Represents one of the first known examples of photojournalism reportage.
These wood engravings made from daguerreotypes were published in the magazine L’Illustration 8 July 1848 only five days after the images were made. They were published a second time in in the special issue of the magazine Journées illustrées de la révolution de 1848, in August 1848. The two engravings were executed from two daguerreotypes made “before” and “after the attack”. This vantage point, from the top of a rue Saint- Maur-Popincourt building in the present 11th district, doesn’t exist anymore. Thibault, the images author as announced by the newspaper, was a talented amateur.
The daguerreotype plates survived and are held in the collections of the Musée Carnavalet and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
L’illustration : journal universel. v.11, No 279-280, July 8, 1848, pg 276