The source of this post references Les Collections -Le Musée de l’Image | ville d’Épinal and RMN Grand Palais for images.
It is fascinating to see how clothes and accessories have changed over the years. Baby walkers are present in all the paintings whereas toys are varied: dolls, butterfly nets, drums, puppets, hoops.
Not too surprising that in most of the pictures men are dressed in military uniforms. Boys often attired as little military man as well.
Angels are ever present on prints ranging from XVIII to the first half of the XIX century, but nearly disappear around 1850s.
This fabulous selection of prints with a brief overview I found on this Russian site А МОЖЕТ БЫТЬ, ВСЕ БЫЛО СОВЕРШЕННО ИНАЧЕ…
The logo of the site may be interpreted as And, perhaps, everything was completely different… To those who reads Russian and interested in, yes, French history, the site is worth a visit. As it often turns out, if not entirely EVERYTHING, still SOMETHING most definitely was completely different.