anotherhistoryfan:

Camp followers in the french army (Vivandières):

Woman in the french army didn‘t get paid by the army. This is why they couldn‘t do the jobs of a housewife like cooking, sewing and so on. Rather than that they made up their income by selling brandy , vegetables and other goods from local shops.

The pictures were taken during a 1798-1800 on Malta with some soldiers of the french artillery.

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anotherhistoryfan:

Camp followers in the french army (Vivandières):

Woman in the french army didn‘t get paid by the army. This is why they couldn‘t do the jobs of a housewife like cooking, sewing and so on. Rather than that they made up their income by selling brandy , vegetables and other goods from local shops.

The pictures were taken during a 1798-1800 on Malta with some soldiers of the french artillery.

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