Following in the same vein as the Moise Léon and Georges Lévy photographs published on Tuesday, Roger-Viollet has opened up its collections featuring photographs of holidays and camping, for which we are very grateful. Here is our selection.
Did you know that camping was already a pastime in the 19th century? At first only men from the higher social classes ventured out, either to relax or—in the case of English aristocrats—to survey the full extent of their properties. In France, camping became more accessible to the rest of society in the 20th century, gaining in popularity in the 1930s with the introduction of paid holidays, before going fully mainstream in the 1970s. Today, one can go camping in maximum comfort. So, do you plan to stay in a tent or a hotel room this summer? Roger-Viollet invites you to (re)discover the joys of camping.