Vintage: Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

Vintage: Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)


Charles Marville (1813 – 1879), was a French photographer, who mainly photographed architecture, landscapes and the urban environment. He used both paper and glass negatives. He is most well known for taking pictures of ancient Parisian quarters before they were destroyed and rebuilt under “Haussmannization”, Baron Haussmann’s new plan for modernization of Paris. In 1862, he was named official photographer of Paris. One of the his favourite topics were public toilets.

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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Public Urinals in Paris by Charles Marville (19th Century)

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