Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life just looked like one long vintage French photo album? I’ve found just the go-to online treasure trove for such day-dreaming occasions. Packed with a staggering collection of vintage photos that might have anything to do with Paris, France or the French, naturally I had to scroll right to the very end of Chamade- Vintage French Photos to pick out my favourite snaps. You might recognise a few photographer’s names here, such as Doisneau and Henri Cartier Bresson, but I have a sneaky feeling this will be the first time you’ll be seeing the prints. Take it from a girl who spends a considerable amount of time sniffing out rare vintage photos of Paris…
Reyonnah Microcar, Paris 1955, Serge Berton (Getty Images).
Montmartre, Paris 1954-1955, Ihei Kimura
Montmartre, Paris 1950s, Kurt Otto-Wasow
Guinguettes on the Seine, 1935, Marcel Bovis
La Buvette, Paris 1938, Fritz Henle
Quai Bourbon Paris circa 1950 Marcel Bovis
“Le Baiser qui tue”, Paris 1930s, André Kertész
Ile de la Cité, Paris 1950s, Kurt Otto-Wasow
Rue Bagnolet, 20eme, 1947, Pierre Jahan
Paris 1899, Roger-Viollet
Montmartre, Paris circa 1970, Patrice Molinard
Chez Maxim’s, Paris 1900s, Keystone Agency
Paris, Montmartre, 1958, Marcel Bovis
Place Furstenberg, Saint-germain des Prés, Paris 1956, Peter Cornelius
The squared car, Paris 1948, Robert Doisneau
Place Saint-André-des-Arts (6°), Paris 1960s, Machatschek
Paris, 1955, Henri Cartier Bresson.
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