Paris and the inflatable in the early 20th century
PARIS – These are rare photographs of the capital. At the beginning of the 20th century, the french banker Albert Kahn wants to make a photographic record of the great cities of the world. He will use one of the first processes of restitution of colours, the autochrome, patented in 1903 by brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière.
Thus, he commissioned four photographers – Léon Gimpel, Stéphane Passet, Georges Chevalier and Auguste Leon – taking snapshots of Paris between 1914 and 1918. They will show notably us that Parisians loved the inflatable at that time already the.