Place Saint-Michel

Vintage gelatin-silver print of Paris Metro construction ca. 1905. On decorative mount 10 x 13.5 inches (27x34 cm) titled "Construction du Chemin de Fer Métropolitain Municipal de Paris / Traversée de la Seine au Chatelet (Station 'Place Saint-Michel') / Fonçage du caisson elliptique a l'origine de la station / Vue intérieure / Vers la porte d'Orléans / 3 Décembre 1906". Print size 6.75 x 9 inches (17x23 cm).   (Ref# gb99.160)

If we raise our view above the huge pit, filled with equipment which dwarfs the numerous laborers, there appears to be a snowfall on the Paris streets.


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