View of a small, curved recess inside the Paris Catacombs. A short stone pedestal stands at the center of the recess, the wall of which is lined with carefully arranged human skulls and bones. Artificial light illuminates the underground tunnel.


  • Title: [View in the Catacombs]
  • Creator: Nadar [Gaspard Félix Tournachon]
  • Date Created: 1861
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.6 × 17.4 cm (8 7/8 × 6 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XM.436.474
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Nadar [Gaspard Félix Tournachon] (French, 1820 - 1910)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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