Friday, November 25, 2016

France From Between the 1950s and 1960s Through Wonderful Color Photos of an American Traveler's Lens

Ed Kanouse, an American electrical engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, took his first trip to Europe in 1948 and made numerous other trips until his retirement in 1972. He and his wife continued travelling during his retirement.

Here is a collection of 19 wonderful color photos he shot street scenes of France from the 1950s to 1960s.


Champs-Élysées Avenue, Paris in June 2, 1952

Le Café du Trocadéro,Paris in June 2, 1952

Martigues, France in June 8, 1952

Plage des Catalans, Marseille in June 8, 1952

The Tuileries Garden, Paris in June 7, 1952

Avignon, France, May 22, 1954

 Looking down Avenue d'Iéna toward the Eiffel Tower, May 19, 1954

View of Paris from the Arc de Triomphe, May 19, 1954

Chamonix, Rhône-Alpes, June 26, 1960

Chamonix, Rhône-Alpes, June 26, 1960

Château de Rambouillet in Île-de-France, June 19, 1960

French chateau in June 19, 1960

French market in Annecy, France, June 28, 1960

 From a bridge on Le Thiou Rive in Annecy, France, June 28, 1960

Place du Trocadero, Paris, June 17, 1960

Restaurant-Bar des Vieilles Prisons in Annecy, France, June 28, 1960

View from Chartres Cathedral, June 19, 1960

Mont Saint-Michel, June 12, 1964

Saint-Malo, France, June 12, 1964

(Photos by Ed Kanouse, via Kent Kanouse)

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