Biography: 19th Century Paris photographer Charles Soulier

Biography: 19th Century Paris photographer Charles Soulier


Charles Soulier (1840 – 1876) was a French photographer mostly known for his panoramas of Paris (1854-1857), later worked with stereoscopic views.

Photograph shows view of Notre-Dame de Paris rising above Ile de la Cité. 1865.

Photograph shows view of Notre-Dame de Paris rising above Ile de la Cité. 1865. Photographer: Charles Soulier

The freestanding Tour Saint-Jacques that one sees today in a park just off the rue de Rivoli in the heart of Paris is all that remains of the Gothic church of Saint-Jacques la Boucherie. 1867.

The freestanding Tour Saint-Jacques that one sees today in a park just off the rue de Rivoli in the heart of Paris is all that remains of the Gothic church of Saint-Jacques la Boucherie. 1867. Photographer: Charles Soulier

Le château de Saint-Cloud après, 1870.

Le château de Saint-Cloud après, 1870. Photographer: Charles Soulier

Photograph shows the charred remains of the once lavish audience hall of the Council of State in the Palais d'Orsay, a building begun by Napoleon I, completed in 1840 under King Louis-Philippe, and burned by the Communards on May 23, 1871. In the last years of the nineteenth century, these ruins were replaced by a new railway station, the Gare d'Orsay.

Photograph shows the charred remains of the once lavish audience hall of the Council of State in the Palais d’Orsay, a building begun by Napoleon I, completed in 1840 under King Louis-Philippe, and burned by the Communards on May 23, 1871. In the last years of the nineteenth century, these ruins were replaced by a new railway station, the Gare d’Orsay. Photographer: Charles Soulier

Photograph shows obelisk and fountain in Place de la Concorde with palaces, Rue Royale, and Church of the Madeleine in the background. 1865.

Photograph shows obelisk and fountain in Place de la Concorde with palaces, Rue Royale, and Church of the Madeleine in the background. 1865. Photographer: Charles Soulier

Maisons de la porte d'Auteuil, May 1971.

Maisons de la porte d’Auteuil, May 1871. Photographer: Charles Soulier

Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile à Paris, 1865.

Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile à Paris, 1865. Photographer: Charles Soulier


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