James had posted some links to French color photographies from World War I last week. I had found some of the many of the same photos even before that, but couldn’t find the index page, which seems to be different from that James had posted Anyway, even without the index page , a lot of pictures can be found by playing with these URLs:
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/Wave/image/memoire/0084/sap01_cvl00001_p.jpg (up to sap01_cvl00159_p.jpg)
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/Wave/image/memoire/0083/sap01_ca000002_p.jpg (up to sap01_ca000616_p.jpg).
(There are some gaps in between, though).
WWI era or not, what interests me most are the buildings, so I have put up those two images:
I have linked here to some more images that I found interesting, in no particular order:
Graves with American flags:
Here and here.
(Update: That’s Lafayette’s tomb)
Proximity of the boche tends to loosen one’s bladder
A group of soldiers
Some soldiers in dress uniform
Picture with steeple and weir
Quay and bridge in a village
(‘Quay’ may not be the correct term for this; does somebody know a better one?)
Keep over town square
Keep from another angle
Ornate town gate
Same gate from the side, with a view on the town wall and houses
Nurses and military surgeon, with officers
Unpaved village street
Village street with cobblestone
Brick houses at bend in the road
Soldiers with carts before brick houses
Soldiers in front of a shop
The same shop from another angle, with quay
Canadian soldiers (?)
Half-timbered; we call this style ‘Fachwerk’ in Germany. There are lots of these in my hometown.
Soldiers in village road.
Ruined church with graveyard
Park with statue
(Even if some perfidious Germans shot out a window)
Cardinal and bishop with some Generals
The same Generals up close
The interior of a church
A quite handsome altar, somewhat damaged