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This is a picture that was taken in Paris on August 25th, 1944, where the people were occupying the streets with their bicycles, when at the time there wasn't many cars.
Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, a custom before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned. She was forced to do not only one of the more curious acts in history, but one of the most morbid. She was employed to make death masks. The first were of course the most obvious: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Chaise Rouge. a little bistro in Paris that I always try to visit whenever I'm there. The owners are a sweet couple who are friends with my mother & grandmother.
Liberation of Paris, 1944 | LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer’s Story | LIFE.com Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Not originally published in LIFE. Parisians celebrate the liberation of the City of Light, August 1944.