Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century


Thanks to the silk trade, the Lyon became an important industrial town during the 19th century. In 1831 and 1834, the canuts (silk workers) of Lyon staged two major uprisings for better working conditions and pay. The 1831 uprising saw one of the first recorded uses of the black flag as an emblem of protest. In 1862, the world’s first urban funicular railway was built between Lyon and La Croix-Rousse.

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Lyon, France in 19th Century


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