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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ferdinand Barbedienne - division 53 Pere-Lachaise


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Marshal Louis-Nicolas Davout - division 28 Pere-Lachaise - then and now

Louis Nicolas d'Avout (usually spelled Davout or Davoust, 1770-1823) was a Marshal of the Empire and reportedly one of Napoleon's most loyal commanders. His is buried in division 28 nears Marshals Massena and Lefebvre.

1832 Quaglia
2006 by Steve Soper

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Louis Charles Delescluze - division 49 Pere-Lachaise


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Marshal Francois Lefebvre - division 28 Pere-Lachaise - then and now

François Joseph Lefebvre (1755-1820), was one of Napoleon's original eighteen Marshals of the Empire. He is buried in division 28 near Andre Massena, another Marshal of the Empire.
1828

1832 Lefebvre (Normand)

1832 Lefebvre (Normand)

1832 Lefebvre (Quaglia)

1840 Lefebvre (Marty)
2009 by Steve Soper

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Loie Fuller - division 87 Columbarium Pere-Lachaise

Born 1862 in Hinsdale (Fullersburg), Illinois, Loie Fuller was one of the most famous dancers of the art nouveau period. She died 1928 in Paris. An incredible and incredibly unique dancer.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Marshal Andre Massena - division 28 Pere-Lachaise - then and now

Andre Massena (1758-1817 was a French military commander and one of Napoleon's original eighteen Marshals of the Empire. He is buried along with his son-in-law, Honore Charles Reille (1775-1860, Marshal of France, in division 28, near Francois Lefebvre, another Marshal of the Empire.
1855 Massena (Salomon)

1821 Massena (Jolimont)

1832 Massena (Normand)

1832 Massena (Quaglia)

1836 Massena

1840 Massena

late 19th century by Eugene Atget

1896 by Fraigneau
2006 by Steve Soper

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Mouroult de Villeneuve - division 28 Pere-Lachaise - then and now

The Mouroult de Villeneuve family vault is a good example of how dramatically the ground of the cemetery has changed over the years. The print is by Quaglia, in 1832:


And today (2015), more or less:


Saturday, August 01, 2015

Sallandrouze - division 28 Pere-Lachaise - then and now

Tomb of Jean Sallandrouze (1760-1825), his son Charles-Jacques Sallandrouze de Lamornaix (1808-1867), and grandson Jean-Charles-Alexandre Sallandrouze de Lamornaix (1840-1899).

The tomb as Normand found it in 1832 (Jean was the only one interred there):



And today:

photo by touron66 (wikimedia)