As I research potential blog posts, I often run across references to Le Bon Genre. Well, I’ve finally found the obscure book or, to be more accurate, series of prints illustrating Parisian social life in the early 1800s. I’ve posted about twenty images from the many in the document. If you are a Regency enthusiast, I highly recommend that you view the entire collection which is now public domain and online thanks to the wonderful, wonderful Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Usually I try to restore the old images that I place on my blog. However, the Le Bon Genre pictures looked so fabulous that I didn’t do anything cosmetic to them.