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"Chemin: A Journey through Time and Places" Step into the captivating world of "chemin, " a word that evokes a myriad of stories

Background imageChemin Collection: Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France

Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France
At the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes)

Background imageChemin Collection: Le Touquet Paris-Plage

Le Touquet Paris-Plage
Tourism poster from French railway Chemin de Fer du Nord for Le Touquet on the coast of north-western France, the beach of Paris

Background imageChemin Collection: Venice travel poster

Venice travel poster
Attractive poster for the French National Railways, Chemin de Fers de l Est, advertising Venice (or Venise) as a holiday destination

Background imageChemin Collection: MONTPARNASSE ACCIDENT

MONTPARNASSE ACCIDENT
At Mont Parnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l'Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street, killing a poor woman selling newspapers Date: 1895

Background imageChemin Collection: Treport Mers travel poster

Treport Mers travel poster
French railway poster advertising Treport Mers on the Picardy coast, which, together with nearby Mer-les-Bains became popular seaside resorts in the 19th century due to the development of

Background imageChemin Collection: The path to

The path to
Barré Thierry

Background imageChemin Collection: Pont du chemin de fer au Liorant (coloured photo)

Pont du chemin de fer au Liorant (coloured photo)
3632143 Pont du chemin de fer au Liorant (coloured photo) by French Photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pont du chemin de fer au Liorant)

Background imageChemin Collection: Double voie du chemin de fer aerien dans la Septieme Avenue, a New-York (engraving)

Double voie du chemin de fer aerien dans la Septieme Avenue, a New-York (engraving)
3655482 Double voie du chemin de fer aerien dans la Septieme Avenue, a New-York (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChemin Collection: Le coche pour Virginia-City, station de Reno (Nevada), sur le chemin de fer Central Pacific

Le coche pour Virginia-City, station de Reno (Nevada), sur le chemin de fer Central Pacific (engraving)
3655476 Le coche pour Virginia-City, station de Reno (Nevada), sur le chemin de fer Central Pacific (engraving) by French School

Background imageChemin Collection: State-room, wagon du chemin de fer du Pacifique (engraving)

State-room, wagon du chemin de fer du Pacifique (engraving)
3655473 State-room, wagon du chemin de fer du Pacifique (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: State-room, wagon du chemin de fer du Pacifique)

Background imageChemin Collection: Le chemin de fer (colour litho)

Le chemin de fer (colour litho)
5205025 Le chemin de fer (colour litho) by Fraipont, Gustave (1849-after 1897); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le chemin de fer)

Background imageChemin Collection: Opposite the first Cafe de Paris, Boulevard des

Opposite the first Cafe de Paris, Boulevard des Italiens, 1845. Two bearded dandies in redingotes and top hats watch a woman in long riding dress side-saddle on a horse

Background imageChemin Collection: Landscape with a Path Leading to the Etang a la Dame (oil on cradled panel)

Landscape with a Path Leading to the Etang a la Dame (oil on cradled panel)
PWG186406 Landscape with a Path Leading to the Etang a la Dame (oil on cradled panel) by Troyon, Constant-Emile (1810-65); 43x63 cm; Private Collection; Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London

Background imageChemin Collection: The Path to Louveciennes; Un Chemin a Louveciennes, 1876 (oil on canvas)

The Path to Louveciennes; Un Chemin a Louveciennes, 1876 (oil on canvas)
1765148 The Path to Louveciennes; Un Chemin a Louveciennes, 1876 (oil on canvas) by Sisley, Alfred (1839-99); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Path to Louveciennes; Un Chemin a Louveciennes)

Background imageChemin Collection: Carriage on a Country Road, Winter, Outskirts of Louveciennes, 1872 (oil on canvas)

Carriage on a Country Road, Winter, Outskirts of Louveciennes, 1872 (oil on canvas)
CH39794 Carriage on a Country Road, Winter, Outskirts of Louveciennes, 1872 (oil on canvas) by Pissarro, Camille (1830-1903); 32.7x46 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Charette sur une Route)

Background imageChemin Collection: Poster, Les Iles de l Ocean, Chemins de Fer de l Etat

Poster, Les Iles de l Ocean, Chemins de Fer de l Etat
Poster, Les Iles de L Ocean, Eglise de St Martin de Re (Ile de Re, Charente-Maritime, France), Chemins de Fer de l Etat. 1930

Background imageChemin Collection: Poster, Chemins de Fer de l Etat and CGT

Poster, Chemins de Fer de l Etat and CGT
Poster for Chemins de Fer de l Etat and Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (CGT), serving Paris, Le Havre and New York. circa 1930

