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La Conserverie : Garde-corps. A collection of Un livre – une image


“- Do you want a souvenir?”
At the beginning of the 20th century, to have a portrait of oneself became accessible.
The “photo card” met this expectation.
Traveling photographers did go out to meet their clients at their places of residence or work or stationed themselves in busy areas such as crossroads, tourist places, resorts, spas or means of transport. They also benefited from exceptional events such as religious celebrations, commemorations, village festivals, funfairs, etc.
The Garde-corps exhibition presented from March 16 to May 4, 2024 at La Conserverie, an archival place in Metz, aims to highlight the importance of street photographers around 1910-1930 around the question of housing.
It is also an opportunity to discuss one of the many chapters of the collection Un livre – une image dedicated to traveling and studio photographers, a collection created by Emmanuelle Fructus over more than fifteen years and bringing together images from 1900 to 1960 approximately.
For this exhibition, a text was written by Bertrand Tillier and the curatorship ensured by Anne Delrez, director of La Conserverie.
La Conserverie publishes on this occasion a numbered journal designed by Ramel-Luzoir, 200 copies were printed.


La Conserverie, un lieu d’archives
8 rue de la Petite Boucherie
57000 Metz

Open Wednesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. as well as Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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