Colorful Street Scenes
Rich and poor, capitalist and bohemian all sauntered along the same boulevards in the fin-de-siècle period under the banner of liberty, equality and fraternity.
Humor and Social Critique
Prints featuring types often exaggerate the habits of particular groups within the population.
Edmond de Goncourt et al., Les types de Paris, Paris 1889
Judith Wechsler, A Human Comedy: Physiognomy and Caricature in 19th Century Paris, London 1982
Richard Thomson et al., Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre, Washington 2005