Panoramic view of Paris, 1844.
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A panoramic daguerreotype of Paris and the River Seine, taken by the French photographer Charles Chevalier (1804-1859) in 1844. On the left are houseboats, with the Louvre Museum in the centre, and the Passerelle des Arts footbridge, the first metal bridge across the Seine, on the right. This photograph was taken with one of the last cameras designed by Chevalier for topographical photography.