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April 8, 2019

Early Edwardian Life Through Beautiful Photos Taken by Émile Zola

Born 1840 in Paris, French novelist, playwright, journalist Émile Zola was also the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism.

Zola was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse…! He was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.

In addition, Zola was quite a talented photographer as well. A lot of the pictures in this set from seriykotik1970 that he captured everyday life during early Edwardian age, most of them were from the 1900 Exposition Universelle.

Zola died in 1902 of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by an improperly ventilated chimney, aged 62.

Eiffel tower and the Palais d'Electricite

Electric tram in the 1900 exhibition

Emile Zola and the children on the steps of the Indo-Chinese Pavilion, Paris, 1900

Family portrait

Flying boat in front of the Tour du Monde panorama

From the tower

Gipsy girls

House in Upper Norwood near Queen's Hotel

House near Queen's Hotel

In Walton-on-Thames

Portrait of Jacques

Jaques with bicycle given to him by his father

Jeanne on a bicycle

Jeanne with opera glasses

Portrait of Jeanne

Metallurgy pavilion

Moving pavement

Mrs Zola in the Queen's Hotel, Sydenham

Old Paris pavillion, and other pavillions

Open air cafe

Palace of Electricity

Paris at night

Place de Clichy

Place de Clichy

Place Prosper-Goubaux, Paris

Pont d'Iéna

Portrait of Denise

Portrait of Denise

Portrait of Denise

Portrait of Jeanne

Portrait of Jeanne

Portrait with Jeanne

Queen's Hotel, Upper Norwood


Saying goodbye to Jeanne

Self portrait with Alexandrine

Self portrait with dog

Self portrait with Jeanne

Self portrait with Jeanne

Self portrait

Self portrait

Street near Crystal Palace

The Devil's Wheel at the Paris exhibition

The Zolas and Charpentiers in Medan

Trocadero from the Eiffel Tower

View over Medan from the terrace

Zola with his box

A young Roman

After lunch

After lunch

Boats on the Seine

Checking the developing fluid

Children playing

Crossroad in Paris

Denise and Jaques

Denise with bicycle that her father gave her



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