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June 4, 2017

26 Rare Vintage Photographs of Paris in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Late in the 19th century, Paris hosted two major international expositions: the 1889 Universal Exposition, was held to mark the centennial of the French Revolution and featured the new Eiffel Tower; and the 1900 Universal Exposition, which gave Paris the Pont Alexandre III, the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais and the first Paris Métro line.

Paris became the laboratory of Naturalism (Émile Zola) and Symbolism (Charles Baudelaire and Paul Verlaine), and of Impressionism in art (Courbet, Manet, Monet, Renoir.) Here's a collection of 26 rare and fascinating vintage photographs that show Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

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