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Charles Marville, (French, 1813–1879). Rue Traversine (from the Rue d'Arras), ca.1868. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Howard Stein, 2010. (2010.513.2) | This photograph is featured in "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris," on view through May 4, 2014. #paris

[Seated Woman Wearing Black Dress] French, 1850

[The Salon of Baron Gros] Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gros (French, 1793–1870) Date: 1850–57 Medium: Daguerreotype

French quarter plate daguerreotype of child seated side-by-side with a very large doll. 1840s, resealed with original paper mat and backing board. Inscribed on the reverse in period pen "Alice Bessiere et Regaillette".

London by Alfred Buckham, pioneer of aerial photography. Despite nine crashes he said, “If one’s right leg is tied to the seat with a scarf or a piece of rope, it is possible to work in perfect security.”