Paris Commune 1871 petroleuse portraits by Appert

The Pétroleuses

A gallery of 1871 Paris Commune pétroleuse portraits - the world's first photographic 'mug shots' - taken of the alleged petrol girls, by photographer E. Appert.

Louise Michel quotes about humanity and human philosophy

Louise Michel Quotes about Humanity

A collection of quotes about humanity by Louise Michel. Her philosophies on the human condition, the Paris Commune, hunger, work, freedom and revolution.

Louise Michel quotes about her life

Louise Michel Quotes about her Life

A collection of quotes and recollections of Louise Michel about her early life in the French Haute-Marne, and the origins of her passion for revolution.