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Call No.: MS Fr 591
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Siège de Paris photograph albums,
Quantity: 1 collection (5 volumes (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: 5 volumes of photographs relating to the Siege of Paris of 1870-1871.
For additional photograph albums that were part of this accession see: pfMS Fr 416 and pfMS Fr 592.
The Siege of Paris [Siège de Paris] (September 19, 1870 – January 28, 1871) and the consequent capture of the city of Paris by Prussian forces, led to French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the German Empire as well as the Paris Commune.Sir Richard Wallace (1818-1890) was an English art collector and philanthropist.
Organized in volume number order.
Images all concern the destruction of the city of Paris, France and the surrounding area, after the siege of Paris in 1870-1871. Photographs are by a variety of photographers including: Société Photoglyptique (Paris), Ferrier et Lecadre, Thiersault (Paris), and Thiersault & Lesure. Titles of albums are taken from spine and/or album cover. All albums bound in half red Morocco. This collection of photographs was bound for Sir Richard Wallace.