1871

  1. Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery #3

    Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery #3

    Place Vendôme; General Staff Officers Supervising Felling Arrangements of the Column in 1871.
  2. Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery #2

    Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery #2

    This scene shows cables tied o the column to be used to pull down the Column of the Grand Army on May 16th 1871 by the Communards.
  3. The rue de Rivoli after the fights and the fires of the Paris Commune

    The rue de Rivoli after the fights and the fires of the Paris Commune

    The rue de Rivoli after the fights and the fires of the Paris Commune, 1871
  4. Destruction of Vendôme Column in 1871 Paris

    Destruction of Vendôme Column in 1871 Paris

    Destruction of Vendôme Column in 1871 Paris
  5. Demolished Vendôme Column

    Demolished Vendôme Column

    Demolished Vendôme Column, Paris 1871
  6. "Communards" pose with the statue of Napoléon I from the toppled Vendôme column

    "Communards" pose with the statue of Napoléon I from the toppled Vendôme column

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  7. Dismantled Statue of Napoleon in Paris, 1871

    Dismantled Statue of Napoleon in Paris, 1871

    A statue of Napoleon lies broken in the Place Vendome after being dismantled by the Paris Commune. The Commune described the statue as "a monument of barbarism, a symbol of brute force and false glory".
  8. Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery #1

    Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery #1

    Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery, Paris, 1871
  9. Column of Place Vendôme  shortly after it falls

    Column of Place Vendôme shortly after it falls

    Column of Place Vendôme shortly after it falls, May 16th 1871, Paris
  10. Communards and Gustave Courbet pose with the statue of Napoléon I from the toppled Vendôme column

    Communards and Gustave Courbet pose with the statue of Napoléon I from the toppled Vendôme column

    Communards and Gustave Courbet pose with the statue of Napoléon I from the toppled Vendôme column, Paris 1871
  11. Chicago pre-fire: Washington St. Tunnel

    Chicago pre-fire: Washington St. Tunnel

    Chicago pre-fire. Washington St. Tunnel.
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