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Second Empire Paris: History and Modernity

April 25, 2009 - June 21, 2009

In the 1850s and 1860s printmakers and photographers in Paris recorded both the old city in the process of disappearing and the new modern metropolis coming into being, in views ranging from aerial panoramas to underground scenes to humorous commentary on utopian ideals and on the mania for both city views and for photography itself. A dozen images will be on view, drawn from the Clark collection and the Troob Family Foundation.

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