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Night Time on the Boulevard Montmartre, in front of the Théatre des Variétés, July 24, 2019 | © Courtesy of A.Davey/Flickr.

The Omnibus, Nineteenth Century Paris and Urban Modernity

In her monograph Engine of Modernity, Masha Belenky (2020) presents an in-depth exploration of the positioning that the Parisian omnibus has held in popular culture works, such as press articles and fictional texts, created during the years of this vehicle’s operation in the nineteenth century.