Thursday, 1 March 2012
New France's defenders in capotes
These great images are from here - an article on the equipment and clothing of the French marines from the late 17th to mid 18thc. It's in Czech and I am not sure who the artist/author (?Vitous) is but it's worth translating through your favourite program.
Here are some of Google's translation of the captions
Soldier of the French Marines in 1694. Clothing soldier is reconstructed according to historical texts, based on the coureurs des bois clothing. Its off-white twill jacket is lined in blue and lined doubt that same cloth. In this case, we were inspired by the equipment supplied to these units.
The military jacket French marines 1694. Clothing was reconstructed according to historical texts. We were inspired by the image of huronských fighters in Capote, which left a hydrologist and cartographer Jean-Baptiste Franquelin the same time. He added, among other things "tassel" at the bottom of the hood. Ornaments can also be seen in the picture. Copper also has three buttons at the collar by the way fasovaného clothes at the time.