Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Categories: Culture | Europe | History

The author of these unique historical photographs by Jules Gervais-Kurtelson (Jules Gervais-Courtellemont). He was born in 1863 in the suburb of Paris, grew up in Algeria and toured the middle East and North Africa, photographing everything I saw.

Gervais-Kurtelson was one of the first photographers who worked with autochromes is the oldest process of color photography, which was patented by the Lumiere brothers in 1903. Autochrom used granules of potato starch dyed red, green and blue paint, as filters, as well as the complex development process, bringing out the illusive "point" color photographs.

In January 1923 Gervais-Kurtelson returned to his native Paris to shoot the main attractions and city living a period of economic growth and optimism after the First world war.

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

View of Paris from the Church of Saint-Gervais

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

In the back streets of old Paris

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The Tuileries Garden

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Flower market near Chatelet

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Opera Garnier

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The workers and horses on the banks of the river

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Classic French-style gardens and ponds

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The Church of Saint-étienne-du-Mont

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Men on Ile de La Cité

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The view of the Seine river

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The gardens of the Senate building

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The hotel of Madame de Lamballe, friend of Marie-Antoinette

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Cabaret "Moulin Rouge"

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Colonnade and pond in one of the gardens of Paris

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Windmill "Moulin de La Galette" in Montmartre

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The view of the Seine river

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Church of Saint-Germain-l Osera

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Notre Dame Cathedral

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Rue Saint-Julien-Le-Pour in the old Paris

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Gardens large estate

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

A street vendor along the Seine river near Notre Dame Cathedral

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The Grand Palace on the Champs Elysees

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Worker sleeping in a wagon with cobblestone

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

The gardens of trocadéro and Eiffel tower

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

View of the Pantheon

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Street life in front of the butcher shop

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Museum of decorative arts in Paris

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Flower market on the quay Fleur

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Porte Saint-Denis

Paris, 1923 — the epicenter of art and progress

Twilight over the Seine

Keywords: Culture | Europe | Paris | France | History | Art

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