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Restaurant Défieux (Porte Saint Martin)
The Franco-Prussian War was brought about by rising tensions between France and Prussia in the 1860s. France, under Emperor Napoleon III, was determined to check the growth of Prussian power and avenge what it saw as a series of diplomatic humiliations. Prussia, under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, believed that a Prussian-led war of the German states against France would be a decisive act leading to creation of a unified German empire. The conflict began on July 19, 1870, when France declared war. The French army proved woefully unprepared and suffered ...
Théâtre de la Porte Saint Martin and Restaurant Défieux
The Franco-Prussian War was brought about by rising tensions between France and Prussia in the 1860s. France, under Emperor Napoleon III, was determined to check the growth of Prussian power and avenge what it saw as a series of diplomatic humiliations. Prussia, under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, believed that a Prussian-led war of the German states against France would be a decisive act leading to creation of a unified German empire. The conflict began on July 19, 1870, when France declared war. The French army proved woefully unprepared and suffered ...
Restaurant in the Kungsparken, Malmo, Sweden
This photochrome print of the popular Kungsparken (King’s Park) in Malmö is part of “Landscape and Marine Views of Norway and Sweden” from the catalog of the Detroit Photographic Company. The park was designed by the Danish architect O. Høegh Hansen, and opened in 1872. Hansen’s design reflected French and Austrian influences of the 1850s and evoked both the romantic and baroque styles. As described by Baedeker’s Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden and Denmark: With Excursions to Iceland and Spitzbergen (1912), at the center of the park was a ...
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Kebab Restaurant. Samarkand
This photograph was taken at a shashlychnaia, a type of café serving shashlyk (kebab), or meat roasted on skewers. The cook, wearing a red turban and colorful robe, is seated on a platform behind a grill with two skewers. The metal pots would contain marinated meat (probably mutton). To the left are stacks of lavash (flat bread). Such cafes often served food in courtyards. In this winter view the clients are bundled in quilted robes against the cold. On the far left an elderly man, who may be the proprietor ...
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Kebab Restaurant. Samarkand
This photograph was taken at a shashlychnaia, which prepared shashlyk (kebab), or meat roasted on skewers. The cook, wearing a skull cap, is seated on a platform behind a grill. He is holding a broad fan used to regulate the temperature of the coals. Next to him is a youth—presumably his son—wearing a turban and a colorful striped robe. The chiaroscuro effect of this photograph is masterful, especially in the portrait of the man. The backdrop of rough planks indicates that this was a modest enterprise, probably for ...
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