Edouard Baldus

Édouard-Denis Baldus was a French landscape, architecture and railway photographer. In the mid 1800’s he documented many French buildings and public works. He also documented the floods of 1856 that ravaged Lyon, Avignon, and Tarascon. His work was pioneering in early documentary photography.

Photographs clockwise from top left:

Roman Theatre, Arles. (c.1851). salted paper print from paper negative. Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France.

Chalet, Enghien. (1854-1855). salted paper print from paper negative. Musee National de la Voiture et Tourisme, Chateau de Compeigne, France.

Cloister of Saint-Trophime, Arles. (1851). salted paper print from paper negatives. Musee National des Monuments Francais, Paris, France.

The Floods of 1856, Brotteaux Quarter of Lyons. (1856). salted paper print from paper negative. Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France

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