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Charles Marville 
Coin du Boulevard Saint-Jacques (no. 66) (A Corner of the Boulevard Saint-Jacques, no. 66) (Marville’s studio, fourteenth arrondissement) 
1866-April 1867 (before) 
Albumen silver print, from glass negative (detail) 
22.4 x 36.8 cm (8 13/16 x 14 1/2 ins) 
Musée Carnavalet 
Curatorial description
In this view Marville wears a black top hat and stands next to his lifelong companion, Jeanne-Louise Leuba, in front of a sign advertising “Photographer of the Imperial Museums and the City of Paris.” Surrounding them at the gate of Marville’s studio and home are several assistants (among them his longtime associate Charles Delahaye), a household employee, and a dog—signs of the success he enjoyed at this time. Yet even he was not immune to the impact of Haussmann’s transformations; the building was slated for demolition in spring 1867, forcing Marville to relocate his studio to new quarters. 

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