Napoleon III 20 Franc d'Or: Paris mint
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Left: Pierre Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Bazille, 1867, Musee d'Orsay. Bazille died as a young man, killed during the Franco-Prussian War. There was an exhibition of Bazille's work at the musee Marmottan in 2003.
Right: la place de la Bourse, 1867, 2nd arrondissement. I think many of these buildings, to the east of the Bourse, are still there today. Note the taxi stand - horse carriages lined up waiting for custom. Charles Marville is the photographer, and the book, Le Nouveau Paris is edited by Philippe Mellot.
Bon Marche, a department store, is the first to create a 'vente par correspondence,' or sale by mail catalogue in France. They put out a fifty page catalogue listing 1500 articles. (CHF)
At the Universal Exhibition the Otis elevator made its French debut. (CHF)
The parc Montsouris is laid out in Paris. (AF)
The last of the French troops leave Mexico. (AF)
Garibaldi is unifying Italy. He invades the Papal States but is defeated at the battle of Mentana on November 3. (CHF)
There is famine in Algeria. (AF)
Educational reform - all villages with more than 500 people were to have a school for girls. (CHF)
Factory reform is helped by the founding of an association for the prevention of workplace accidents. Eugene Dullfus of Mulhouse gets the credit. (CHF)
paints the Execution de l'empereur Maximillien, Zola writes Theresa
Raquin. My recollection is that this painting, in the National Gallery
in London, was cut into segments and then re-assembled at a later date.