H. Lartigue, Ladies Walking in the Avenue des Acacias

H. Lartigue, Ladies Walking in the Avenue des Acacias

H. Lartique (1894-1986)
Ladies walking in the Avenue des Acacias
Paris
Negative 1911, print 1971
Museum no. Circ.536-1971

A scene such as this showing fashionably dressed women out walking with their dogs, or with friends, was a favourite subject for Lartigue.

Many of his photographs from this period document high fashion - the women he chose to photograph were the wealthy and well-to-do, women dressed in the latest fashions, wearing furs and extravagant hats.

A stroll in a public park was a favourite pastime for the leisured classes, and women especially took it as an opportunity to display their wealth and taste.

 

This photograph can be found in Print Room Box 6a.