French 2nd Hussar regiment Vivandiere
c.1854 – Crimean war.
Vivandière or Cantinière were women in the military attached to regiments to provide wine, tobacco, paper, ink and other commodities to the soldiers. They achieved a particularly romanticized status during the Second French Empire due to the increase of their number and the many military campaigns on foreign soil during that era.
CASQUE TROUPE DU 9ème RÉGIMENT DE DRAGONS, modèle du 20 novembre 1858, Second Empire.
Dragons, hiver 1870-1871, Dragoons, winter of 1870-1871
French soldier from the Crimean War.
French cavalry wearing napoleonic style uniforms, 1914
That would be Napoleon III.
Dragons de la Garde impériale
Dragons de la Garde Impériale, The Empress’ Dragoons.
AIGLE DE DRAPEAU, MODÈLE 1854, DU RÉGIMENT DES GUIDES.
ENSEMBLE CASQUE ET CUIRASSE DE CUIRASSIERS DE LA GARDE IMPÉRIALE, MODÈLE 1854, SECOND EMPIRE.