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Guilleminot, Collection of thirtyfour (34) original photographic glass-slides by

Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin – Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. / [Paris during the World Exhibition in the Year 1900]

Collection of thirtyfour (34) original photographic glass-slides, allowing us to imagine the surroundings of Walter Benjamin’s “Arcades Project” and the Genesis of his Idea of “Paris as the Capital of the 19th Century”. While the Glass-Slides are NOT from Benjamin’s library or from one of his friends collections, they are contemporary artefacts which allow us to Timetravel into the Paris of Benjamin’s “Arcades” and illustrate Benjamin’s creation of the six sections of his “Arcades Project”: “Fourier, or the Arcades” ; “Daguerre, or the Panoramas”; “Grandville, or the World Exhibitions” ; “Louis-Philippe, or the Interior”; “Baudelaire, or the Streets of Paris”; “Hausmann, or the Barricades”. The slides were produced by Parisien Radio-Brom manufacturer of photographic plates and papers, “Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie”. The fantastic slides all produced around the time of the 1900 Paris Exposition (World’s Fair), known in french as “Exposition Universelle” in Paris. Included are photographic plates of the “Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt” at the “Place du Chatelet”, “Le Louvre”, “Paris – Buttes-Chaumont – Le Lac & Le Belvedere”, “Avenue de L’Opera”, “Place de Victoires”, “Gare St.Lazare – Rue de Rome”, L’Institut pris du pont des Arts”, “Gare Montsouris”, “Monument de Pasteur – Avenue de Breteuil”, “La Seine et L’Hotel de Ville”, “Pont au Change”, “Les Tuileries – avec “Charmeur d’Oiseaux”, “Le Conseil d’Etat”, “Avenue des Champs Elysees”, “Palais de Justice, Boulevard du Palais”, “Pont ALexandre III”, “Square d’Anvers”, “Grand Palais”, “Fontaine de Carpeaux”, “Jardin des Plantes” “Galerie de la Plaeontologie”, “Place du Carrousel – Arc de Triomphe”, “De Notre Dame sur l’Hotel Dieu – Tour St.Jacques – Sacre Coeur”, etc. Also included are some private images of family, picnic in the forests etc.

Paris, Exposition Universelle of 1900 / Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie., [c.1900]. 10.7 cm x 4.4 cm. 34 slides in three boxes (one of the boxes labelled: “Diapositifs de Verascope Richard”. Original Hardcover Boxes with glass-slides. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only.

 

Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during the Exposition Universelle of 1900, Paris
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th
Guilleminot, Bœspflug et Cie. - Collection of 34 glass slides produced during th