something beautiful

I have something extra lovely to share today! There tons of amazing historic photo archives on flickr, but the Brooklyn Museum‘s Paris Exposition of 1900 set is just breathtaking! These images were brought back by the Brooklyn Museum’s first curator of fines, William Henry Goodyear.

According to the museum, “In 1900, Goodyear traveled to the Paris Exposition with photographer Joseph Hawkes. They brought back numerous images from the exposition including street life, vistas, pavilions, statues, and other structures and decorative details.”

Paris Exposition: Pont d'Jena toward Chateau of Water, view from the, Paris, France, 1900

Paris Exposition: Pont d'Jena toward Chateau of Water, view from the, Paris, France, 1900

Paris Exposition: Seine River, Paris, France, 1900

Paris Exposition: Seine River, Paris, France, 1900

Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900

Paris Exposition: gardens, Paris, France, 1900

Paris Exposition: moving sidewalk, Paris, France, 1900

Paris Exposition: moving sidewalk, Paris, France, 1900

You can see dozens of more photos from the Paris Exposition in this flickr set. And if you’d like a little more photo inspiration here are a few places to visit:

  • This beautiful slide show of book inspired still life photos.
  • The Dear Photograph is a sweetly nostalgic photo adventure.
  • Kari Herer take photos of flowers that look like oil paintings. (My favorite!)
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