Map of Paris, 1890


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Garnier frères, Nouveau Paris monumental. Itinéraire pratique de l'étranger dans Paris (detail), 1890. Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Cartes et plans, GE C-1213


This map depicts the major thoroughfares and monuments of Paris around 1890, more than three decades after Napoleon III commissioned grand-scale architectural renovations, demolitions, and new construction projects to revamp the densely settled French capital. The Arc de Triomphe anchors the northwestern edge of central Paris. To the south, the Eiffel Tower rises above the vast Champ de Mars. Moving eastward along the Seine River, the map highlights several significant structures, including the Gallery of Machines, the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde, the Opéra Garnier, the Louvre, the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Panthéon, and the Tour Saint-Jacques. This exhibition presents photographs of these sites, many of which resulted from Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann’s ambitious remapping of Paris.


1.
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Charles Marville
French, 1816–1879
Arc de Triomphe, from the album Photographic Paris
c. 1852
Salt print
Lent by the Troob Family Foundation

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Félix Thiollier
French, 1842–1914
Universal Exhibition, Paris 1900
1900
Gelatin silver print
2007.15.11
 
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Louis Lafon
French, active 1870s–1890s
Gallery of Machines, World’s Fair of 1889
1889
Albumen print
Lent by the Troob Family Foundation

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Édouard Baldus
French, 1813–1889
Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde
c. 1860
Albumenized salt print
Lent by the Troob Family Foundation
 
5.
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Charles Marville
French, 1816–1879
Jardin du Luxembourg
1870s
Albumen print
Lent by the Troob Family Foundation
 
6.
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Charles Marville
French, 1816–1879
Rue des Sept-Voies, from rue Saint-Hilaire
1865–69
Albumen print
Lent by the Troob Family Foundation

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Eugène Atget
French, 1857–1927
Corner of rue de Seine and rue de l’Échaudé
c. 1919
Arrowroot print
1998.39.1
 
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Édouard Baldus
French, 1813–1889
Tour Saint-Jacques
c. 1858
Albumen print
Lent by the Troob Family Foundation
 
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Édouard Baldus
French, 1813–1889
The Louvre
c. 1858
Salt print
Lent by the Troob Family Foundation
 
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Delmaet & Durandelle
French photography studio, ca. 1862–1890
Men on the Dome, from The New Paris Opéra
c. 1869
Albumen print
Lent by the Troob Family Foundation