Hôtel de Ville, 24 Mai 1871

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Title
Hôtel de Ville, 24 Mai 1871
Series
Paris Capital of the Nineteenth Century
Contributors
Cicéri, Eugène, 1813-1890 (lithographer)
Hoffbauer, 1839-1922 (creator)
Date Issued
1875-1882
Abstract
During the "semaine sanglante" of May of 1871, the Hôtel de Ville was set afire by the communards and took nearly eight days to be fully extinguished. Completely destroyed in the fire, the building was eventually rebuilt under the Third Republic. The total construction process took around ten years to complete, and the restored Hôtel de Ville was a near replica of that which was the center of Paris prior to the Commune.
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History
Commune, 1871
Extent
1 colored lithograph ; 24 x 30 cm.

Citation

Hoffbauer, "Hôtel de Ville, 24 Mai 1871" (1875). Paris: Capital of the 19th Century. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:85641/

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