The Double Doorway, rue de la Ferronnerie
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Charles Marville
French, Paris, 1865
Albumen print
9 5/16 x 14 3/4 in.

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The twin arches connecting one side of an old market to a parallel street are pasted with advertisements and playbills. This neighborhood was slated for demolition, according to the plans of Baron Haussmann, who oversaw the restructuring of Paris's principal boulevards and streets. Because this block would soon undergo destruction, it became a subject for Charles Marville's documentation of the changes wrought by urban renewal.