24 Color Photographs of Paris From May 1960: The Cushman Tour

On Sunday May 8 1960, Charles W. Cushman (born Poseyville, Indiana, on July 30, 1896; died San Francisco, California June 8, 1972) arrived in Paris, France. One day earlier he’d arrived in Paris on an Air France jet 707 from Los Angeles, a customer of the Thomas Cook & Son Classic Grand Tour.

This gallery records his journey around the city with his camera and rolls of Kodachrome film a for the next four days. Cushman was financially independent and strictly an amateur photographer. His pictures bear witness to what he saw.

 

May 8, 1960. Arc de Triomphe

May 8, 1960. Arc de Triomphe

May 10, 1960. Place du Theatre Montmartre (below Sacre Coeur)

May 10, 1960.
Place du Theatre Montmartre (below Sacre Coeur)

May 10, 1960. Rue Mont Genis Montmartre

May 10, 1960.
Rue Mont Genis Montmartre

May 10, 1960. Place du Theatre Montmartre

May 10, 1960.
Place du Theatre Montmartre

May 10, 1960. Barge in Seine

May 10, 1960.
Barge in Seine

May 10, 1960. Rue Chanoinesse

May 10, 1960.
Rue Chanoinesse

May 10, 1960. Sightseeing barge in the Seine

May 10, 1960.
Sightseeing barge in the Seine

May 10, 1960. Sightseeing barge above Ile de la Cite

May 10, 1960.
Sightseeing barge above Ile de la Cite

May 12, 1960. View north from Pont Neuf

May 12, 1960.
View north from Pont Neuf

May 12, 1960 Description (Slide): Arc Carrousel

May 12, 1960
Description (Slide):
Arc Carrousel

May 12, 1960. Rue Valette

May 12, 1960.
Rue Valette

May 12, 1960. Rue DesCartes

May 12, 1960.
Rue DesCartes

May 8, 1960. Trois Parisiennes on the Champs Elysee

May 8, 1960. Trois Parisiennes on the Champs Elysee

May 8, 1960. News stand Paris Rue Marignan and Champs Elysee.

May 8, 1960. News stand Paris Rue Marignan and Champs Elysee.

May 9, 1960. Schiaparelli on Place Vendome

May 9, 1960.
Schiaparelli on Place Vendome

May 9, 1960. Champs Elysée

May 9, 1960. Champs Elysée

May 9, 1960. Place de l'Opéra

May 9, 1960. Place de l’Opéra

May 10, 1960. Hotel Prince de Galles Paris

May 10, 1960.Hotel Prince de Galles Paris

May 10, 1960. (Slide)- Notre Dame de Paris

May 10, 1960. (Slide)- Notre Dame de Paris

May 11, 1960.  French school boys on tour at Fontaine bleau

May 11, 1960. French school boys on tour at Fontaine bleau

May 10, 1960. Eiffel Tower

May 10, 1960. Eiffel Tower

May 10, 1960. Sacre Coeur

May 10, 1960. Sacre Coeur

May 10, 1960. Sidewalk Café Montmartre PARIS

May 10, 1960.
Sidewalk Café Montmartre PARIS

May 10, 1960. Place du Theatre Montmartre (below Sacre Coeur)

May 10, 1960. Place du Theatre Montmartre (below Sacre Coeur)

 

cushman notebook paris

Cushman’s notebook

 

Via: Charles Cushman Collection: Indiana University Archives