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Edgard Imbert’s albums


Within its archives, ECPAD keeps a set composed of 14,000 images, the fruit of the production of two brothers, both soldiers covering the period from around 1873 to 1922. Edgard Imbert (1873-1915) and his cadet Jules (1877-1922) practiced photography during their military missions. Jules was taken to visit Algeria and Tunisia and Edgard sets off to explore Madagascar and Tonkin. The richness of this corpus offers the possibility of studying the history of French colonial expansion between 1900 and 1914, as well as the vision of a man on the populations encountered. It is the personality of Edgard Imbert, colonial...

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