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Pierre Petit 
Victor Hugo, Bruxelles 
1862 (taken) 
  
Albumen print 
2 1/4 x 4 ins 
  
Archive Farms 
 
LL/90788 
  
Publication:
Pierre Petit: Photographer, George Eastman House, Rochester, 1981, fig 73
 
Francois Boisjoly, Repertoire de Photographies Parisiens du XiXe Siecle, Les Editions de L'Amateur, Paris, 2009, p 229
 
In 1851 Hugo left France as a self-exiled opponent to the government of Napoleon III. In 1862 his Belgian publisher Lacroix held a banquet in Brussels in his honor to celebrate the publication of Les Miserables, which many friends attended from France. On this occasion Nadar, Carjat and Petit all seemed to have photographed him 
 

 
  
 
  
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