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1838

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Henriette d'Angeville climbed Mont Blanc with a large group of guides on September 4, 1838. After the ascent, she met Marie Paradis who had made the first female ascent of Mont Blanc in 1808. Angeville also prepared a lavishly illustrated album recording her journey. This image of Angeville in the climbing outfit was reproduced from an watercolor in her album and published in a French alpine journal in 1893.

Source: "Mlle d'Angeville en tenue d'ascension, reproduction d'une aquarelle de son album," Annuaire du Club alpin français 20 (1893), p. 417. KE 948 [HW29CA], Harvard College Library, Widener Library. http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/003530604/catalog


Keywords

Henriette d'Angeville, Mont Blanc, Mountaineering

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