One amongst the enormous chroniclers of 1950s and 1960s Paris, Paul Almasy, born in 1906, took about 120,000 sunless-and-white photos earlier than he died at the age of 97.

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Fairground, circa 1960

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Almasy, from Hungary, studied political science in Austria and Germany.

One day of World Battle Two, as a Swiss press correspondent basically based entirely in Monaco, he reported from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France, describing Paris as a city of „past, original, and future“.

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Passenger in the metro pickle Abbesses, circa 1965

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Almasy adopted Paris as his home after the capital’s liberation in 1945 and grew to turn into a French citizen in 1956, following the failed uprising in opposition to the Soviet-backed Hungarian authorities.

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Girl in a avenue cafe, place apart Saint-Michel, circa 1956

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He customary a Leica and, later, a Rollei twin-lens reflex digicam.

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Bill sticker, 1950s

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Publish-Battle Paris turned into once a spot apart of developing culture and belief in areas such as literature, philosophy, model and Original Wave cinema.

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Young couple, Vert-Galant, Île de la Cité, 1961

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From 1952, Almasy labored for world organisations, alongside with the United Countries Academic, Scientific and Cultural Group and the World Health Group.

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Nuns of the Deliver of St Vincent, 1952

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A brand original e book, Paris: The Metropolis of Gentle in the 50s & 60s, specializes in Almasy’s photos.

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Taxi driver, Popularity Pigalle, 1958

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Café La Colisée, Champs-Élysées, 1956

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Venue de l’Opéra, 1950s

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Romy Schneider and Alain Delon, 1961

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The Metropolis of Gentle in the 50s & 60s is published by teNeues

All pictures courtesy teNeues.

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