Champs de Mars, Exposition Universal, 1900, Paris, France
This photochrome print of the Champs de Mars in Paris is part of “Views of Architecture, Monuments, and Other Sites in France” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). The Champs de Mars stretches between the Eiffel Tower and the imposing Ecole Militaire in Paris’s Seventh Arrondissement (district). The 1900 edition of Baedeker's Paris and its Environs, with routes from London to Paris: Handbook for Travellers described the park as “a large sandy space, 1100 yds. in length and 550 yds. in breadth,” which until 1889 had been used for military maneuvers. It was also the main site of the universal exhibitions of 1867, 1878, 1889, and 1900.
Detroit Publishing Company, Detroit, Michigan
Type of Item
1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color
- The Detroit Photographic Company was launched as a photographic publishing firm in the late 1890s by Detroit businessman and publisher William A. Livingstone, Jr., and photographer and photo-publisher Edwin H. Husher. They obtained exclusive rights to use the Swiss "Photochrom" process for converting black-and-white photographs into color images and printing them by photolithography. This innovative process was applied to the mass production of color postcards, prints, and albums for sale to the American market. The firm became the Detroit Publishing Company in 1905.
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