19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

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19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby silverwhistle » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:19 pm

I can recommend the work of Charles Marville.
There's some excellent examples online on this Paris site and in the Getty.
I was pleased to find a couple of images of the Rue Tirechappe, now vanished under (I think) the Rue de Pont-Neuf (meeting the Rue Saint-Honoré): in the Hugoverse, in the 15C this was the Frollo family home, to which 19-year-old Claude ran from the university, to find his parents dead from plague and baby Jehan crying in his cradle.
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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:15 am

Two very rare and great, almost novel time-period photographs:
Boulevard du Temple, 1838: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... red%29.jpg
World's first photograph of a human being. Also one of Gavroche's favorite places.

Barricades in the Rue Saint Maur before attack, 25 June 1848: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... n_1848.jpg
World's first photograph to be published in a newspaper. Also gives a great impression of the rolling type of landscape Paris was build on, the materials used for barricade building as well as the condition of houses and streets pre-hausmann.
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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:55 pm

This picture seems to be of barricade remains from 1848:
http://enfrancaisclasse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/1848barricade.jpg
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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:28 pm

More photos of Paris mid 19th century: http://www.paris-unplugged.com/2011/04/ ... paris.html
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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby Acaila » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:04 pm

Actual photo of an actual Parisian barricade.......wooooow :shock:

(may need some time to get over the coolness of that)
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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:09 am

Thank you very much, those are fascinating.
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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Thu May 09, 2013 7:00 pm

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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:57 pm

Hi-res look from the new Rue Rambuteau into Rue Mondetour: http://i.imgur.com/jgamGfV.jpg

I love it! It's the actual 'site du barricade' with amazing details!

And more Rue Mondetour/Rue Pirouette: http://i44.tinypic.com/21cwmc6.jpg
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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:05 am

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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby Marianne » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:47 am

There are now 500-odd of Marville's photographs of old Paris up on my website: http://chanvrerie.net/paris/
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Re: 19C photos of old Paris (pre-Haussmann)

Postby MmeBahorel » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:29 am

Sweet. I keep telling myself no, I don't need the exhibition catalogue, and maybe this will continue to keep me from buying it.

(It was a really nice exhibition at the National Gallery and now at the Met. With a nice catalogue. That I don't need to spend money on. But still kinda covet. Because who doesn't love a nice exhibition catalogue?)
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