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    Posted 7 years ago

    vetraio50
    (731 items)

    When Septimus and Clara Miller visited Paris they collected this postcard of the Paris Stock Exchange aka “Le Palais de la Bourse”or “Le Palais Brongniart”. But check out the number of people in the photo! It really does show the very busy side of “Business”. The building is in the centre of Paris in the 2e arrondissement – an area called “Le quartier Vivienne”.

    “Le Palais Brongniart” in the Vivienne was the Wall Street of Paris until the April 6 1998. From then on the Paris Stock Exchange became known as Euronext Paris.

    The site was formerly the convent of the Filles-Saint-Thomas, a vast area that stretched from rue Saint-Augustin to rue Feydeau. During the French Revolution the area had been a meeting place for royalist supporters. The nuns had been heavily involved in the 'Insurrection Royaliste du 13 vendémiaire an IV', an attempted coup d’état that took place on October 5 1795. Their lands were confiscated.

    In 1808 Alexandre Théodore Brongniart was chosen by Napoléon I to create for him a "Palais impérial de la Bourse". It was meant to show to the world the financial power of Imperial France. Brongniart was already well known for his work in designing the Cimetière du Père Lachaise in 1803. Unfortunately the project was not completed until November 4 1825. Brogniart had died in 1813 and the project had to be completed by Eloi Labarre.

    It is a huge rectangular structure (69m by 41m) with a Corinthian peristyle based on Palace of Vespasian in Rome.

    In 1851-1852 four allegorical were placed at the front and rear entrances: le Commerce & la Justice by Dumont and Duret at the main entrance, l'Agriculture & l'Industrie by Seurre et Pradier to the rear of the building.

    It has the Imperial ‘look’ that Bonaparte was trying to achieve.

    These days the building is used as a function centre.

    This is a postcard published by N.D. Phot No. 644: Neurdein et Cie (1860’s-1919) Paris, France.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT & SEAN !!!!!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      They would have to be seriously important functions to suit such an incredible building!

      Great history thanks Kevin.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN, PHIL, MIKELV, TED & DON too!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks JEWELS!!!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks VIOLET ORANGE!
    8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      VETRAIO50, all are your vintage cards...unused, pretty cool that so many are in their original structure
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY! In the Paris group there are two that were written on the back. The rest are all blank. They were in an album and some have been discoloured on the edges .... but they are cool.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks BHOCK!!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE!!!!!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks POPS & RADEGRUNDER too!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GEO & MANIKIN !!!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GARY!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks TREY, TOM & BLUNDERBUSS!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY !!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR !!!!!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN !!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks RODDYQ & DLPETERSEN !!!!

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