The Last Public Execution By Guillotine, 1939

In the early morning of 17 June 1939, Eugène Weidmann became the last person to be publicly executed by guillotine. He had been convicted of multiple kidnappings and murders, including that of a young American socialite. Beginning with the botched kidnapping of an American tourist, the inspiring dancer Jean de Koven, Eugène Weidmann murdered twoContinue reading “The Last Public Execution By Guillotine, 1939”

81 Fascinating Photos Showing Street Scenes of Paris During the 1970s

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,165,423 residents as of 1 January 2022 in an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, gastronomy, science, and arts.Continue reading “81 Fascinating Photos Showing Street Scenes of Paris During the 1970s”

62 Amazing Vintage Photos of Paris During the 1950s

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018, in an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, gastronomy, science, and arts. The CityContinue reading “62 Amazing Vintage Photos of Paris During the 1950s”

Amazing Photos Showing Paris During the Belle Époque (1871-1914)

Paris in the Belle Époque was a period in the history of the city between the years 1871 to 1914, from the beginning of the Third French Republic until the First World War. It saw the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Métro, the completion of the Paris Opera, and the beginning of theContinue reading “Amazing Photos Showing Paris During the Belle Époque (1871-1914)”

52 Amazing Photographs Showing D-Day on 6 June 1944

The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of France (and laterContinue reading “52 Amazing Photographs Showing D-Day on 6 June 1944”

86 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Paris During World War 1

Charles Lansiaux (1855–1939) became a photographer at the end of the 19th century. He established his own business in 1903, describing his company purpose as “Artistic and industrial photography, city works, emergency works, interior photography with artificial light, enlargements, amateur documentary photography.” At the beginning of the war in 1914, he started documenting daily lifeContinue reading “86 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Paris During World War 1”

42 Vintage Photos of Life in Paris during the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018, in an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, gastronomy, science, and arts. The CityContinue reading “42 Vintage Photos of Life in Paris during the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

30 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Paris in the 1900s

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018, in an area of more than 105 square kilometres (41 square miles). Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe’s major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, gastronomy, science, and arts. The CityContinue reading “30 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Paris in the 1900s”

28 Interesting Photos of France in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

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. Including all of its territories, France has twelve time zones, the most of any country. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and fromContinue reading “28 Interesting Photos of France in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”