Monday, June 10, 2013

Bruno Braquehais

Bruno Braquehais (1823-1875) was an early French photographer who pioneered the art of photojournalism during the Paris Commune of 1871. The Musée d'Orsay has a page about Braquehais.  He also photographed nudes, but I'm sure enterprising readers can seek them out if interested...

 Barricade in the Rue de la Paix (Place Vendôme)

 Barricades on the Quai Pelletier and on the Pont d'Arcole, 1870-71

 Batterie d'artillerie installée à la Porte Maillot, sous le feu des batteries versaillaises, 1871

 Battery of the Montmartre Hills, 1870-71

 Commander of the Place Vendôme under the Commune, 1870-71

 Commune de Paris barricade de la rue de Castiglione, 1871

 Corner of Boulevard Saint Martin and Rue de Bondy, 1870-71

 General Staff of the Place Vendôme, under the Commune, 1870-71

 Hôtel de Ville before the Fire, 1870-71

 National Guards and curious citizens at the foot of the Vendôme Column

 Partial View of the Destroyed Balcony of the Ministry of Finance, 1870-71

 Place Vendôme (Group of Federated Soldiers near the Barricade in the Rue Castiglione), 1870-71

 Place Vendôme; the Right Side of the Barricade in the Rue de la Paix, 1870-71

 Ruins near the Pont d'Auteuil and the Gare d'Auteuil, 1870-71

 Statue of Napoleon I after the Fall of the Vendôme Column, 1870-71

 Tuileries Palace, View of the Destroyed Interior, 1870-71

 Last House on the Avenue de Neuilly, 1870-71

Parc de Saint-Cloud, Bathing Pavilion and Armored Crossing of the Prussians, 1870-71


  1. This is what Paris SHOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE 1944, not 1871

  2. Michael, you are wrong, this is Paris during the Commune 1870