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65 rare images of old China by Maurice-Louis Branger

Maurice-Louis Branger was a French photographer born in Fontainebleau in 1874. He began to work as a photographer beginning in 1895. Around 1905 Branger created … Read more

The curious case of mr Alfred Raquez, a Parisian fugitive on the run in the Far East
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The curious case of Mr. Alfred Raquez, a Parisian fugitive on the run in the Far East

’Alfred Raquez’ was the pseudonym of Joseph Gervais, a bankrupt French lawyer who fled to the Far East in the late 1890s and had access … Read more