(b. 1808, Marseille, d. 1879, Valmondois)

Rue Transnonain, April 15, 1834

Lithograph, 290 x 445 mm
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

Violence erupted in the streets of Paris in 1834 in response to a new wave of laws issued by King Louis Philippe to limit freedoms of association and expression. Barricades were hastily thrown up in working-class quarters of the capital and smashed by government troops the next day. On the rue Transnonain in the Marais, a riot squad entered a building believed to be the source of shots that had killed an officer, and the troops gunned down a dozen occupants.

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