France

Notre Dame de Paris in the 1860s

It is an unspeakable tragedy that happened in Paris this weekend. In honor of the stunningly beautiful Notre Dame de Paris cathedral here’s an incredible old image.

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Beautiful Paris in 1851

Check out this incredible photo from over 160 years ago. Click on it for a larger version of Paris. Panoramic view of Paris, looking toward Ile de la Cité from the Louvre. Source: Library of Congress

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Liberation of Paris in August of 1944

This amazing historic image shows Free French tanks rolling through Paris, passing by the Arc de Triomphe after the city was liberated from the Nazis near the end of World War II, 71 years ago. Photo shows Free French tanks...

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Swimming Race in Paris on the Seine

Here’s a lovely photo from Paris taken around 1920. It shows a swimming race on the Seine in front of the Louvre. This is a photo of the 10km swim river-race through Paris on the Seine. It was held from...

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Statue of Liberty Head on Display in Paris

This is a wonderful photo of the Statue of Liberty‘s head on display in a Paris park, back in 1883, before being shipped to New York City for assembly. Statue of Liberty head Source: Library of Congress

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Beautiful Paris in 1900, in Color

Look how beautiful Paris was in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle. These are awesome color images of the city from over 110 years ago. The Pavilions of the Nations, II, Exposition Universal, 1900, Paris, France Source: Library of Congress Ancient Paris...

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1889 Aerial Photo of Eiffel Tower

Here’s a terrific photograph of the Eiffel Tower seen from the air in 1889 during the Paris Expo. If I’m not mistaken, it looks like there is a hot air balloon to the right of the tower. Do you see...

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Photos of the 1889 Paris Exposition

These are all old photos from the 1889 Paris Exposition (or Exposition Universelle). The grand Eiffel Tower was built for this world’s fair, not without much controversy. The Library of Congress has a great piece on it and we found...