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C. 1888 Group of Large Format Albumen Photographs Including the Eiffel Tower While Under Construction
France 1888 - Group of 7 photographic images includes: No. 161 Paris L'Hotel de Ville et le Pont d'Arcole X. Phot.; No. 227 Hotel de Cluny L.P. Phot.; the uncredited image of the Eiffel Tower, about 1/2 built, taken from the river side across bridge, with promenade of pedestrians and horse-drawn traffic passing below, dredge-boats in river, construction of other buildings in the distance, most probably for the 1889 World's Fair - the tower was being built as the entry to that; No. 194 Paris. La Sainte-Chapelle et le Palais de Justice L.P. Phot.; No. 142 Paris La Tour St. Jacques et la Rue de Rivoli X. Phot., the street populated with crowds, Credit Lyonnais to right of image - edge loss in a thin triangle at bottom; No. 135 Interieur de la Sainte Chapelle X. Phot.; No. 140 Palais du Trocadero L.P. Photo. - with a tiny side-chip; all of about the same size, approx. 8" x 10 3/4"; all mounted on black paper stock in a in a black period-style album, approx. 11" x 13 1/2", grained 'leatherette' finish with light wear; some fading to images, defects as noted; some wrinkling from laying-down to pages; good to very good overall, the tower photograph particularly arresting. [Attributes: First Edition]
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