38 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Paris Under Nazi Occupation

Paris started mobilizing for war in September 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland, but the war seemed far away until May 10, 1940, when the Germans attacked France and quickly defeated the French army. The French government departed Paris on June 10, and the Germans occupied the city on June 14. During the Occupation, theContinue reading “38 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Paris Under Nazi Occupation”

29 Wonderful Photos Showing Life in France During the 1950s & 1960s

Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986) was the best-known “amateur” in the history of photography, famously discovered by the art world and given an exhibi­tion at MoMA in New York when he was in his late sixties. He began by recording the pastimes and customs of his wealthy Parisian milieu, indulging his fascination with sports and aviation,Continue reading “29 Wonderful Photos Showing Life in France During the 1950s & 1960s”

40 Interesting Photos of Paris in 1942

(Photos by André Zucca) André Zucca was born in 1897 in Paris, the son of an Italian dressmaker. Zucca spent part of his youth in the United States before returning to France in 1915. Following the outbreak of World War I, he joined the French Army where he was wounded and decorated with the CroixContinue reading “40 Interesting Photos of Paris in 1942”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 8

40 Photos of the Louvre and Its Visitors From Between the 1960s and 1990s

Very patiently with a camera in his hand the Brazilian photographer Alecio de Andrade manages to capture incredible pictures of the visitors of the Louvre. He has been making these pictures for almost four decades. What is the relation between these three scenes? All three of them are moments captured in the halls of theContinue reading “40 Photos of the Louvre and Its Visitors From Between the 1960s and 1990s”

France During the 1950s and 1960s

France, officially the French Republic, is a transcontinental country spanning Western Europe and overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include FrenchContinue reading “France During the 1950s and 1960s”

16 Stunning Photos of French Cellist Maurice Baquet With His Cello in the 1950s

Maurice Baquet is a multi-talented man: gifted cellist (1st prize at the Conservatoire de Paris), skier (member of the 1936 French Olympic Team), mountain climber (this talent used in several movies, including Premier de Cordée). He attracted poet Jacques Prevert’s attention when riding on his bicycle, holding his cello, and soon joined Prevert’s famed theaterContinue reading “16 Stunning Photos of French Cellist Maurice Baquet With His Cello in the 1950s”