Disdéri: Commune de Paris, Ruines de Paris, albumen print ca. 1871 (lot of two)
A lot of two albumen prints by E. Disdéri, ca. 1871
La Chapelle is pictured as well as some people in the street. Photo with nice details and composition.
When the Prussians began to bombard Paris, Disdéri began to document these events. Because of the technical limitations most photographs consist of damaged buildings. During the Commune of 1871 Disderi recorded the areas of Paris that suffered damage by the Communards. (Carolyn Peter, 2008)
His most famous photo in this series is the one with the dead Communards, now in the collection of BnF. Mounted on the same blue cardboard as this one.
Large albumen print mounted on it's original blue cardboard.
Photograph ca. 22,5 x 28,2 cm
Cardboard ca. 31,5 x 42,5 cm
Cabinet Card of the same photograph.
Both photographs are 'signed' with a stamp. The cabinet card also has 'Disdéri Phot.' mentioned in the negative.
Le Temps des cerises, La Commune de Paris en Photographies. Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, 2011.
Elizabeth Anne McCauley, A.A.E. Disderi and the Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph, 1985.