Antique stereoscope card of Le Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in Paris, France from around the 1890s to the 1900s. Published as part of the "Le Nouveau Paris" collection by Photographie C.G. à Paris. Two black and white photographs pasted down on a yellow card for viewing in 3D on a stereoscope. "Buttes Chaumont 34" and "No. 234" are handwritten on the back.
Buttes-Chaumont is a place with an unsavory early history. The name Chaumont comes from "chauve," or bare, as in free of vegetation. As such, the area was only useful as a quarry. The park in this spot today was created by Napoleon III as part of the scheme to renovate (or overhaul and rebrand) Paris under Baron Haussmann in 1867 - which may be why this photograph is included in "Le Nouveau Paris" ("The New Paris") collection.
Buttes-Chaumont is in the 19th arrondissement in Paris. A bit of the quarry remains. The rock formation is a pile of stones left over from the creation of the park. The lake below is man made.
In good condition. Some minor wear on corners, but otherwise clean, in tact, and not faded.
Measures 6 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches and weighs 0.5 oz.
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