Tag: history

  • Aunt Irma and Napoleon’s Amazing Breasts

    When I buy a lot of vintage photos, inevitably there are CDV or carte de visite photographs mixed in. They were affordable and I read Civil War soldiers had their photos taken and printed with this method. It usually looks like a lithograph – I don’t know the actual process – but sometimes there are historical photos of famous folks – like this one actually was Napoleon.
    (My history buff friend started the idea of Aunt Irma by telling that towards the end of his life Napoleon grew breasts that were apparently pretty amazing.)