The Count d'Eu and Other Brazilian Officers who Took Part in the Paraguayan War


The Thereza Christina Maria Collection consists of 21,742 photographs assembled by Emperor Pedro II and left by him to the National Library of Brazil. The collection covers a vast range of subjects. It documents the achievements of Brazil and the Brazilian people in the 19th century, as well as includes many photographs from Europe, Africa, and North America. This photograph shows Louis Philippe, the Count of Eu, a French prince who was the husband of Princess Isabel, and fellow officers in the Paraguayan War. It was taken in the Paraguayan village of Vila do Rosário on January, 13, 1870, two months before the end of war. The count is in the center, wearing a military dress uniform.

Last updated: January 8, 2018