Charles Marville

Charles Marville was the pseudonym of Charles François Bossu (1813 – c. 1879), a french photographer who mainly photographed architecture and landscapes. He used both paper and glass negatives. He is most well known for taking pictures of ancient Parisian quarters before they were destroyed and rebuilt under "Haussmannization", Baron Haussmann's new plan for the modernisation of Paris. He was originally trained to paint, engrave, and illustrate. He also traveled to Italy, Germany, and Algeria. In 1862, he was named official photographer of Paris.