I love the idea of collating images which give a real flavour of what a place was like at a point in time. All of the photos below were taken in Paris in 1926. They range from Josephine Baker dancing at the Folies-Bergère, to photos of buildings, shop windows, fashions and bridges along with some of the adverts which would have been seen around the city. Paris looks a very different place to now…
Btw, the photo of the Eiffel Tower with the huge CITROEN advert emblazoned down the length of it was from 1925 but I couldn’t leave it out, it’s just too spectacular!
Josephine Baker dancing the Charleston at the Folies-Bergère in 1926 from the revue: La Folie du jour
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