Sans-culottes: Artisans of Paris

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Sans-culottes carrying a model of the Bastille, 1793

Sans-culottes: Literally “without knee breeches” i.e. not a Mr. Fancy Pants, an aristo, as the working man wore trousers. This became the defacto uniform for the Sans-culotte, along with the Phrygian Cap, removed from the lofty spear of Liberté, and the tricolour cockade.

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1792
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