Stairs in Montmartre, François Gabriel – Circa 1920
Stairs in Montmartre–
François Gabriel picture, circa 1920
For a family picure on a christening day or just for a group photo during a walk near the Sacré-Coeur, the Montmartre steps are a not-to-be-missed place. As they wonderfuly replace the benches and stages from photo studios, the photographer François Gabriel put his camera at the bottom of these stairs for years from the late 10’s to the late 50’s. Gabriel, as know as the “King of the Sacred Mount photographers”, also got its shop and workshop stuck to this place, only a few meters far from the stairs.
Today one have to look on old papers and vintage postcards to find these stairs called “Escalier Muller”. They actually took the name of one of the most famous Montmartre painters, and you’ll have to look for the “Utrillo” street on a map to find this iconic way of the 18th arrondissement.
Photographed by François Gabriel –
Vintage print on a postcard-sized paper, circa 1920
Empty back. Small folding on the right top edge and on the right side of the picture
9 x 14 cm