Coming director of Comédie-Française, Émile Fabre is on the amateur stage as “Soufflavide” in April 1908


1200 dpi scanned printable image, 6174 x 8535 pixel, PDF file,

from a glass negative




Émile Fabre (24 March 1869 in Metz, France – 25 September 1955 in Paris) was a French playwright and general administrator of the Comédie-Française from 2 December 1915 to 15 October 1936. He was greatly influenced by Balzac as a young man, and most of his best-known plays deal with the sacrifice of personal happiness to the pursuit of wealth. He also wrote the libretto for Xavier Leroux’s opera Les cadeaux de Noël (The Christmas Gifts) which was a great success when it premiered in Paris in 1915. (Wikipedia)

This glass negative found in the same box with the following glass negative images:

“Marie Buste, mars 1903” (Marie Buste, march 1903)
“Grand étang de Ville-d’Avray, juin 1906” (Large pond of Ville-d’Avray, june 1906)

Ville-d’Avray is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.9 km (7.4 mi) from the center of Paris. The commune is served by the Boulogne-Billancourt prefecture, of the Hauts-de-Seine department. (Wikipedia)

“Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, avril 1907” (The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, april 1907)

The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont is a public park situated in northeastern Paris, in the 19th arrondissement. Occupying 24.7 hectares (61 acres), it is the fifth-largest park in Paris, after the Bois de Vincennes, the Bois de Boulogne, the Parc de la Villette, and the Tuileries Garden.

It was opened in 1867, late in the regime of Emperor Napoleon III, and was built by Jean-Charles Alphand, who created all the major parks of Napoleon III.

The park has 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles) of roads and 2.2 kilometres (1.4 miles) of paths. The most famous feature of the park is the Temple de la Sibylle, inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy, perched at the top of a cliff fifty metres above the waters of the artificial lake. (Wikipedia)

“Essai de nature morte statuette à fleurs, août 1907” (Essay of still life statue with flowers, august 1907)
“Château de Chantilly, juillet 1908” (The Château de Chantilly, july 1908)

The Château de Chantilly is a historic château located in the town of Chantilly, France, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Paris.

The site comprises two attached buildings: the Petit Château built around 1560 for Anne de Montmorency, and the Grand Château, which was destroyed during the French Revolution and rebuilt in the 1870s.

Owned by the Institut de France, the château houses the Musée Condé. It is one of the finest art galleries in France and is open to the public. (Wikipedia)

“Georges, juin 1906” (Georges, june 1906)
“Georges Buste sur Carte Album, août 1908” (Georges Buste on Carte Album, augusti 1908)
“Marie et Georges, juillet 1906” (Marie and Georges, july 1906)


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