive, auvergne rhone alpes, auvergne-rhone-alpes, black, black-and-white, black-white, bloom, blossoms, building, buildings, commemorating, commemoration

Background imageFrench Collection: Proclamation of the Patrie en danger, Recruitment of Volunteers, French Revolution, France, 1792

Proclamation of the Patrie en danger, Recruitment of Volunteers, French Revolution, France, 1792
archive, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, black, black-and-white, black-white, commemorating, commemoration, contemporary, depiction, depictions, digital, digitally, drawing, drawings, drawn

Background imageFrench Collection: French Revolution 1792, Incronable and Merveilleuse, after a painting by Th

French Revolution 1792, Incronable and Merveilleuse, after a painting by Th
1900s, 19th-century, 2 people, archive, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, black, black-and-white, black-white, commemorating, commemoration, contemporary, depiction, depictions, digital, digitally

Background imageFrench Collection: 1907 Voisin-Farman biplane, side view

1907 Voisin-Farman biplane, side view
Technology, Transportation, Aircraft, Aviation, French, Historical, Voisin-Farman, 1907, Biplane, Aeroplanes, Aircrafts, Airforces, Airplanes, Army, Biplanes, Engines, Flying, Machines, Planes

Background imageFrench Collection: Sober Sailors

Sober Sailors
1964: French sailors nonchalantly glance at a man passed out in the streets of Toulon. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)



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