olddognewtriks:

viktor-sbor:

A Dutch photographer, Bas Rutherwyke managed to restore with almost photographic accuracy the image of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

The simulation of Napoleon’s face became possible with the Art Breeder service. Rutherwyke uploaded several portraits of the Emperor, and the clothes were copied from the Emperor’s portrait by Jacque Luis David. 

Fascinating!

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qsy-complains-a-lot:

Sapper’s axe of the Sapeurs de la Garde Impériale

Manufactured in France c.1810′s for Napoléon’s imperial guard.
Sappers in the Napoleonic era were specialized infantrymen equipped with a heavy axe, thick leather gloves and apron, and an equally thick beard. This last privilege was granted to them due to the inherent risks linked to their job of clearing the enemy’s static defenses ahead of their main forces.

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qsy-complains-a-lot:

Sapper’s axe of the Sapeurs de la Garde Impériale

Manufactured in France c.1810′s for Napoléon’s imperial guard.
Sappers in the Napoleonic era were specialized infantrymen equipped with a heavy axe, thick leather gloves and apron, and an equally thick beard. This last privilege was granted to them due to the inherent risks linked to their job of clearing the enemy’s static defenses ahead of their main forces.

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