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Charles Marville 
Suresnes Bridge, Bois de Boulogne 
1858-1860 
  
Albumen silver print, from glass negative 
25 x 35.5 cm (9 13/16 x 14 in.) 
  
Musée Carnavalet 
 
LL/53910 
  
Curatorial description
 
Marville often asked people—either an assistant or, here, probably an employee of the park—to pose in his photographs. These figures frequently were intended to illustrate the park’s attractions, but in this photograph the solitary man gazing off into the distance injects a somber note conveying inertia and isolation. The bridge in the background connected the elegant Bois de Boulogne to Suresnes, a rapidly industrializing working-class town located just outside the city limits. 
 

 
  
 
  
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