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    Posted on Jan 15, 2013

    21 Magnificent Mid-Century Pics Of Paris

    These dreamy black and white photos will make you want to Midnight-in-Paris yourself to another era.

    1. 1968

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    Beauty in a cafe. (She's smoking, but you shouldn't.)

    2. 1960

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    A very fashionable lady waits. But for whom, we ponder.

    3. 1961

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    From a young age, the French trust their children to do grocery shopping and not spend the money on drugs.

    4. 1960

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    Couple in La Methode cafe. Man inspects extremely interesting crumb on the table. Woman dreams of finding a man who doesn't find crumbs interesting.

    5. 1961

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    Dancing in the streets on Bastille Day. Years later, a Motown song would turn this into a thing.

    6. 1955

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    Beatniks just chillin'.

    7. 1955

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    What clubbing in 1955 looked like.

    8. 1969

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    Doggie, je t'aime.

    9. 1955

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    Doggie, je t'aime: part deux.

    10. 1965

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    Young ladies sun by the banks of the Seine. Jalouse much?

    11. 1956

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    A French postal worker makes sure to smell each envelope before delivery to ensure it has been spritzed with the right amount of Chanel No. 5.

    12. 1966

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    Russian ballerina Sonia Petrovna waits for le bus, showing restraint by not dancing.

    13. 1955

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    Menfolk in Paris do their part.

    14. 1950

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    Students from the Sorbonne kick it in the Luxembourg Gardens.

    15. 1960s

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    Two fine ladies at a cafe on the Champs-Élysées.

    16. 1955

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    Twin sisters avoid eye contact with a waiter.

    17. 1956

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    These people are having highly philosophical conversations. Comme d'habitude.

    18. 1963

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    On a visit to Paris, Jane Fonda demonstrates the single-gloved scarf-tying technique, a very difficult French move to master.

    19. 1956

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    A man and his dog wait for the bar to officially open.

    20. 1955

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    A ballerina demonstrates the correct way to enter the Parisian métro.

    21. 1964

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    A woman tries to work one of those new-fangled "parking meters."

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