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The rue Champlain cut through a shantytown that had sprung up in the 1860s and 1870s as legions of working poor moved away from the inner city. A stronghold of the left, the area remained among the least modernized parts of Paris for decades

The rue Champlain cut through a shantytown that had sprung up in the 1860s and 1870s as legions of working poor moved away from the inner city. A stronghold of the left, the area remained among the least modernized parts of Paris for decades

Nadar, (French, 1820–1910). Catacombs, Paris, April 1862. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Denise and Andrew Saul Gift, 2005 (2005.100.813) | This photograph is featured in "Paris as Muse: Photography, 1840s–1930s," on view through May 4, 2014. #paris

Nadar, (French, 1820–1910). Catacombs, Paris, April 1862. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Denise and Andrew Saul Gift, 2005 (2005.100.813) | This photograph is featured in "Paris as Muse: Photography, 1840s–1930s," on view through May 4, 2014. #paris

Thomas Struth (German, b, 1954). Pantheon, Rome, 1990. Chromogenic print. Private collection, New York

Thomas Struth (German, b, 1954). Pantheon, Rome, 1990. Chromogenic print. Private collection, New York

Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662). Diana and Actaeon from a set of Ovid's Metamorphoses (detail), designed before 1680, woven late 17th–early 18th century. French, Paris. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (64.208) | This detail from a tapestry depicts the moment when Acteon is turned into a stag by the Diana moments after she discovers him watching her bathe. #tapestrytuesday

Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662). Diana and Actaeon from a set of Ovid's Metamorphoses (detail), designed before 1680, woven late 17th–early 18th century. French, Paris. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (64.208) | This detail from a tapestry depicts the moment when Acteon is turned into a stag by the Diana moments after she discovers him watching her bathe. #tapestrytuesday

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