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)”

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”

40 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Paris in 1941

“For Parisians the Seine is a compass, a way to know where you are,” said art historian Marina Ferretti.France had a relatively easier time under German occupation during World War II. That is because Hitler did not consider West Europeans as ‘Untermenschen’. The infamous German brutality was reserved for the Russians. These images were takenContinue reading “40 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Paris in 1941”

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).

60 Amazing Photographs Showing Women’s Street Style from La Belle Époque Between 1910-1914

The French called the era from 1895 to 1914 La Belle Époque. It was an epoch of beautiful clothes and the peak of luxury living for a select few – the very rich and the very privileged through birth. In retrospect we can see it is an era very separate from the 20th century despiteContinue reading “60 Amazing Photographs Showing Women’s Street Style from La Belle Époque Between 1910-1914”

25 Amazing Photos of Lee Miller Taken by Man Ray in Paris From 1929 to 1932

Just two weeks after her 22nd birthday in 1929, Lee Miller was leaving New York at the height of her fame as a model. A regular on the cover of Vogue, she was, by common consent, one of the most striking women of the age. A favourite subject of the great photographers Edward Steichen andContinue reading “25 Amazing Photos of Lee Miller Taken by Man Ray in Paris From 1929 to 1932”