Happy Commonsversary to the Bibliothèque de Toulouse!

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Famille Crouzats, au Port de Venasque, Luchon, 6 septembre 1898

Eugène Trutat
Famille Crouzats, au Port de Venasque, Luchon, 6 septembre 1898, 1890
Bibliothèque de Toulouse: TRU C 343

A very happy Commonsversary to the Bibliothèque de Toulouse! They joined the Flickr Commons on June 28, 2008 with images of the Pyrénées from 100 years ago. They upload to the Commons on a very regular basis, so there is a variety of scenes to explore in their Flickr stream.

La côte basque chronicles life 100 years ago on the Basque Coast.

Most of these images are by Eugène Trutat, the Director of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse and a pioneer of photography.

La Côte Basque, Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
La Côte Basque, Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
The set Architecture, monuments et archéologie contains valuable images of dolmens in France — prehistoric human-made rock structures. Dolmen, Mas d'Azil, Ariège
Dolmen, Mas d’Azil, Ariège
Some favorites in the Toulouse’s stream are of the French countryside and culture, and the set A bicyclette … illustrates well the jovial air of their collection. Mlle X en vélo, Luchon
Mlle X en vélo, Luchon
Trutat also took some of the earliest photochromes. The archives of these autochromes also contains many geotagged images. Vue sur le château de la rue du Lycée, Foix, by bibliothequedetoulouse
Vue sur le château de la rue du Lycée, Foix
My personal favorites in their Flickr photostream are those of the bridges and aqueducts, some of which date back to the Roman era. Vieux pont, démoli en 1906, Cahors, 1891
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Ponts et aqueducs
No trip to France is complete without a visit to the miraculous Lourdes. Included in this set are a few marvelous stereograms. A la grotte, Lourdes, 23 août 1898, by bibliothequedetoulouse
A la grotte, Lourdes, 23 août 1898

Do take a stroll through the Toulouse’s stream and post up your favorites. Joyeux anniversaire!

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One Response to “Happy Commonsversary to the Bibliothèque de Toulouse!”

  1. PascalK Says:

    Hi !
    Thanks for this celebration !!
    Nothing would have been possible without you !
    Thanks for your support and help !
    ‘longing for next year anniversary…

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