These gorgeous pages are all from the French book, Album du peintre en batiment, published in 1882. Needless to say, I went crazy like a cat in a pile of catnip.
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All images are from Agence Eureka’s photostream- which is perhaps the biggest gold mine of fantastic book scans I’ve ever come across. I haven’t been able to find how she has come about acquiring all of these, but I’m extremely jealous..but also extremely grateful that she’s sharing them publicly. Have a look at her other archives here.