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Charles Marville

Album du Vieux Paris

1865–1868

Commissioned in 1864 by Paris’ agency on historic works (under the aegis of urban planner Georges-Eugène Haussmann), Marville made approximately 425 photographs of the narrow streets and crumbling buildings of the premodern city at the very moment they were threatened by demolition. Known as the “Album du Vieux Paris,” the complete series of photographs are held by the Musée Carnavalet, Paris, as well as the Bibliothèque de la Ville, Paris. The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia also holds a significant collection of Marville photographs (331 photographs) gifted to the Library by the Government of France in 1881. The negatives are housed in the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. Marville also made many photographs of Paris in the 1870s and frequently worked for city agencies to document historic transformations of the urban environment, including civic renovation and construction projects, the establishment of new parks and the installation of a host of modern conveniences, such as the elegant new gas lamps and vespasiennes (public urinals).

Album du Vieux Paris
Rue de Sully, Paris IVe, 1876
Album du Vieux Paris
Boulevard Henri IV, de la place de la Bastille, Paris IVe, 1876
Album du Vieux Paris
Percement de l’avenue de l’Opéra, Paris IIe, 1877
Album du Vieux Paris
Premier pavillon des Halles centrales, rue de la Tonnellerie, Paris Ier, Janvier 1866
Album du Vieux Paris
Passage aux Deux Portes, de la rue des Innocents, Paris Ier, 1866
Album du Vieux Paris
Rue de Vannes, de la rue du Four, Paris Ier, Circa 1868
Album du Vieux Paris
Rue de la Tonnellerie, de la rue de la Poterie, Paris Ier, Circa 1865
Album du Vieux Paris
Théâtre du Vaudeville, rue Vivienne, du Palais de la Bourse, Paris IIe, Septembre 1866
Album du Vieux Paris
Place Dauphine, vers le pont Neuf, Paris Ier, Vers 1865
Album du Vieux Paris
L’Hôtel-Dieu, du quai Saint Michel, Paris IVe, Vers 1867
Album du Vieux Paris
L’Hôtel-Dieu, du parvis Notre-Dame, Paris IVe, Vers 1867
Album du Vieux Paris
Bâtiment de l’Assistance publique, du parvis Notre Dame, Île de la Cité, Paris IVe, Vers 1867
Album du Vieux Paris
Rue du Clos Bruneau, de la rue des Écoles, Paris Ve, Vers 1865
Album du Vieux Paris
Marché aux veaux, Paris Ve, 1868
Album du Vieux Paris
Rue de l’Aiguillerie, de la rue Sainte Opportune, Paris Ier, Circa 1865
Album du Vieux Paris
Rue du Marché aux Fleurs, du quai Desaix, Île de la Cité, Paris IVe, 1865
Album du Vieux Paris
Rue de Harlay, du quai des Orfèvres, Paris Ier, Vers 1865
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Location: Paris, France

Posted: June 2017
Category: Photography

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