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July 21, 2017

51 Amazing Photos of Ballet Dancers of the Paris Opéra in the Early 1860s

Most of the portraits in this set from The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography that show ballet dancers of the Paris Opéra in the early 1860s. They were taken by French photographer, and inventor of the carte-de-visite André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889).


Aléxandrine Simon, a dancer with the Paris Opéra

Amalia Ferraris (1830 - 1904)

Amalia Ferraris (1830 - 1904)

Amalia Ferraris (1830 - 1904)

Amalia Ferraris and Louis Mérante

Amelia Marguerite Badel, aka Rigolboche (1842 - 1920)

Augustine Malot

Blanche Montaubry

Carlotta Morando

Carlotta Morando

Caroline and Louis Mérante

Célestine Emarot (1824 - 1892)

Clothilde Laurent

Elisa Troisvallets

Elisa Troisvallets

Emma Livry (1842 - 1863)

Emma Livry (1842 - 1863)

Emma Livry (1842 - 1863)

Ernestine Urban

Eugène Coralli (1834 - 1870)

Eugénie Fiocre (1845 - 1908)

Eugénie Fiocre (1845 - 1908)

Eugénie Fiocre (1845 - 1908)

Eugénie Fiocre (1845 - 1908)

Eugénie Schlosser

Irène Jousse, a dancer with the Paris Opéra

Josephine Durwend, aka Finette, a can-can dancer

Josephine Durwend, aka Finette, a can-can dancer

Julie Stoïkoff

Léontine Beaugrand (1842 - 1925)

Louis Mérante (1828 - 1887)

Louise Fiocre (1841-1871)

Louise Fiocre (1841-1871)

Louise Fiocre (1841-1871)

Louise Fiocre (1841-1871)

Maria Cretin, a dancer with the Paris Opéra

Marie Delaporte (1838 - 1910)

Marie Taglioni (1804 - 1884)

Marie Vernon

Marie Vernon

Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (1836 - 1882)

Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (1836 - 1882)

Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (1836 - 1882)

Mariia Surovshchikova-Petipa (1836 - 1882)

Martha Mouravieva

Mercier, a dancer with the Paris Opéra

The dancers Eugénie Schlosser and Eugène Coralli

The French balletmaster and choreographer Louis Mérante and the Russian dancer Martha Mouravieva

The Walter sisters, dancers with the Paris-Opéra

Zina Mérante (1832 - 1890)

Zina Mérante (1832 - 1890)



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