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Photograph - On the Champs de Mars, Paul at age 5 1/2, June 1912
  • On the Champs de Mars, Paul at age 5 1/2, June 1912
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On the Champs de Mars, Paul at age 5 1/2, June 1912

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    June 1912 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Collodion chloride print

  • Museum number:

    E.783:228-2002

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX17, shelf XM909, box 1

An enthusiasm for cars and photography is evident throughout this set of French family albums. As a five-year-old, the son Paul poses repeatedly with a toy car in a Parisian park. As an adult, Paul and his friends playfully enact car-related scenes for the camera, including feigning a road fatality. In the final photograph in this selection, the fascination with cars has apparently passed to a new generation.

Physical description

Photograph of a young boy playing with a toy car. There are bushes and trees in the background.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

June 1912 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Collodion chloride print

Dimensions

Height: 84 mm, Width: 113 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by unknown photographer, 'On the Champs de Mars, Paul at age 5 1/2, June 1912', 1912, collodion chloride print

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Collodion

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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