1935, printed 1994
Gelatin silver print
Image: 25.3 x 31.8 cm (9 15/16 x 12 1/2 in.); Paper: 27.8 x 35.2 cm (10 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.)
Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2020.296
© Estate of Ilse Bing
Some street fairs in Paris date back to the Middle Ages.
Street fairs were popular entertainment in cities in the days before television. Here, Bing photographs not the rides but a fellow photographer, who made his living taking portraits of the fair goers in days when many people did not own a camera.
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