HOW TO CREATE A
COLORED STEREOVIEW SHOWING BURNING BUILDINGS
There was a Siege of
Paris, lasting from September 19, 1870 to January 28, 1871. It brought
French defeat in the “Franco-Prussian War”. A stipulation of the treaties
was a German garrison to be left in Paris. This angered bitter Paris
residents. Further resentment arose against the current French government.
And from April to May 1871 Paris workers and National Guards rebelled and
established what was called “The Paris Commune”.
An awfull lot of buildings were ruined
during those years. And of course many photographs were taken!
To create a war-like atmosphere, later
tissue stereoviews of the ruins were cut, colorized and turned into
“surprise tissues”. We show you three examples.
This is Rue de Rivoli in Paris