51 Amazing Photos of Ballet Dancers of the Paris Opéra in the Early 1860s

Most of the portraits in this set from The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography that show ballet dancers of the Paris Opéra in the early 1860s. They were taken by French photographer, and inventor of the carte-de-visite André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889).

Aléxandrine Simon, a dancer with the Paris Opéra
Amalia Ferraris (1830 – 1904)
Amalia Ferraris (1830 – 1904)
Amalia Ferraris (1830 – 1904)
Amalia Ferraris and Louis Mérante
Amelia Marguerite Badel, aka Rigolboche (1842 – 1920)
Augustine Malot
Blanche Montaubry
Carlotta Morando
Carlotta Morando
Caroline and Louis Mérante
Célestine Emarot (1824 – 1892)
Clothilde Laurent
Elisa Troisvallets
Elisa Troisvallets
Emma Livry (1842 – 1863)
Emma Livry (1842 – 1863)
Emma Livry (1842 – 1863)
Ernestine Urban
Eugène Coralli (1834 – 1870)
Eugénie Fiocre (1845 – 1908)
Eugénie Fiocre (1845 – 1908)
Eugénie Fiocre (1845 – 1908)
Eugénie Fiocre (1845 – 1908)
Eugénie Schlosser
Irène Jousse, a dancer with the Paris Opéra
Josephine Durwend, aka Finette, a can-can dancer
Josephine Durwend, aka Finette, a can-can dancer
Julie Stoïkoff
Léontine Beaugrand (1842 – 1925)
Louis Mérante (1828 – 1887)
Louise Fiocre (1841-1871)
Louise Fiocre (1841-1871)
Louise Fiocre (1841-1871)
Louise Fiocre (1841-1871)
Maria Cretin, a dancer with the Paris Opéra
Marie Delaporte (1838 – 1910)
Marie Taglioni (1804 – 1884)
Marie Vernon
Marie Vernon
Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (1836 – 1882)
Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (1836 – 1882)
Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (1836 – 1882)
Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (1836 – 1882)
Martha Mouravieva
Mercier, a dancer with the Paris Opéra
The dancers Eugénie Schlosser and Eugène Coralli
The French balletmaster and choreographer Louis Mérante and the Russian dancer Martha Mouravieva
The Walter sisters, dancers with the Paris-Opéra
Zina Mérante (1832 – 1890)
Zina Mérante (1832 – 1890)

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