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Un Eldorado aux Enfers (An 'Eldorado Café' in Hell)
  • Louis Alfred Habert, artist
    1824–1893
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
    Adolphe Block, publisher
    1829–1903
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • Un Eldorado aux Enfers (An 'Eldorado Café' in Hell), 1868
  • Diableries, number 29
  • Where object was made: France
  • albumen print, tissue, hand coloring
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8.9 x 17.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 3 1/2 x 6 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0052.05
Description

Black and white stereograph of devil surrounded by women on a stage set above the floor level. Floor level is filled with skeletons sitting at tables. There are also a few figures visible in the balcony at TR and TL. Text at bottom of image. Scene is based on a real Parisian music hall/cabaret named Eldorado.