Charles Marville

“Crystal-clear documents of a now-vanished city.”

—New York Observer

By: Audrey Leung, Diana Si, Kelsey Malott

Areas photos used were taken in

Areas photos described were taken in

Top of rue Champlain  1877-1878

Top of rue Champlain
1877-1878

Construction of the avenue de l'Opéra: Butte des Moulins

Construction of the avenue de l’Opéra: Butte des Moulins

Butte des Moulines was a small hill dotted with windmills. Until the mid-1870’s, Its working-class neighbourhood was reigned by small trades. It was later cleared and the heill was leveled to construct Avenue de L’Opéra.

The America Quarries between Boulevard Serrurier and Rue de Mexico 1877

The America Quarries between Boulevard Serrurier and Rue de Mexico
1877

Boulevard Henri IV  1877

Boulevard Henri IV
1877

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The Bièvre River (fifth arrondissement) 1962

The Bièvre River (fifth arrondissement)
1962

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24 Rue Bièvre 1865-1869

24 Rue Bièvre
1865-1869

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Rue Estienne, de la rue Boucher

Rue Estienne, de la rue Boucher

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Fontaine Censier 1865

Fontaine Censier
1865

Boulevard Henri IV, de la place de la Bastille 1876

Boulevard Henri IV, de la place de la Bastille
1876

Rue Mondétour  1865

Rue Mondétour
1865

Rue Neuve-Guillemin  1865

Rue Neuve-Guillemin
1865

The Left Bank of the Seine from the Pont des Saints-Pères 1855

The Left Bank of the Seine from the Pont des Saints-Pères
1855

Percement de l’Avenue de l’Opéra 1877

Percement de l’Avenue de l’Opéra
1877

New wing of the Louvre being built (left), and the Seine before it underwent its own transformation. 1856

New wing of the Louvre being built (left), and the Seine before it underwent its own transformation.
1856

Vista de Le Pont des Arts 1851

Vista de Le Pont des Arts
1851

Charles Marville

Areas all photos were taken

 

 

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