PARIS, MAY 1871
Original 15 3/4 inch x 22 inch Engraving titled PARIS, MAY 1871.
During la semaine sanglante, or “bloody week,” the regular troops crushed the opposition of the Communards, who in their defense set up barricades in the streets and burned public buildings (among them the Tuileries Palace and the Hôtel de Ville). About 20,000 insurrectionists were killed, along with about 750 government troops.
From The Illustrated London News June 10, 1871
The engraving is in very good condition with 1 vertical centre fold.
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