Background imageChemin Collection: Palace-car, wagon du chemin de fer du Pacifique (engraving)

Palace-car, wagon du chemin de fer du Pacifique (engraving)
3655474 Palace-car, wagon du chemin de fer du Pacifique (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Palace-car, wagon du chemin de fer du Pacifique)

Background imageChemin Collection: Chemin de fer du Rigi, Arth (engraving)

Chemin de fer du Rigi, Arth (engraving)
3645802 Chemin de fer du Rigi, Arth (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chemin de fer du Rigi, Arth. Illustration for Le Magasin Pittoresque (1876)

Background imageChemin Collection: Le chemin des ascenseurs de la Tour Eiffel (engraving)

Le chemin des ascenseurs de la Tour Eiffel (engraving)
3640360 Le chemin des ascenseurs de la Tour Eiffel (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le chemin des ascenseurs de la Tour Eiffel)

Background imageChemin Collection: Vue exterieure de la nouvelle gare du chemin de fer du Nord (engraving)

Vue exterieure de la nouvelle gare du chemin de fer du Nord (engraving)
3645381 Vue exterieure de la nouvelle gare du chemin de fer du Nord (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChemin Collection: Path in Normandy (oil on canvas)

Path in Normandy (oil on canvas)
NUL116476 Path in Normandy (oil on canvas) by Monet, Claude (1840-1926); 83x59.5 cm; Private Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageChemin Collection: Gare du chemin de fer de Paris a Strasbourg (engraving)

Gare du chemin de fer de Paris a Strasbourg (engraving)
3644584 Gare du chemin de fer de Paris a Strasbourg (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gare du chemin de fer de Paris a Strasbourg)

Background imageChemin Collection: La Bastille, 1650 (colour litho)

La Bastille, 1650 (colour litho)
962788 La Bastille, 1650 (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: La Bastille, 1650)

Background imageChemin Collection: Vagon du chemin de fer atmospherique de New-York, Etats-Unis, Tube interieur d un vagon (engraving)

Vagon du chemin de fer atmospherique de New-York, Etats-Unis, Tube interieur d un vagon (engraving)
3645891 Vagon du chemin de fer atmospherique de New-York, Etats-Unis, Tube interieur d un vagon (engraving) by French School

Background imageChemin Collection: Vue a vol d oiseau d une section de travaux de chemin de fer (engraving)

Vue a vol d oiseau d une section de travaux de chemin de fer (engraving)
3645186 Vue a vol d oiseau d une section de travaux de chemin de fer (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChemin Collection: Coubron: Ascending Path

Coubron: Ascending Path
MHB68126 Coubron: Ascending Path by Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille (1796-1875); 25.5x35.5 cm; Private Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageChemin Collection: Franco-Prussian War (engraving)

Franco-Prussian War (engraving)
1104720 Franco-Prussian War (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Franco-Prussian War)

Background imageChemin Collection: La croisée des chemins

La croisée des chemins
Laurent Bailleul

Background imageChemin Collection: Batignolles Tunnel and railway, Paris, France

Batignolles Tunnel and railway, Paris, France
Batignolles Tunnel, railway line and cutting, Chemin de Fer de lOuest, 17th arrondissement, Paris, France. Date: circa 1905

Background imageChemin Collection: French Nord Express

French Nord Express
The Nord Express of the Chemin du Fer du Nord pulls out of the Gare du Nord, Paris, hauled by a massive Baltic locomotive

Background imageChemin Collection: Gare du Chemin de Fer du Nord Debitte & Herve

Gare du Chemin de Fer du Nord Debitte & Herve
Gare du Chemin de Fer du Nord; Debitte & Herve; about 1880; Albumen silver print

Background imageChemin Collection: Vera-Cruz Station du Chemin de fer Veracruz Mexico

Vera-Cruz Station du Chemin de fer Veracruz Mexico
Vera-Cruz, Station du Chemin de fer; Veracruz, Mexico; 1860s - 1880s; Albumen silver print

Background imageChemin Collection: Hotel du Chemin de Fer, Buitenzorg, West Java, Indonesia

Hotel du Chemin de Fer, Buitenzorg, West Java, Indonesia
Hotel du Chemin de Fer, Buitenzorg (now Bogor), West Java, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). Date: circa 1910

Background imageChemin Collection: Battle of Soissons WWI

Battle of Soissons WWI
German troops crossing a road, other troops resting on the Chemin de Dames on the Western Front during World War I

