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Photograph of the day

Brassaï Photographing, Boulevard Saint-Jacques 
1931-1932 (taken) 1960s (print) 
Gelatin silver print 
29.5 x 22.7 cm (11 5/8 x 8 15/16 ins) 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Gift of the artist, 1980, Accession Number: 1980.1029.11, Photograph by Brassaï. Copyright ® Gilberte Brassaï 

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