"La Fete de l'eau" at the Molitor, Paris c. 1940
  • "La Fete de l'eau" at the Molitor, Paris c. 1940

    ₪210.00Price

    Vintage Silver Gelatin photograph

     

    18 x 13 cm (size of the photograph)

     

    30 x 40 cm (passepartout size)

     

    The picture is provided with a passepartout but without a frame. If you wish to have a custom made frame feel free to email us.

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    • PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEXT

      Molitor first opened in 1929, for 60 years it was Paris' most popular swimming baths, known for its two swimming pools and its avant-garde atmosphere.

      Once upon a time in the West end of Paris, a most unusual building came into being. A simple concrete triangle surrounding a place where Parisians could come to swim and bathe all year round, or ice-skate, play golf, do sporting activities, sunbathe or just socialise.

      Gradually transforming itself into a place for socialising and events: the artists' gala was held at Molitor in 1931, from 1934 it was the annual venue of the "Fête de l'Eau" and its bathing beauty contest, not forgetting the restaurants, bar-tobacconist and hairdressing salon which surrounded this otherworldly swimming pool.