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LL/43201
Lucien Aigner
A typical French couple on the terrace of a sidewalk café. He looks at the passers-by, while Madame is making up.
[Paris Cafés: Landmarks of Paris Life]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
9 1/16 x 6 3/4 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43202
Lucien Aigner
This is exactly what people imagine the Bohemian customers of an artists' café look like. A couple of late guest[s] at the Dome Café on Montparnasse. The gentleman with the disheveled hair is especially true to type.
[Paris Cafés: Landmarks of Paris Life]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 1/2 x 9 1/4 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43202 [Further details available]

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LL/43203
Lucien Aigner
Monsieur seems bored. Candid shot of late hour patrons at a Montparnasse café.
[Paris Cafés: Landmarks of Paris Life]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 3/4 x 9 1/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43203 [Further details available]

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LL/43204
Lucien Aigner
A crowd of patrons at a Montparnasse café.
[Paris Cafés: Landmarks of Paris Life]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 11/16 x 9 1/4 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43204 [Further details available]

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LL/43205
Lucien Aigner
Parisians, like all French people, are fond of kissing each other. They do it openly and without restraint in all parts of the city, and nobody minds.
[Paris: City of Kisses]
1938 (Photo story published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 3/4 x 9 3/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43205 [Further details available]

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LL/43206
Lucien Aigner
'Thanks ever so much for the nice ride.' And before climbing down from her pillion [passenger] seat, she gives her friend a hearty kiss.
[Paris: City of Kisses]
1938 (Photo story published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 7/8 x 9 3/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43206 [Further details available]

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LL/43207
Lucien Aigner
A French soldier is not too proud to kiss his girl in public, even when he is wearing his uniform.
[Paris: City of Kisses]
1938 (Photo story published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 5/8 x 9 3/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43207 [Further details available]

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LL/43208
Lucien Aigner
A Paris side street as it lives in the imagination of movie directors and romantic people: the little hotel entrance, the gas lamp in the corner, and an embracing couple.
[Paris: City of Kisses]
1938 (Photo story published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
8 1/4 x 6 7/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43208 [Further details available]

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LL/43209
Lucien Aigner
Sorry, the camera was too small to get the whole figure of a prominent member of The Fat Men's Club on one print.
[Le Club des Cent Kilos]
1932 (or earlier)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
9 7/8 x 7 5/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43209 [Further details available]

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LL/43210
Lucien Aigner
Some of the member[s] of the 'Des Cent Kilos' (The Fat Men's Club) leaving for a Sunday party on their peculiar bicycles.
[Le Club des Cent Kilos]
1932 (or earlier)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 15/16 x 9 3/4 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43211
Lucien Aigner
He has to pay twice as much for a suit, but he is proud to be a member of The Fat Men's Club.
[Le Club des Cent Kilos]
1932 (or earlier)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 15/16 x 9 3/4 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43211 [Further details available]

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LL/43212
Lucien Aigner
Some of the members leaving for a Sunday party.
[Le Club des Cent Kilos]
1932 (or earlier)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 7/8 x 9 15/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43213
Lucien Aigner
A throng of elegantly dressed men and women snapped by the photographer. Many fur coats were worn because of the rainy weather.
[Night Races at Longchamps, a Gala Event of Paris Society]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
7 1/8 x 4 3/4 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43214
Lucien Aigner
A prominent visitor from London, Mr. Selfridge (white hair, pince-nez). To his left is Mme. Trebor, in the background the Paris banker Lazard and Miss Marcelle Roger, to the right of Mr. Selfridge is Mme. Lazard.
[Night Races at Longchamps, a Gala Event of Paris Society]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
4 11/16 x 7 1/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43215
Lucien Aigner
The well known French actress Suzy Prim counting her money. We hope she won.
[Night Races at Longchamps, a Gala Event of Paris Society]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
4 11/16 x 7 1/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43215 [Further details available]

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LL/43216
Lucien Aigner
Multimillionaire [Raymond] Patenâtre, who is married to an American [and is] Minister of Economics in the Daladier Government, discussing odds with a friend.
[Night Races at Longchamps, a Gala Event of Paris Society]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
4 11/16 x 7 1/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43216 [Further details available]