Background imageChemin Collection: Gare du Nord, Paris, France

Gare du Nord, Paris, France. Date: circa 1900

Background imageChemin Collection: Zermatt Railway - Switzerland - Bridge over a valley

Zermatt Railway - Switzerland - Bridge over a valley
Railway - Compagnie du Chemin de Fer de Viege a Zermatt SA - Switzerland - Bridge over a valley Date: circa 1908

Background imageChemin Collection: French Railways Promo card - Chatel-Guyon Spa Retreat

French Railways Promo card - Chatel-Guyon Spa Retreat, specialising in intestinal cures. Date: circa 1909

Background imageChemin Collection: Cassel, France - Croix-Rouge Street

Cassel, France - Croix-Rouge Street
Cassel, France - Chemin de la Croix-Rouge (Red Cross Street). A cobblestoned street lined with trees and fields. There are several windmills visible on the right. circa 1910s

Background imageChemin Collection: Cassel, France - Cornette Street

Cassel, France - Cornette Street
Cassel, France - Chemin de la Cornette (Cornette Street), showing houses and gardens. circa 1910s

Background imageChemin Collection: Spain. Avila. Section of the medieval walls, 12th century

Spain. Avila. Section of the medieval walls, 12th century. In the background, the belfry of Carmens Gate (Puerta del Carmen), 17th century

Background imageChemin Collection: St Nicholas - Compagnie du Chemin de Fer de Viege a Zermatt

St Nicholas - Compagnie du Chemin de Fer de Viege a Zermatt SA - Switzerland - line running through a very picturesque valley. Date: circa 1909

Background imageChemin Collection: Poster, railway service from Paris to London

Poster, railway service from Paris to London, via Rouen, Dieppe and Newhaven. Showing a man on a punt and a couple in a rowing boat. Date: early 20th century

Background imageChemin Collection: Illustration from Paris Plaisirs number 78, December 1928

Illustration from Paris Plaisirs number 78, December 1928
Illustration Mauvaise liaison ou le chemin de Buenos-Ayres by H. Fournier from Paris Plaisirs number 78, December 1928 Date: 1928

Background imageChemin Collection: Occupying German position in the Somme area 1917

Occupying German position in the Somme area 1917
During the spring of 1917 the German forces on the Western Front vountarily retired from the positions in the Somme at Serre, which they had defended with such stubborness in 1916

Background imageChemin Collection: Balloon built at Versailles

Balloon built at Versailles
A balloon built at Versailles, France, and put on display there on a platform. It was 60 feet high and 40 feet in diameter, in blue and gold material

Background imageChemin Collection: The Road to Sevres, 1858-59 (oil on canvas) (oil on canvas)

The Road to Sevres, 1858-59 (oil on canvas) (oil on canvas)
XIR89999 The Road to Sevres, 1858-59 (oil on canvas) (oil on canvas) by Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille (1796-1875); 34x49 cm; Louvre, Paris, France; (add.info.: Le Chemin de Sevres)



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"Chemin: A Journey through Time and Places" Step into the captivating world of "chemin, " a word that evokes a myriad of stories, from dramatic rail accidents to picturesque travel destinations. In France's Gare Montparnasse, an infamous accident unfolded, forever etching its mark on history. Le Touquet Paris-Plage beckons with its allure, inviting travelers to explore its enchanting shores. The MONTPARNASSE ACCIDENT serves as a reminder of the fragility of human endeavors and the importance of safety in transportation. Yet amidst such tragedies, vibrant travel posters emerge like those depicting Venice and Treport Mers - enticing glimpses into idyllic getaways awaiting discovery. Delving deeper into history reveals the resilience and sacrifices made by British prisoners during World War I along their arduous chemin. Their unwavering spirit paved the path for future generations. Far beyond Europe's borders lies Hotel du Chemin de Fer in Buitenzorg, West Java, Indonesia - an oasis blending colonial charm with exotic landscapes. It stands as a testament to how railways connected distant lands and cultures. Across the Atlantic Ocean lies another monumental achievement - the completion of America's First Transcontinental Railway at Promontory Point in Utah. This black-and-white photograph captures pioneers celebrating this triumph that revolutionized travel across vast territories. Pont du chemin de fer au Liorant adds color to our journey - a picturesque bridge spanning over tranquil waters amidst breathtaking scenery. Meanwhile, double voie du chemin de fer aerien dans la Septieme Avenue transports us to bustling New York City where innovation soars above ground level. Le coche pour Virginia-City takes us back in time to Nevada's Reno station on Central Pacific Railroad - an engraving capturing excitement and anticipation as passengers embark on new adventures along this historic route.