Monday, January 11, 2010

Belgian Expeditionary Corps Cantinieres.

Belgium sent troops to Mexico to support Emperor Maximilian's Belgian consort Carlotta. See any history of France's Mexican Adventure for the background.

The outfits of the cantinieres are pretty interesting. One photo has come to my attention.

Catherine Opdemessing

Several modern artists have interpreted the cantiniere outfits for the rife and grenadier battalions.
Preben Kannik in 1968

Société des Collectionneurs de Figurines

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