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Barracks Post, Place de la Bastille; Canal Tunnel and July Column

Artist:
Alphonse J. Liébert (French, 1827–1913)
Author:
Alfred d'Aunay (French)
Date:
1871
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Images approx.: 19 x 25 cm (7 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.), or the reverse Mounts: 32.8 x 41.3 cm (12 15/16 x 16 1/4 in.), or the reverse
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library Fund, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.454.1.27
Not on view
In the final days of the Commune, those resisting the national forces pushed burning barges into the tunnel of the Canal Saint-Martin and burned the military post that stood at the edge of the Place de la Bastille, a post that had been burned in the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 and again in 1851.
Estate of Harry Lunn, Paris; [Baudoin Lebon, Paris]

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Napoleon III and Paris," June 9–September 7, 2009.

Goldschmidt, Helmut, and Weston J. Naef. The Truthful Lens: A Survey of the Photographically Illustrated Book, 1844–1914. 1st ed. New York: The Grolier Club, 1980. no. 105.

Bajac, Quentin. La Commune Photographiée. Paris: Musée d'Orsay, 2000. p. 114.



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