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   Our new exhibition present a large group of photographs of the attack on Mers el-Kébir, French Algeria, North Africa, which saw the British Royal Navy disable the French fleet, by fear that it would fall in the hands of the German Navy, 2 weeks after France signed the Second Armistice at Compiegne on June 22nd, 1940.
   These photographs taken on July 3rd and 6th, 1940 and during the summer 1940 come from different sources:
  • Les Actualites Mondiales, 6 minute 30 film shot on the day of the attack
  • Oran based Photo-Hoka agency
  • Snapshot taken by a Marine on one of the ships
We have also included a small group of photographs from the Battle of Dakar, French West Africa (now Senegal), which took place between September 23 and 25, 1940. Part of the same small archive were 2 photographs of the scuttling of the Admiral Graf Spee in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay in december 1930.


A new exhibition is added every 2 to 3 months, depending on our inventory and new acquisitions.
The subjects we plan to showcase next are World War II Japanese propaganda photos and the Rif War.


Napoleon III Second Empire - Portraits Intimes - December 2010

Flying Pioneers : 1909 Reims International Meeting - October/November 2010

Anonymous... and Small... - July/August 2010

James Robertson: Türkiye’de fotografin öncüleri - April 2010

Le Mont-Blanc: Tourisme et Photographie - January 2010

Les Freres Seeberger: Regard sur la France de l'Entre-deux-guerres - November 2009

19th Century Photographers Business Cards - September 2009

Vieilles Tiges & Aeronauts Autographs - July 2009

Droles d'Oiseaux ~ Silly Birds - April 2009

Floral and Botanical Still Life - January 2009

Vienna Aristocracy in Charity Play - Atelier Adele

Jules Richard, Jean Agelou - La Magie du Relief

Charles A. Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle in Belgium

Early Theatre Portrait Gallery - December 2007

Dialogue de Sourds - October 2007

Flying Pioneers: Pre-WWI Aviation - July/August 2007

Early Operatic Portrait Gallery - May 2007

French Aeronaut in Pre-Soviet Russia - March 2007

Childhood on the Lower East Side - January 2007

Racing Driver Memories, 1909-1913 - November 2006

French intervention in Mexico, 1862-1867 - September 2006

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