Barracks Post, Place de la Bastille; Canal Tunnel and July Column
Alphonse J. Liébert (French, 1827–1913)
Alfred d'Aunay (French)
Albumen silver print from glass negative
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
Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library Fund, 2007
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.