An Archive Of 14,000 Images From The French Revolution

Stanford University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France have digitised and curated a huge archive of images from the French Revolution. It’s a treasure trove of material. (But you won’t have to search for the filthy sex propaganda.)

 

Louis XVI, roi de France, 1754-1793

Louis XVI, roi de France, 1754-1793

 

Satirical funeral procession for the Jacobins (1792) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

Satirical funeral procession for the Jacobins (1792) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

Praying to the shrine at St. Anns Hill, illustrated by James Gillray (1798) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

Praying to the shrine at St. Anns Hill, illustrated by James Gillray (1798) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

Mr. Guillotin proposing his machine to the National Assembly for executions (1791) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

Mr. Guillotin proposing his machine to the National Assembly for executions (1791) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

Scènes-1789-1799.

Scènes-1789-1799.

 

Robespierre and the guillotine (1794) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

Robespierre and the guillotine (1794) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

The guillotine (1793) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

The guillotine (1793) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

Stam with a skull and guillotines with the words “liberty” and “fraternity” (1799) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

Stam with a skull and guillotines with the words “liberty” and “fraternity” (1799) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

A caricture of the futures of the three estates (1790) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

A caricture of the futures of the three estates (1790) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

An astronomer looking at the stars, and falling into an abyss (1789-92) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

An astronomer looking at the stars, and falling into an abyss (1789-92) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

A caricature showing the three estates as part of a carriage (1789) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

A caricature showing the three estates as part of a carriage (1789) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

The dress of the clergy, nobility, and Third Estate (1789) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

The dress of the clergy, nobility, and Third Estate (1789) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

An illustrion of when Prince Lambesc enter the Jardin des Tuileries with a sword and part of his royal regiment on July 12, 1789 (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

An illustrion of when Prince Lambesc enter the Jardin des Tuileries with a sword and part of his royal regiment on July 12, 1789 (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

The “aristrocratic hydre” against the people, with the Guillotine in the background (1789) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

The “aristrocratic hydre” against the people, with the Guillotine in the background (1789) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

A caricture showing a duel between Robespierre and the moderates (1792) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

A caricture showing a duel between Robespierre and the moderates (1792) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

A satiric image of a “lesson” being given to the king (1791) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

A satiric image of a “lesson” being given to the king (1791) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

Caricature of Louis-Joseph, Prince of Condé (190-92) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

Caricature of Louis-Joseph, Prince of Condé (190-92) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

Crown- “I lost a head”; Guillotine- “I’ve found one” (1793) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

Crown- “I lost a head”; Guillotine- “I’ve found one” (1793) (via French Revolution Digital Archive)

 

Via Hyperallergic