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Rev Calvert R Jones, Harbour at Low Tide, salt print from a calotype negative, ca 1845-1852.

Contributor David Lowell writes “This is almost certainly Boulogne looking north. The difficulty for me is getting proof because the area was largely flattened in World War II – perhaps others will come forward to agree or disagree with some evidence.”

We know that Calvert Jones took quite a few photographs in France and Belgium, starting later in the 1840s and carrying on into the early 1850s.  Does anyone have a pre-WWII image of Boulogne from this angle?

 

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