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Charles Marville 
Longchamps Windmill, Bois de Boulogne 
Albumen silver print, from glass negative 
23 x 34.5 cm (9 1/16 x 13 9/16 ins) 
Musée Carnavalet 
Curatorial description
This windmill was the last remnant of the thirteenth-century abbey of Longchamps. As part of the Bois de Boulogne project, it was restored to picturesque (if not functional) condition, giving well-heeled Parisians a taste of rustic life. 

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