Sarah Estrela ’15 on Siège de Strasbourg

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photograph "the siege de strasbourg"

FEATURED PODCAST Sarah Estrela ’15 considers French nationalism in early photography.

Baudelaire, Saglio and Peter
Siège de Strasbourg – 1870: Préfecture et Théâtre
Albumen Print

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A photograph vividly documenting the devastation of Strasbourg by Prussian soldiers was likely intended by its makers to be a nationalistic ‘call to arms’ for French viewers, according to Sarah Estrela ’15.

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