These magazine and book illustrations might have been in color in the original or meant to show colors. The earliest one is from 1882.
Above is a 1910 cartoon with a French officer.
There's a Zouave
joking in this one above.
An 1882 illustration from the novel Nana.
Looking at these postcards it tells us that things weren´t as black and white as they are made out to have been ...:-DReplyDelete