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   Si la photographie CDV ou carte de visite connait, en France, son apogée sous le Second Empire, il est beaucoup moins courant de rencontrer une collection constituée par un proche de la Famille Impériale.
   Celles-ci sont d'autant plus rares qu'elles sont en partie autographiées. Et quand de surcroît l'Inauguration du Canal de Suez s'en mêle, nous pouvons considerer qu'il s'agit d'un événement.

   While CDV or Carte de Visite photographs were, in France, at the height of their popularity during the Second Empire, it's much more unusual to see a collection assembled by a close friend of the Imperial Family.
   This group is even scarcer as many are autographed. And when furthermore the Suez Canal Opening is thrown in the mix, we can consider this to be a notable event.

  • A. Dayot: Le second Empire
  • Pierre Larousse: Dictionnaire du XIX° siècle
  • Pierre Vapereau: Dictionnaire des contemporains.

A new exhibition is added every 2 to 3 months, depending on our inventory and new acquisitions.
The subjects we plan to showcase next are World War II Japanese propaganda photos and the Rif War.


Flying Pioneers : 1909 Reims International Meeting - October/November 2010

Anonymous... and Small... - July/August 2010

James Robertson: Türkiye’de fotografin öncüleri - April 2010

Le Mont-Blanc: Tourisme et Photographie - January 2010

Les Freres Seeberger: Regard sur la France de l'Entre-deux-guerres - November 2009

19th Century Photographers Business Cards - September 2009

Vieilles Tiges & Aeronauts Autographs - July 2009

Droles d'Oiseaux ~ Silly Birds - April 2009

Floral and Botanical Still Life - January 2009

Vienna Aristocracy in Charity Play - Atelier Adele

Jules Richard, Jean Agelou - La Magie du Relief

Charles A. Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle in Belgium

Early Theatre Portrait Gallery - December 2007

Dialogue de Sourds - October 2007

Flying Pioneers: Pre-WWI Aviation - July/August 2007

Early Operatic Portrait Gallery - May 2007

French Aeronaut in Pre-Soviet Russia - March 2007

Childhood on the Lower East Side - January 2007

Racing Driver Memories, 1909-1913 - November 2006

French intervention in Mexico, 1862-1867 - September 2006

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