Category Archives: Women’s History

More on bonnets of the Touraine


Hi all, image from an old postcard I recently bought at a brocante in the area. Advertisements

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Image of St Martin of Tours, 1407


This image from a Book of Hours, dated 1407, shows St Martin of Tours. A Book of Hours was a devotional book popular in the Middle Ages. It was a kind of prayer book alongside which were rich illustrations from … Continue reading

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Dog bites man….Touraine women drink wine! Shock!


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Further early C20th images of women of the Touraine


Here is the final post in my mini series of images of early C20th women of the Touraine. The image is of a woman in a traditional Touraine bonnet by the artist B McManus (?), 1905.      

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Further images of Edwardian women in the Touraine ~ 1908


After my previous post of young women of Vouvray, 1906 here are scenes from the Exhibition of small rural industries in the Touraine (Exposition des petites industries rurales –  la Touraine) in March 1908. Do right-click on any image to … Continue reading

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Young women of Vouvray in traditional Touraine costume ~ 1906


Here is the second of the two postcards of the Touraine that I recently purchased. This is of four “Pretty Young Girls of Vouvray”. The message on the reverse, from a father on a summer holiday to his daughter who … Continue reading

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The Polish population in France and the Touraine (1800-2000)


Until August 28, 2011 at the National Museum of the History of Immigration, Paris is hosting an exhibition;  POLONIA: Poles in France since 1830.  It features materials from the archives of the Indre-et-Loire (the Touraine). The aim of the Paris … Continue reading

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