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Rare Views of Caracas circa 1880

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As a Carnaval gift to all our Caraqueños friends we are happy to share with you this wonderful album of early Venezuelan photographs.

Although the prints were clearly made in France as indicated by the credit of a Parisian photography agency and the written captions in French, we just acquired this album from an Argentinian private collection.

The quality of conservation and the beauty of the images is astonishing. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we have.

Especially moving for all Caraqueños is the very rare view of a small village, 15km from the city, called Petare.

We are still working on the attribution but were too giddy with the album to not share it quickly. We will keep you informed of our findings…

Caracas

Caracas vue prise de la promenade du Calvaire. (Sud-Est). Le théâtre – L’Église de l’assomption. / View of Caracas taken from the promenade of El Calvario. (South-East). The theatre – La Iglesia de la Asunción.

Caracas vue prise de la promenade du Calvaire. (Sud-Est). Le théâtre – L’Église de l’assomption. / View of Caracas taken from the promenade of El Calvario. (South-East). The theatre – La Iglesia de la Asunción.

Caracas vue prise de la promenade du Calvaire. (Sud-Est). Le théâtre – L’Église de l’assomption. / View of Caracas taken from the promenade of El Calvario. (South-East). The theatre – La Iglesia de la Asunción.

Detail of the image above.

Caracas vue prise à l’ouest de la promenade du Calvaire. Le palais du Congrès. / View to the west of Caracas taken from the promenade of the Calvario. The Palace of Congress.

Caracas vue prise à l’ouest de la promenade du Calvaire. Le palais du Congrès. / View to the west of Caracas taken from the promenade of the Calvario. The Palace of Congress.

Faubourg de Caracas. La route d’Antimano et la vallée du Guayre. / Neighborhood of Caracas. The route to Antimano and the valley of the Guayre.

Faubourg de Caracas. La route d’Antimano et la vallée du Guayre. / Neighborhood of Caracas. The route to Antimano and the valley of the Guayre.

Caracas – La nouvelle route de Santa Lucia. / Caracas – The new route to Santa Lucia.

Caracas – La nouvelle route de Santa Lucia. / Caracas – The new route to Santa Lucia.

Caracas – La nouvelle route de Santa Lucia. / Caracas – The new route to Santa Lucia.

Detail of the image above.

Petare c. 1880

Le bourg de Pétare à 15 kilomètres de Caracas. / The village of Petare 15km from Caracas.

La statue du général Guzmán Blanco, chef du pouvoir exécutif. La façade de l’université à Caracas. / The statue of general Guzmán Blanco, Chief Executive. The façade of the university in Caracas.

La statue du général Guzmán Blanco, chef du pouvoir exécutif. La façade de l’université à Caracas. / The statue of general Guzmán Blanco, Chief Executive. The façade of the university in Caracas.

L’entrée de Caracas par la route de la Palomère (sic.) / The entrance to Caracas from the route of Palomère (sic.)

L’entrée de Caracas par la route de la Palomère (sic.) / The entrance to Caracas from the route of Palomère (sic.)

L’entrée de Caracas par la route de la Palomère (sic.) / The entrance to Caracas from the route of Palomère (sic.)

Detail of the image above.

Le jardin public du Calvaire à Caracas. / The public gardens of the Calvario in Caracas.

Le jardin public du Calvaire à Caracas. / The public gardens of the Calvario in Caracas.

Le square de la place Bolivar à Caracas. / The gardens on Bolivar Square in Caracas.

Le square de la place Bolivar à Caracas. / The gardens on Bolivar Square in Caracas.

Le square de la place Bolivar à Caracas. / The gardens on Bolivar Square in Caracas.

Detail of the image above.

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