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  1. The ruins of the Commune, rue du Bac

    The ruins of the Commune, rue du Bac

    The ruins of the Commune, rue du Bac. Before 1870(?).
  2. Place Vendôme and the Colonne Vendôme in Paris between 1887 and 1900

    Place Vendôme and the Colonne Vendôme in Paris between 1887 and 1900

    Place Vendôme and the Colonne Vendôme in Paris between 1887 and 1900
  3. Hôtel-Dieu in Paris between 1865 and 1868

    Hôtel-Dieu in Paris between 1865 and 1868

    Hôtel-Dieu (destroyed) in Paris between 1865 and 1868. Today, Charlemagne Square and the forecourt of Notre-Dame Cathedral are located on this site. View taken from the corner of rue d'Arcole and rue du Cloître Notre-Dame.
  4. Paris in 1852 or 1853

    Paris in 1852 or 1853

    View taken from the Grands-Augustins wharf. In the foreground, the old Saint-Michel bridge. On the left, the Quai du Marché Neuf, at the back, the temporary footbridge of the Petit-Pont, the former Hôtel-Dieu and Notre-Dame. On the forecourt of Notre-Dame, the foundling hospice (became the...
  5. 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
  6. Destruction of Vendôme Column in 1871 Paris

    Destruction of Vendôme Column in 1871 Paris

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

    Demolished Vendôme Column

    Demolished Vendôme Column, Paris 1871
  8. "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

    This is quite an interesting photograph. What's your opinion?
  9. 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".
  10. Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery #1

    Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery #1

    Vendôme Column and Felling Machinery, Paris, 1871
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Barricades during the Paris Commune, near the Place de la Concorde

    Barricades during the Paris Commune, near the Place de la Concorde

    Barricades during the Paris Commune, near the Place de la Concorde
  14. Judgment of Paris

    Judgment of Paris

    Lucas Cranach the Elder became a celebrated court painter for the electors of Saxony in Wittenberg. Among the most popular mythological scenes produced by him and his workshop for his courtly patrons were those featuring Venus, in particular the Judgment of Paris. Painted about 1528, this...
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    Catacombs of Paris, Mud Flood Victims and Unidentified Dead. Reset?

    INFO There are currently seven billion people alive today and the Population Reference Bureau estimates that about 107 billion people have ever lived. This means that we are nowhere close to having more alive than dead. In fact, there are 15 dead people for every person living. This is one of...
  16. KorbenDallas

    1864: Construction of the Palais Garnier and Cannons

    We have a good enough quality of an image (1864 allegedly) to allow for some scrutinizing. Below is the construction site of the future Palais Garnier. Make sure you checkout this beauty, especially inside. The photograph is taken in the direction of the north, towards the stage and the...
  17. KorbenDallas

    16th century Paris: Size vs. Population

    In our today's world Manila leads the way in population density with 107,561 people per square mile. I was looking for something unrelated and came up on the population of the city of Paris in the 16th century. Wikipedia states: Paris was the largest city in Europe, with a population of about...
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    1870: Franco-Prussian War. Missing Combat Photographs.

    Here is another 19th century photographic absentee. How historians were getting away with things like this is hard to understand. May be scrutinizing the absence of the photographic evidence was not really a thing, but I have hard time believing that we are the first ones to notice the lack of...
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