Born Julie Leboeuf, she is known as the courtesan who became mistress to the Emperor Napoleon III in the early 1860s. Her bold and open liason with the Emperor prompted the Empress Eugenie to confront Marguerite openly saying she was killing the Emperor and must give him up. Some say she gave birth to the Emperor's child.
My interests are in Victorian period photographs of actress/courtesans, African explorers, British military (Zulu War), and French "grand horizontals" of La Belle Epoque. I am always interested in acquiring new images in my interest areas through purchase or trade and will occasionally sell duplicate images.
I would like to thank Laure Deratte of Paris for her kind assistance and expertise in helping me establish this blog.
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