Old pictures of Paris integrated to modern life


Place Vendôme, May 1871

Posing winningly or nonchalantly, the fédérés (revolutionary combatants) assigned with defending the barricade on Rue de Castiglione gaze at the photographer’s lens, and beyond, at the unfolding history: that of the Paris Commune uprisings, which would end with the tragic Bloody Week from 21 to 28 May 1871.