05 June 2009
Photos from the Brooklyn Museum
Three selections from the Museum's photostream. Francophiles may be interested in browsing more carefully through the several hundred pix of the Paris Exhibition. I don't know whether the color images above are early French autochromes, or whether they were carefully hand-tinted.
And I discover that someone had invented "moving sidewalks" by the turn of the century. More history (and another picture from the Parisian Exposition Universelle at Wikipedia.) You learn something every day.
Photo credits for Paris Exposition: street scene, unidentified, Paris, France, 1900, Paris Exposition: moving sidewalk, Paris, France, 1900. Moving Sidewalk, and Street scene, Istanbul, Turkey, 1903. Survey 1903. Constantinople; Bread seller.