First French Empire cantinière tonnelet
Cantinières were civilian women married to soldiers who were contracted by a regiment’s administrative council to sell food and drinks to the troops beyond their usual rations, which usually involved a lot of alcohol as pictured above.
French Infantry at the foot of a mill, Winters 1914.
Tunique de cantinière de chasseurs à pieds de la garde impériale, c.1860.
Regiment Languedoc, 1755.
French cuirassier’s armor, mid 19th century.
from Sofe Design Auctions
4th Cuirassiers on manuevers
Grande Armée – 1st_Regiment_of_Carabiniers
September 15 1919, FAREWELL to Blue-Horizon
“And so, leaving their blue-horizon uniforms,
the survivors became civilians again…”
Note: “blue-horizon” was the color of the Fench soldiers’ uniforms