Place Jacques Rouché

Place Jacques Rouché

© Frédéric Gadmer
FRA near Paris

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nwolpert published on 02/11/2018 5:02 p.m.:

Place Jacques Rouché next to the Opéra Garnier (left in the picture) in 1920 and today. On display is the building housing the headquarters of the French bank "Société Générale". A poster on the facade promoted the purchase of government bonds ("emprunt national") to finance the reconstruction of regions devastated in World War I and the stimulation of the weakened economy.

The square is named in honor of the French opera director Jacques Rouché (1862-1957), who directed the Paris Opera from 1913 until shortly before his death.

Image rights:
Musée Albert-Kahn/Département des Hauts-de-Seine, Collection Archives de la Planète, n° d’inventaire: A 24 130 S


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