Marianne. 20-something Sapphic reprobate; computer programmer and part-time adventuress by day, nerd heroine by night. Blog contains 100% Les Misérables and Les Mis-adjacent history geeking by volume. For other fandoms and eye candy of various kinds, see my everything-but-Les-Mis sideblog, shinelikethunder.
A millinery shop in Paris, drawn by Chalon in 1822; the lady (wearing a shawl) is giving directions on the making of her new bonnet, while her husband is ogling the shopgirls (who are wearing black aprons). Despite the move away from the clinging quasi-Grecian styles to a more stiffened conical silhouette, the seated woman isn’t wearing so many layers of petticoats that she can’t grip her bonnetmaker’s dummy firmly between her knees.