Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Waterloo Veteran of the Month: Monsieur Fabry


Quartermaster Fabry of the 1st Hussars.

Some of the earliest photographs of veterans are a series of fifteen original sepia views of members of Napoleon's army taken when these old soldiers were well into their 70s and 80s. These remarkable photographs provide probably the only surviving images of veterans of the Grande Armée and the Imperial Guard, some of them actually wearing their original uniforms and insignia.


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3 comments:

  1. Did He Go Into Battle with all that uniform on?

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  2. He looks great but I'm not sure he would wear all of that garment during battles. For his sake, I hope not.

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