Paris Liberated, Paris Photographed, at the Musée Carnavalet

‘Capital of pleasure’ was the dubious title given to Paris by the Third Reich, and so reclaiming the capital’s dignity became of critical importance after the Liberation in August of 1944. To this end, François Boucher, then curator of the Musée Carnavalet and a member of the Resistance, sent out an appeal for visual proof that France was back on its feet. Fearless amateur photographers and reporters answered his call and, … read on


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