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Image: Figures from history of France as Bourbon Dynasty, republic and empire.

Portrait length color image of Guillotine (fixture)  aka.
Text: Signature image of Guillotine (fixture)  aka.

Approved by the King years before it was to claim his head!

The Guillotine, a quick and humane form of execution, was favored by the revolutionaries. The executions of the French nobility were done publicly, often to the cheers of the mobs. During the Reign of Terror, more than 30,000 French citizens were guillotined or died in prison.

Full length color image of Guillotine (fixture)  aka.

Left close up color image of Guillotine (fixture)  aka.

Right closup color image of Guillotine (fixture)  aka.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

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