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LL/43217
Lucien Aigner
A member of the Republican Guard delivering an important message at the Foreign Office, maybe a communication from the Prime Minister or another colleague of M. Georges Bonnet. At right are bags with diplomatic mail.
[Quai d'Orsay (Inside the French Foreign Office)]
1939 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 13/16 x 8 7/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43218
Lucien Aigner
The offices are closed, but the two leading men at the Quai d'Orsay still have a last minute conference...
[Quai d'Orsay (Inside the French Foreign Office)]
1939 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 7/8 x 9 3/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43219
Lucien Aigner
M. [Robert] Coulondre, French ambassador to Germany, calls at the Quai d'Orsay. 'You will find me at M. [Jules] Henri's office should the Minister want me,' he is telling attendants. M. Henri was then 'Chief of Cabinet' at the Quai d'Orsay.
[Quai d'Orsay (Inside the French Foreign Office)]
1939 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 13/16 x 9 3/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43220
Lucien Aigner
Two high officials of the French diplomatic service. M. Aimé Leroy, formerly confidential adviser to Aristide Briand and now Minister to Lisbon (left) with M. [Pierre] Bressy, Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet's 'Chief of Cabinet'.
[Quai d'Orsay (Inside the French Foreign Office)]
1939 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
9 1/4 x 6 13/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
LL/43220 [Further details available]

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LL/43221
Lucien Aigner
A bit of exercise to get used to the masks.
[Paris Protects its Inhabitants Against Gas Attacks]
1934 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
7 1/16 x 5 1/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43222
Lucien Aigner
Trying out the effect of gas in a Paris apartment house.
[Paris Protects its Inhabitants Against Gas Attacks]
1934 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
7 3/16 x 9 11/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43223
Lucien Aigner
Next to the tubes of aspirin and digestive aids, the first gas masks have made their appearance in the windows of Parisian pharmacies.
[Paris Protects its Inhabitants Against Gas Attacks]
1934 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
5 1/8 x 6 15/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43224
Lucien Aigner
A sales[woman] in a drug store, where gas masks are sold, tries to praise the latest 'creations' in gas masks.
[Paris Protects its Inhabitants Against Gas Attacks]
1934 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
7 9/16 x 9 7/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43225
Lucien Aigner
This medical examination is not artifice. The majority of those being examined haven't seen a doctor in their lives.
[Guests at Rikers Island Prison]
1937 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 5/8 x 9 1/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43226
Lucien Aigner
The cells themselves resemble small, tidy hotel rooms, laid out with taste and a scrupulous pursuit of hygiene.
[Guests at Rikers Island Prison]
1937 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
9 1/16 x 6 5/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43227
Lucien Aigner
àNow groups of twenty to thirty prisoners file in silence by the barred gates. They make their way toward the reception roomsàIt's a series of rooms that are bright, but not at all pleasant.
[Guests at Rikers Island Prison]
1937 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
6 1/2 x 4 7/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43228
Lucien Aigner
Completely disrobed in the small, sparkling clinic, the new residents of Rikers Island await their medical exam.
[Guests at Rikers Island Prison]
1937 (published)
Gelatin silver print, vintage
4 1/2 x 6 1/2 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43229
Lucien Aigner
The Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie arriving in Geneva to ask help from the League of Nations against Mussolini's Fascist invasion of Ethiopia
1936
Gelatin silver print, modern
9 1/8 x 13 9/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43230
Lucien Aigner
Mussolini at Stresa, Italy
[Mussolini Ó Stresa]
1935
Gelatin silver print, modern
9 3/16 x 7 3/4 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43231
Lucien Aigner
Triumphant Léon Blum presenting his government program to the Socialist congress after the 1935 electoral victory of the leftist coalition, Paris
[We look in at France's first Socialist cabinet meeting]
1936
Gelatin silver print, vintage
5 x 7 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43232
Lucien Aigner
The negotiators hard at work. [Pierre] Laval, [Anthony] Eden, [Franþois] Piétri (Naval Minister), [and Henri] Berenger (Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs), Quai d'Orsay, Paris
[Eden-Laval talks: discussing the Anglo-German naval agreement]
1935
Gelatin silver print, vintage
4 9/16 x 7 1/16 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43233
Lucien Aigner
Untitled
[Roulette at le Touquet Casino]
1930s
Gelatin silver print, vintage
4 3/4 x 7 1/8 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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LL/43234
Lucien Aigner
Mothers at the St. Cyr Military Academy graduation ceremonies, France
1937
Gelatin silver print, modern
8 3/4 x 13 1/4 ins
 
Courtesy of the Lucien Aigner Estate
 
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