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Then and Now: Paris In The Early 1900s

These beautiful hand-colored lantern photos from the 1900s prove that some parts of Paris haven’t changed all that much.

 
The Église Saint-Augustin, in the 8th arrondissement.

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Looking down the Seine near Ile de la Cité.

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Hôtel de Ville (city hall of Paris)

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The Place Vendôme in the early 1900s.

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The Paris opera house on a busy day.

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Pedestrians and carriages on Pont Neuf.

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Les Bouquinistes, booksellers lining the banks of the Seine.

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Flower-buying, looking towards the Right Bank.

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Pont St. Michel, looking towards Ile de la Cité, the steeples of St. Chapelle clearly visible.

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The Bourse (the Paris bank).

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Rue de Rivoli at the northeast corner of the Tuileries.

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L’église de la Madeleine in the 8th arrondissement.

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Rue de Castiglione and its famous obelisk.

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