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A Parisian magazine enthused about the salons and parties given by Joséphine Bowes in the 1860s, but Paris under the Second Empire has a reputation of being full of ‘froth, sex, greed and sumptuousness’. Where does Joséphine fit in? What do we know about her social life? How and where did she entertain? Who were her friends? Who did she meet and greet? How did she try to break into the social life of the Imperial court of Napoleon III?
Join Judith Phillips, the Museum’s Honorary Archivist, to learn how the archives can shed light on these questions about Joséphine’s social life.
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