Medium: Vintage photogravure on carte postale paper
Neg. Date: 1924 c. / Print Date: 1924c.
Size: 3.25 x 5.25 inches
Description: Series I, 242. YVON, whose real name was Pierre Yves-Petit (1886-1969), photographed Paris in the 1920s and 30s for high quality postcards. The postcards are extraordinarily beautiful, printed using high quality photogravure, and toned sepia brown. It is interesting to know that Yvon's active dates overlap with those of Eugene Atget. Yvon's photographs are just a bit more romantic than Atget's Modernist views. Yvon's prices are currently ridiculously low, but that won't stay like that for long.