51 Amazing Color Photographs Showing Life in Paris during the Early 20th Century

These incredible photographs of early-20th-century Paris were taken between 1907 and 1930 by photographers such as Léon Gimpel, Stéphane Passet, Georges Chevalier, and Auguste Léon. They offer a rare glimpse — in color — at France’s capital before it was occupied during World War II. The photos were produced using Autochrome, an early technology patentedContinue reading “51 Amazing Color Photographs Showing Life in Paris during the Early 20th Century”

Stunning Color Photographs of Parisian Women From the 1920s

Jacques Henri Lartigue was born in Courbevoie on June 13, 1894. He took his first photographs at the age of six, using his father’s camera, and started keeping what would become a lifelong diary. In 1904 he began making photographs and drawings of family games and childhood experiences, also capturing the beginnings of aviation andContinue reading “Stunning Color Photographs of Parisian Women From the 1920s”

37 Amazing Candid Shots from Paris Cafés and Nightlife in 1962

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,165,423 residents in 2019 in an area of more than 105 km² (41 sq mi), making it the 34th most densely populated city in the world in 2020. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world’s majorContinue reading “37 Amazing Candid Shots from Paris Cafés and Nightlife in 1962”

41 Amazing Black & White Photos Showing Life in Paris During the 1970s

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,165,423 residents in 2019 in an area of more than 105 km² (41 sq mi), making it the 34th most densely populated city in the world in 2020. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world’s majorContinue reading “41 Amazing Black & White Photos Showing Life in Paris During the 1970s”

47 Wonderful Photographs Showing Paris in the Early 1960s

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,165,423 residents in 2019 in an area of more than 105 km² (41 sq mi), making it the 34th most densely populated city in the world in 2020. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world’s majorContinue reading “47 Wonderful Photographs Showing Paris in the Early 1960s”

14 Amazing Vintage Photos of Philippe Petit Walking on a Wire Between the Two Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral in 1971

Philippe Petit, a 21-year-old professional tightrope walker, was living in Paris when he decided to execute his first major performance at Notre Dame on June 26, 1971. He crossed between the two towers of the cathedral, taking a break to casually lie down on the wire and juggle several clubs. He was arrested thereafter, butContinue reading “14 Amazing Vintage Photos of Philippe Petit Walking on a Wire Between the Two Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral in 1971”

41 Stunning Photos Showing Parisian Women in the 1950s

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,165,423 residents in 2019 in an area of more than 105 km² (41 sq mi), making it the 34th most densely populated city in the world in 2020. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of the world’s majorContinue reading “41 Stunning Photos Showing Parisian Women in the 1950s”

15 Vintage Photos of Paris-Gare de Lyon From the Early 20th Century

The Gare de Lyon (Station of Lyon), officially Paris-Gare-de-Lyon, is one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris, France. It handles about 90,000,000 passengers every year, making it the third busiest station of France and one of the busiest of Europe. It is the northern terminus of the Paris–Marseille railway. It isContinue reading “15 Vintage Photos of Paris-Gare de Lyon From the Early 20th Century”

50 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show Street Scenes of Paris at the Turn of the 20th Century

Eugène Atget was a French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris. An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his work gained wide attention only after his death. He picked up photography in the late 1880s, around the time that photography was experiencing unprecedented expansion in both commercialContinue reading “50 Interesting Vintage Photographs That Show Street Scenes of Paris at the Turn of the 20th Century”

64 Fantastic Vintage Photos Showing French Punk Culture During the 1980s

The story of Punk Rock has become a decidedly British affair, through its many retellings, with the Sex Pistols providing its Anarchy in the UK strapline as well as its chief emblem – the Queen with a safety-pinned face. Sure, the Americans got in first musically with their scene at venerated New York punk clubContinue reading “64 Fantastic Vintage Photos Showing French Punk Culture During the 1980s”