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Charles Marville 
Colonne-affiches pour les Théâtres, menuiserie, fonte et zinc (Cie Morris) (Poster Column for Theatres, Housewares, Iron, and Zinc [Morris Company]) 
1876, January 
  
Albumen silver print, from glass negative 
63 x 45 cm (24 13/16 x 17 11/16 in., mount) 
  
Musée Carnavalet 
 
LL/53892 
  
Curatorial description
 
One of the emblems of Haussmann’s Paris, cylindrical kiosks were part of a broader impetus to define and control the proliferation of printed advertising that had transformed the city, in the words of one writer, into “an immense wall of posters scattered from the chimneys down to the sidewalks with clusters of squares of paper of all colors and formats.” 
 

 
  
 
  
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