She didn’t like it and she loathed it when people mentioned it….but she looked like Napoleon.
Auntie Irma knew it and was infuriated if people mentioned it, but she looked like Napoleon. Not just a vague resemblance, she looked identical to him. If she cut her hair and had a change of clothes you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. You can buy an art print of this woman who definitely does NOT look like Napoleon. I repeat, she does NOT look like Napoleon.
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.)