Snuffbox Given to Joseph Francis This golden snuffbox mounted with diamonds in the shape of a crown atop the letter N was presented to Joseph Francis by Emperor Napoleon III of France on 4 February 1856. It was presented to Francis for his lifesaving inventions, which had saved the lives of many French citizens.
Wunder Hirthe by August Natterer. “Natterer was an electro-technician and unsuccessful scientist who went bankrupt. He was haunted by hallucinations after his business failure, and began to believe that he was a messenger of God. Later in life, he thought he was Napoleon IV. These imaginary lives supply the visions for his works, which, not surprisingly, made Neter a hero of the Surrealists.”