The Agence Roger-Viollet has sent us a few historical holiday photos from Moyse Léon and Isaac, aka Georges Lévy, photographers during the Second Empire in France.
Moyse Léon and Isaac (Georges Lévy) started out during the Second Empire as assistants at the Ferrier-Soulier photography studio in Paris. They founded their own studio in 1864. Following the arrival of Georges Lévy’s two sons in 1895, the studio grew to become Lévy & Fils (Lévy & Sons). The studio published and sold prints, photo albums and travel postcards until its end in 1917. Their archives consist of more than 60,000 stereoscopic, hand-colored black-and-white plates. They serve as a genuine “grand tour” of the world at the turn of the century.