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1959 Antique Comic : Classics Illustrated : The Illustrated Story of The French

children of the barricade

"Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men? It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again. When the beating of your heart echos the beating of the drums, there is a life about to start when tomorrow comes!

In the French Revolution, the sans-culottes were the radical partisans of the lower classes; typically urban laborers.  The appellation refers to the fashionable culottes (silk knee-breeches) of the moderate bourgeois revolutionaries, as distinguished from the working class sans-culottes, who traditionally wore pantaloons (pants). During the peak of their influence, roughly 1792 to 1795, the sans-culottes provided the principal support behind the two far-left

Sans culottes spoke for the working class; the labor class men wore trousers to support the Revolution. The nobility wore knee breeches and sans culottes means without knee breeches.

La Pintura y la Guerra "Femmes révolutionnaires qui excitaient le peuple"  Dessin de H. Baron & gravure de L. Massard

The Bonnet Rouge was worn by the lower class/peasant's during the French revolutions. This cap was symbolic of freedom and the end of apprenticeship

Sans Culottes, French Revolution, 18th Century