Saturday, October 17, 2015

Rare Vintage Photos of Victor Hugo's Funeral in 1885

French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement Victor Marie Hugo was died because of pneumonia on 22 May 1885, at the age of 83, generated intense national mourning.

The funeral of one of the greatest and best known French writers was taken place on 1 June 1885. And here are some rare vintage photos of his funeral.

Funeral ceremony for Victor Hugo at the Arc de Triomphe, 1885

Funeral ceremony for Victor Hugo at the Arc de Triomphe, 1885

Arrival of Victor Hugo's coffin at the Pantheon, 1 June 1885

Arrival of Victor Hugo's coffin at the Pantheon, 1 June 1885

Funeral of Victor Hugo, 1 June 1885

Funeral of Victor Hugo, 1 June 1885

Funeral of Victor Hugo, 1 June 1885

The funeral procession of Victor Hugo watched by large crowds in Paris, 1885

The hearse taking the coffin of Victor Hugo of the Arc de Triomphe to the Panthéon, 1 June 1885

The viewer on the roof

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